Recent data indicates that rampant American discord parallels worsening violence across the nation and in Kansas City.
This not so fun fact is important to remember as a coalition of activist leaders renew their commitment to confront the mayor & police chief.
Embattled talker Tucker Carlson recently noted this study but it deserves repeating among our blog community as a woman fights for her life after an East side shooting this Friday afternoon whilst culture war trumps any discussion of solutions to KCMO's tragic homicide trend.
From 2014 to 2019, a researcher tracked more than 1,600 BLM protests across the country, largely in bigger cities, with nearly 350,000 protesters. His main finding is a 15 to 20 percent reduction in lethal use of force by police officers — roughly 300 fewer police homicides — in census places that saw BLM protests.
Research also indicates that these protests correlate with a 10 percent increase in murders in the areas that saw BLM protests. That means from 2014 to 2019, there were somewhere between 1,000 and 6,000 more homicides than would have been expected if places with protests were on the same trend as places that did not have protests.
Without blame or accusation. The data deserves consideration by people with good intentions from every perspective.
A local volunteer in the midst of KCMO political upheaval sees the situation this way . . .
"The ENTIRE activist community is fighting the Mayor. They are dishing it out in public . . . This doesn’t help our community at all. None of this does."
Meanwhile, lowly local residents, plebs and ne'er-do-wells don't really have much influence over these conversations that are mostly incited by social media and strategically documented and dismissed by broadcasters who live in the suburbs.
And in the midst of this unrest, the record-breaking pace of the KCMO homicide count continues to rise.
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You decide . . .