KANSAS CITY QUESTION: DID DEREK CHAUVIN GUILTY VERDICT SAVE KCPD CHIEF SMITH?!? OR, LOCAL ACTIVISTS NOW EMBOLDENED TO DEMAND TOP COP REMOVAL & MORE POLICE REFORM?!?
A historic American murder conviction against a police officer has amplified outcry for police reform in Kansas City.
However, let's start our discussion with a far more whimsical and silly TKC aside . . .
The top cop needs to change his haircut.
Allow me to explain . . .
There's nothing wrong with the Chief's hairdo . . . He's actually got a really great mane for a dude his age. But, sadly, he's rocking the same haircut as the most hated former police officer in the nation.
A new style would help spruce up his image AND throw off critics. Go ahead and mock this advice AND THEN realize there hasn't been a bald dude elected prez since Eisenhower - Slightly before the age of television.
But I digress . . .
Here's the next culture war battle ground . . .
Kansas City urban core leaders escalate demands for police reform that include the removal of Chief Smith despite a guilty verdict in the Chauvin case.
Democratic Party leaders and even Mayor Q encourage protesters to "keep up the pressure" in their advocacy against police.
And so, we're seeing more strident demands to remove the KCPD leader and place the institution under city hall control. Or maybe even DEFUND police altogether . . .
On the other side of the equation . . .
Defenders of the KCPD Chief point to the recent verdict and claim: The system works. Not only does the high profile murder conviction have little impact on KCMO but the outcome has appeased outcry from demonstrators across the nation.
Either way . . .
OUTCRY AGAINST THE KCPD TOP COP PERSISTS AND REACHES ANOTHER CRESCENDO THIS WEEK AS ACTIVISTS LEVERAGE THE SPOTLIGHT OF THE CHAUVIN TRIAL INTO MORE PRESSURE AGAINST KANSAS CITY POLICE!!!
Like it or not . . .
MSM seems to have given the spotlight to protester voices whilst those supporting the Chief either aren't ready for prime time or would only hurt his cause with their vitriolic rhetoric.
For a rare bit of balance in the local media . . .
Check the links for further reading as we hope for the best . . .
You decide . . .