In the next few days we'll see if Kansas City po-po will be able to effectively manage demands for policing change that have resonated across the nation following the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
In the grand scheme of things it's always important to realize that the fundemental truths which we hold dear only serve as the punchline to cruel jokes by strangers. Accordingly . . . Here's our contribution of journalistic objectivity in the midst of amateur Pavlovian political instincts promulgated by nearly identical conservative/progressive social media factions . . .
Watch KCPD work diligently to co-opt protest and lead "reform" efforts in order to cling to the current administration and thwart a council takeover. So far their efforts seem to be successful.
To be fair, maintaining the KCPD status quo is probably in the best interest of Kansas City overall given that city hall control has ruined the water department, local streets and nearly everything directly managed 12th & Oak.
For the most part, elected leaders and activists are greedy, weak and don't really represent anyone outside of a very smallish circle of influence. So it's fair to be skeptical of their "demands" on any given topic.
Nevertheless . . .
An unfortunate shooting, arrest or social media video could change everything.
More to the point . . .
PREZ BIDEN PRESSES FOR POLICE REFORM WHICH THREATENS TO FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT IN KANSAS CITY & ACROSS THE NATION!!!
Again, in fairness, it would be myopic to believe that the Commander-In-Chief doesn't have a great deal of support for the progressive changes pending.
Accordingly, we share this volley of news links that offer lesser reporting of a local policing crisis that seems to be fading for the moment . . .
Developing . . .