Kansas City Star Spotlights Alleged Racism After Missing Youngster Found Dead

Tonight we consider a newspaper talking point and what seems like an active disservice to the community . . . 


It's not journalism, it's not even good clickbait.

Consider . . .

The family is obviously still in grief and throwing culture war into the mix just seems callous. 

More importantly . . .  

There's an allegation but NO PROOF of bias. Merely cheap talk from an activist. 

The tragic reality . . . Families are always frustrated after tragedy and EVERYONE feels like that could have done more to prevent a horrific outcome. 

Sadly . . . The Star exploits these emotions for a cynical article that makes the absolutely horrible situation even worse . . .

One missing persons advocate has echoed Robker’s feeling that police should have notified the public sooner. Kansas City police have said they were delayed by difficulty in obtaining a recent photo of him from the family.

Derrica Wilson, co-founder of the Black & Missing Foundation, said police should have put out a news release the night Jayden was reported missing. Later, when a photo became available, they could have put out an updated flier, she said.

The Kansas City Police Department’s handling of missing persons cases has long been a source of frustration for families, social activists and neighborhood leaders who say police are often not responsive to their concerns, especially in cases of missing people who are Black.

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