Once again this cowtown's largest almost daily newspaper hits a new low . . .
THE KANSAS CITY STAR BLAMES LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR DISINFORMATION THAT THE NEWSPAPER HELPED TO SPREAD ABOUT A CARJACKER LADY SUSPECT SHOT WHILST CARRYING A GUN!!!
- A lady "victim" of a police shooting WAS NOT PREGGERS despite witness testimony.
- She is, in fact, now charged with carjacking
- Contrary to activist claims . . . She was holding a gun and refused to cooperate with police.
We can forgive local pay-for-play bloggers and even social media denizens for their fake activism that's quickly forgotten and likely doesn't register for most people.
But c'mon man . . . This is a so-called "4th Estate" in a major American city helping to spread a "false narrative" asking misleading questions and then working to direct urban core negativity at police.
On the surface their latest screed seems to equivocate but here's the money line that abolves their role in this drama . . .
"This case, which quickly gained national attention, has been muddied by a spread of misinformation due to local authorities’ doling out updates in dribs and drabs."
We'll let readers judge their motives but it's worth noting that the newspaper has been publishing mostly anti-police propaganda since 2020 and recently lied about "forcing out the KCPD Chief of Police" after he announced his retirement about 6 months in advance fulfilling his 5 year commitment.
Don't get it twisted . . .
This blog isn't a "stan" for the po-po . . . We actually agree with some of the criticisms of police communication and realize that there is room for improvement amid methodical but outdated modes of communication.
However . . .
WITHOUT QUESTION THE STAR OFFERED THEIR PLATFORM TO ACTIVISTS WHO DENIED FACTS & SPREAD LIES ABOUT THE LATEST KCPD OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING!!!
Meanwhile, Toriano Porter, a member of the Star's editorial board is still deflecting criticism via Twitter rather than really taking stock of this situation by way of a column . . . We have hope for Mr. Porter because he is, in fact, a talented writer who has seemingly been misled by social justice warriors and forgets his power to provide objective commentary as an opinion journalist.
Meanwhile . . .
This blame game politics propagated by local dead-tree media is dangerous and doesn't merely risk hurt feelings amongst keyboard warriors but threatens the safety of Kansas City residents by way of creating a divisive political climate wherein outrageous rumors carry more weight than uncomfortable facts regarding a tragic shooting in the midst of a suspected crime.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
OPINION AND COMMENTARY Days after Kansas City police shot Leonna Hale in a Family Dollar parking lot, we learned the 26-year-old woman was allegedly armed, according to charges filed against her by Jackson County prosecutors. This week, to address rumors that Hale was unarmed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker released a photo showing Hale holding a gun.
You decide . . .