So far Kansas City has been spared from ORGANIZED LOOTING that has rocked the nation at the outset of the holiday season.
But that trend isn't likely to hold up.
Don't worry, it gets worse . . .
GIVEN FEWER COPS AND MSM ATTACKS AGAINST POLICE, TKC QUESTIONS: IS KANSAS CITY PREPARED FOR 'SMASH & GRAB' CHRISTMAS THREATS??!?!
The answer, of course, is no.
Sadly, this isn't a problem that doesn't impact our suburban friends.
Reality check . . .
The 2021 NEXTGEN smash & grab sensation targets higher end retail in nice neighborhoods.
Here's how this threatens to play out in the metro . . .
Kansas City police have fewer resources to investigate organized shoplifting gangs. Those crooks are then free to venture to suburban enclaves and grab armfuls of loot. Crime displacement has been a longstanding problem for years but now THE VERY REAL DECLINE IN POLICE OFFICERS just might hamper the efforts to crackdown on local bandits.
The nightmare scenario . . .
Police have taken a rhetorical beating from the newspaper and many activists for any action against criminals during a chase . . . Of course we believe that authorities will do their job, but the impact of anti-police rhetoric can undoubtedly cause EVERYONE to second guess any response against criminals from law enforcement.
Finally . . .
Let's not forget the Plaza Riots of 2020 which forced so many merchants to shutter their windows amid constant threats during a so-called social justice uprising.
Postscript for reader consideration . . .
Critics of our TKC BLOGGY GOODNESS might suggest that this report is all "fear mongering" but, IN FACT, we've seen SMASH & GRAB LOOTING ORGANIZED BY SOCIAL MEDIA across the nation. It's simply a matter of time before the Kansas City metro is hit by this violent & terrifying trend.
And when it happens, our police force will bravely confront the problem, but with fewer officers and nothing but criticism from the newspaper and KCMO political leadership.
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Former President Trump Donald Trump Pence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security - US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE on Tuesday decried the spike in smash-and-grab robberies that have taken place across the country, calling on Democrats to take action to "immediately" stop the crimes.
The smash-and-grab robberies plaguing San Francisco and Los Angeles spread to smaller cities in the state and across the country to Chicago and Minneapolis over the holiday weekend, with organized "flash mobs" ransacking stores and making off with merchandise worth thousands.
Police union leaders are blaming the ACLU for the recent smash-and-grab robberies that have plagued California ahead of holiday shopping season. "When society removes accountability for bad behavior, criminals get emboldened to commit more crimes, drug addicts thumb their noses at mandatory treatment and vandalism and petty theft turn into riotous looting and murder," President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Craig Lally, told Fox News.
A spree of brazen "smash-and-grab" crimes has plagued upscale stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities, with mobs of thieves making off with luxury goods to resell.
Those interviewed, including a professor of criminal justice and ex-cop, say the spate of robberies should be referred to as 'organized smash and grabs' The distinction originates from the California penal code, which defines looting as 'theft or burglary...during a 'state of emergency' 'Looting is a term that we typically
A series of coordinated smash and grab burglaries happening in the Bay Area has shoppers and retail employees on edge. The Morning Joe panel discusses.
OPINION AND COMMENTARY Why would they do this? That question rises inevitably from a new wave of so-called flash-mob robberies, thieves by the dozens invading retail stores to simply take what they want. It's happened in California, Illinois, Minnesota and Maryland. Retailers ranging from Nordstrom to 7-Eleven have been hit.
Developing . . .