Tonight we hit our blog community with one of the most important questions of the year and a determination that will impact the political future of our metro area, the region and maybe even the entire nation.
To wit . . .
DID JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JEAN PETERS BAKER TRIUMPH THIS WEEK OR HAS SHE PROVEN HERSELF A POLITICAL TURKEY?!?
Here's a quick look at the issues which impact this decision . . .
After fighting desperately to exonerate wrongly convicted Kevin Strickland of triple-murder she's still "hot" after winning and now accuses the Republican Missouri Attorney General of malpractice amid his run for Senate.
And of course . . .
Let's not forget that Prosecutor Peters Baker accused KCPD of stonewalling yet recently proved victorious after her indictment preceded a police detective found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the killing of Cameron Lamb.
Now . . .
Her triple crown achievement rests in the hands of the most loyal TKC readers . . .
Did "Mean Jean" redeem herself as a political powerhouse via courtroom victory or has she all but abandoned her political career in a costly war of words with cops???
Like it or not, the answer to this question could propel "Mean Jean" to the ranks of Senate contender, Federal Judge and/or local kingmaker and might even help to redeem her reputation locally.
As always, we leave the determination to loyal readers.
STAY TUNED for the answer as we prep our review of Kansas City turkeys for the upcoming holiday -- A widely anticipated tradition that TKC PERFECTED for this cowtown.
Further reading . . .
Kevin Strickland attributes his freedom to his two attorneys at The Innocence Project but also to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker."Without her, I very well might not be sitting here today and I really appreciate her," Strickland said.Strickland was released Tuesday after a judge overturned his 1979 conviction for
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Kevin Strickland held a press conference after his release yesterday in which he thanked a number of people, including Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. "It's humbling but I was doing my job," said Peters Baker. After 43 years, Kevin Strickland was finally set free.
You decide . . .