Kansas City Star Runs Anti-KCPD Editorial Every Day Of The Week

It's not TKC's job to stick up for the cops. Their union has a really great social media presence wherein leaders unwind after bullying sketchy tow truck drivers in order to preach to the choir.

TKC supports the po-po but not out of fealty . . . Instead, like most grownups, we understand that Kansas City doesn't work without law enforcement.

Similarly . . . 

It's a shame to watch the so-called 4th Estate wither and waste their last bit of political capital. 

Accordingly . . .

We noticed that the Kansas City Star has filed an anti-police editorial every day so far this week. 

Thing of it is . . . 

It's unclear if ANTIFA is buying newspaper subscriptions. 

Demographics tell us that older people read the paper and they skew conservative. 

And so . . . 

The newspaper is literally chasing away their readers with a social justice crusade and a feeble attempt to pick the next top cop by way of inane anti-police rhetoric which mimics the same kind of wishy-washy social media screeds put forth by Mayor Q.

Here's the money line . . .

The Star illustrated again just this week, the department’s culture under Chief Smith includes officers who use excessive force to punish minority suspects. “More than 57% of the use of force incidents from 2019 to July 2021 were against Black people,” the newspaper reported.

Black people make up less than a third of Kansas City’s population.

At least one former officer is likely headed to prison after his conviction for shooting a Black man. Others face charges. The department is spending millions in taxpayer funds to settle excessive force lawsuits — money that might go to provide bigger salary increases for employees.

Is police brutality part of the department’s culture? The answer must be no, and the department must work harder ahead to weed out officers who use force improperly.

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