There is a persistent myth that the majority Kansas City East Side urban core residents share the anti-police views of their elected leaders. Nothing could be further from reality.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS EPIC LETTER TO CITY HALL ADVOCATING FOR MORE PUBLIC SAFETY HELP AT AN EMBATTLED LOCATION!!!
Read the note carefully, there's a nuanced understanding of the politics on BOTH SIDES of the debate over community policing which conspire to let potentially deadly violence persist.
This latest complaint to city hall was recently filed after another double shooting at this dangerous locale and the threat of more Summertime gunfire.
Check-it . . .
Subject: Crime & Bloodshed
We as community, neighbors, residents, parents, seniors, children and concerned citizens, are outraged.
The location at 35th & Prospect is a "Death Trap."
We fear for the well-being & safety of our children & neighbors.
Our community is being controlled by: drugs, thugs, killers and gang bangers.
How much more BLOODSHED is enough?
The owners at 35th & Prospect have pleaded and begged with the Mayor and the Police Department, to take action against these perpetrators.
Yet, nothing has been done.
The owner was told, unless there was fighting & other disputes, they will not dispatch officers to the area.
This was supposedly, due to the fear of video & lawsuits.
These perpetrators have been given the right to murder our loved ones . . .
Black Lives do not matter . . . ???
Where else in Kansas City, does this type of trauma, disrespect & killings (continually) happen to residents???
So far we can confirm that the note earned the attention of council members but there hasn't yet been a reply.
Developing . . .