An exceptionally minor Kansas City progressive win targeted traffic enforcement with allegations of systemic racism.
Sadly, the argument could have been about saving lives or saving cops time on pointless practices . . . But local leaders slammed po-po in order to feign progress by way of mostly pointless legislation.
The mainstream argument and constant protestations of racism . . .
"In the past three years, Kansas City police issued more than 100 tickets for jaywalking. And far more citations went to men than women, and far more to Black people than whites."
Reality check . . . Jaywalking is constant in Kansas City and it does, in fact, cause some pretty horrible wrecks and injuries.
However . . .
Tonight we learn from Mayor & council that rules of the road are racist. And this petty, divisive and somewhat irresponsible argument makes EVERYONE just a little less safe on local streets.
Friendly advice . . . Your grandma was still and will always be correct when she taught you to wait for the light and look both ways when crossing the street. Amid uncertain times, sometimes it's important to find confidence in the smallest life lessons.
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