Postscript: Protest, Politics & Promises At Kansas City Top Cop Forum

In the aftermath of today's group hug festivities . . .

Ironically, Kansas City has heard the same thing about local control and community engagement from BOTH SIDES as we endure yet another record year for homicides.

Here's the word from the local progressive news source of note . . .

Protesters calling for local control of KCPD called the meeting a “scam” and said the Board of Police Commissioners were already set to choose a “puppet.”

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Kansas City Police chief candidates say they will work on homicide rate, curtailing racism

Tackling the city's high homicide rate, combating racism and a commitment to community policing. The three candidates for Kansas City Police chief were interviewed in public on Saturday, mostly agreeing on anti-crime and pro-community initiatives, while vague on specifics to achieve the goals. They didn't mention that Kansas City is the only U.S.

3 finalists for next KCPD chief of police take stage for questions during public town hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After weeks of search and recruitment, the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Police Commissioners has selected three finalists for the city's next chief of police . The community had a chance to meet the three candidates on Saturday via a public town hall.

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