Progressive local reporters spent a great deal of time hyping a controversial triple murder case over the course of the Summer.
This week most freely admit that the struggle is political . . .
Americans, by and large, like to think of the nation's courts as exempt from politics or ideology. As University of Missouri political scientist Stephen Graves put it, "We may not get the presidents that we want, or the governors we want, the senators that we want, but we do look to the judicial system ...
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Lawyers for Kevin Strickland have formally dismissed legal efforts to gain his release. But, they've not stopped fighting for it. Strickland has been in prison for more than 40 years after his conviction in a triple murder in 1978.
To be fair and in the interest of justice, here's a perspective that doesn't get a lot of attention in Kansas City reports . . .
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Attorney General's Office on Monday said it believes longtime inmate Kevin Strickland is guilty of killing three people in Kansas City and should remain in prison, despite several other prosecutors saying they believe he is innocent.
And so www.TonysKansasCity.com leaves it to readers to decide for themselves . . .