Read this love letter closely . . .
It's commendable that police & the prosecutor's office are collaborating. Kansas City needs both institutions to work together.
However, there's one line that stands out . . .
"Jail capacity, recent legislative changes and societal attitudes make addressing gun possession and violence increasingly difficult."
Translation . . .
Guns and not elected leaders or public officials are to blame for the tragic death of a police officer?!?
That's good to know.
That line could have noted "illegal guns" or "felons illegally in possession of a firearm" create challenges but the broad language of the statement offers insight into a shared perspective.
Fact: Greater gun control targeting ALL of the plebs and not just felons is where both police & prosecutors find common ground.
And so, the statement is clearly a calculated and necessary move to calm tensions within the community that leaves us with one question . . . What does this love letter REALLY mean?!?
Here's how we're interpreting it . . .
Today we learned Constitutional freedoms present a danger to those in power . . . Ironically, that element of risk was designed into the system by the framers/founders.
In fairness and without any commentary. Check the note in full . . .
Joint statement from KCPD and Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
Sept. 17, 2021
Joint statement issued today by KCPD and Jackson County Prosecutor's Office on Cody Harrison
When faced with a tragedy like this we are called upon to improve ways to intervene and prevent senseless gun violence in our community.
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department are equally committed to reducing violent crime. Both agencies understand a Felon in Possession of a Firearm can be a precursor to violence. Today both agencies jointly agreed to examine opportunities to work together to ensure all dangerous offenders are appropriately addressed.
Jail capacity, recent legislative changes and societal attitudes make addressing gun possession and violence increasingly difficult. That said, our agencies will seek greater communication among all criminal justice partners to share information regarding those who pose potential threats of violence and use all our collective leverage to address those situations.
You decide . . .