Last night Independence, MO suffered another homicide.
Political hacks would have us believe that the uptick in KCMO murder is somehow to blame on progressives and Prez Biden.
However . . .
Meth town isn't exactly an enclave for liberalism . . . So what gives???
Police officials have cited crime displacement and that's more plausible but also more troubling inasmuch as locals are far more apt in assigning blame then reducing local violence.
Meanwhile, it's worth considering that Independence, MO police are confronting a crisis within their ranks as well.
The city of Independence released hundreds of copies of overtime approval sheets Tuesday, which are at the center of an investigation into potential misuse of overtime pay within the police department.The overtime approval sheets released to KMBC 9 Investigates through an open records request show at least five Independence police department employees received approval to do overtime construction work for the police department in 2021.
For now, here's an update on the latest killing . . .
"The incident occurred in the 3300 block of Sterling Ave. The police department posted about the situation at 9:30 p.m., saying that the scene was still active. According to the department, a 17-year-old teen was killed in the parking lot of the Sterling Creek Apartments. Police did not have a suspect in custody."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The Independence Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened on Tuesday night. This occurred in the 3300 block of Sterling Ave. The police department posted about the situation at 9:30 p.m., saying that the scene was still active. No further information is available at this time.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Independence police are investigating after a teen was shot to death on Tuesday night.
Police in Independence are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was gunned down Tuesday night in the 3300 block of South Sterling Avenue.This is just north of Interstate 70.Police Sgt. John Syme said the shooting was reported at 8:35 p.m.
Developing . . .