In a screed against a bit of legislation that has already been sent back to committee to die, the Kansas City Star attempts to change local arguments and dispute an effective political talking point.
Again, here's MSM perspective on a police funding dispute currently pending a verdict . . .
"This money was always going to be redirected right back to the police budget, only with some strings attached by the funders, aka Kansas City taxpayers. So the idea that reducing the police budget by zero dollars was somehow tantamount to “defunding” was a lie from the start."
That's an interesting theory but here's a persistent moment of doubt . . .
IF MONEY 'REALLOCATED' BY MAYOR Q AND HIS COUNCIL SUPPORTERS IS GOING BACK TO POLICE . . . WHERE'S THE BUDGET?!?
Sadly, our newsie friends won't answer this obvious question and simply take marching orders from the mayor's office instead of serving as a resource and representing the interests of voters over their political patrons.
Read more via this TKC link or don't bother going past the paywall . . .
Whether she knows it or not, Councilwoman Teresa Loar's latest plan would hand the Kansas City Police Department an additional $45.3 million that would do nothing to help solve the city's violent crime crisis. Her plan should be quickly dismissed, and almost certainly will be.