Kansas City Police Officer Nearly Hit Amid Latest Downtown 'Sideshow' At P&L District

Sadly, it seems the tougher fines & penalties aren't working to curb illegal street racing inside the loop.

Recent footage posted to the Internets shows a reckless driver coming DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to hitting an office in the middle of the street.

The brazen disrespect for traffic, people and new neighbors is hard to watch and the new generation of road warriors seem to enjoy the spectacle which translates into greater social media numbers.

Take a look . . . .

I guess it's even more galling that onlookers and so-called "citizen media" are attempting to put blame on the officer even trying to stop the treacherous stunt.

You decide . . .