In one of the most scathing Kansas City editorials we've read in years, a community newspaper takes a 12th & Oak leader to task and gives voice to widespread opposition against recent police funding legislation.
Here's the money line . . .
"After sticking it to the po-po, that he took to social media to defend his decision, lying through his teeth saying that the action wasn’t a cut, it was merely a reallocation and an actual budget increase. Really? Stealing money from the police department, then diverting those funds to what equates to a slush fund for a new, yet unnamed social program that can potentially be used for any cockamamie “public safety project” that comes down the pike, as dictated by your council cronies, all without any subject matter experts, a.k.a. police officers at the table. What could possibly go wrong?"
Moreover, there's some serious questions emerging about process, Sunshine Law violations and a costly legal battle confronting KCMO.
If readers check one bit of Kansas City news today, this op/ed journalism should make the cut . . .
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