Rather than examine one of Kansas City's most important civic problems from a journalistic perspective . . . The local PBS outlet offered their platform to activists and constant police critics.
It's their tower, they can do whatever they want with it . . . But proper labeling would help the plebs who don't have cash to contribute to a fundraiser in exchange for a tote bag.
More to the point . . .
NOT ONCE DID KC PBS MENTION YEARS OF ANTI-POLICE RHETORIC DOMINATING LOCAL & NATIONAL CONVERSATIONS AS PART OF THE REASON FOR THE CURRENT COWTOWN PO-PO STAFFING CRISIS!!!
Again, TKC is the wrong-person to stand up for the cops . . .
This is a basement blog with a bad attitude and an arsenal of dirty jokes.
However . . .
Simply from the perspective of a writer . . . Talking about police staffing without even mentioning so much antipathy directed at the po-po from elected leaders, pundits and activists . . . That simply isn't telling the whole story.
In fairness, here's the intro to their report . . .
"Police staffing is not an exact science, and it is increasingly complex. But there are studies by the U.S. Department of Justice and policing organizations addressing what variables should be considered and what hasn’t proven to be the most efficient for taxpayer dollars. Oftentimes, they say, departments hire more officers simply because funds are available, without enough regard for what services are actually needed and desired by residents.
You decide . . .