We're about three years into a major Kansas City homicide spike without many new ideas or solutions from dead-tree media.
Philosophically there's probably some merit to this comparison even if the data doesn't prove out.
Either way, activist talking points now pass for news in Kansas City . . . Check-it:
When Bryan Murrell first found the house, he could barely imagine anyone had ever lived there. It was boarded up, filled with trash, everything in complete disarray. But Murrell, a part-time home renovator, knows this house on a corner of Prospect Avenue in Kansas City's Washington-Wheatley neighborhood can be a happy home again.