Crime is skyrocketing in Kansas City and already our homicide count is outpacing record breaking numbers set in 2020 & 2021.
Accordingly . . .
TODAY THE PREZ TELLS MAYOR Q & LEADERS ACROSS THE NATION: USE COVID CASH FOR PUBLIC SAFETY THIS SUMMER!!!
Actually, this isn't a bad idea and its much more productive than fighting to "defund the police" and pushing a legal or election challenge for "local control" that nobody but activists & the suburban/Iowa-printed newspaper editorial board really want.
Also . . .
THE KANSAS CITY SUMMER CRIME SPIKE IS COMING AND USING COVID CASH FOR PREVENTION MIGHT NOT BE A BAD IDEA!!!
This week Mayor Q made a bit deal of attending the police-focused meetup via social media. We wonder if he'll take this bit of economic advice to heart given his surprisingly adversarial relationship with the po-po.
Moreover . . .
So much of this cash was slated to be used for "equity" and "green sustainability" (lulz) and to help
squatters tenants who can't/won't pay their rent . . . Using taxpayer cash for something practical is a very big shift in strategy for the current administration.
Even better . . . This funding mandate runs contrary to Mayor Q's budget fun & games with KCPD over the past two years and a current debate with Missouri GOP politicos.
Here's a peek at the D.C. mandate . . .
"Biden is expected to stress the need for more funding for public safety programs at an event with mayors and law enforcement officials Friday at the White House.
"A number of major cities have reported surges in crime rates since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The White House said it is pushing local governments to spend the money before the summer months, when there has historically been more violent crime compared to winter months."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will urge states and cities to use unspent money from last year's $1.9 trillion Covid relief package to fund crime prevention programs and hire police officers. Biden is expected to stress the need for more funding for public safety programs at an event with mayors and law enforcement officials Friday at the White House.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will urge state and local leaders on Friday to make greater use of money from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to fight crime as cities gird for summer crime waves, and the U.S. Treasury releases billions more in funds.
WASHINGTON - Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and interim Police Chief Joseph Mabin are getting some facetime with President Biden. The two leaders are attending a White House Public Safety Roundtable with other mayors and police leaders from across the country.
President Biden on Friday will push cities to use federal stimulus money to hire more cops - while touting the use of at least $10 billion in stimulus funds for public safety, the White House said in a preview of his remarks.
Developing . . .