Local media are missing the point in their tizzy over Wednesday’s arrest in the Waldo Rapist Case. All of Kansas City wanted to help put an end to the brutal rapes that occurred in Waldo AND BROOKSIDE but the panic among these white enclaves was nearly just as objectionable.
Real talk: The Racial Profiling and downright disparity that was displayed in this case deserves to be addressed, now that the KCPD is obviously making good progress. Meanwhile, it should be noted that as of now they’re talking to an innocent man. In any event, during this crisis folks in the Waldo area showed their true colors. An innocent dude was picked up on a gun charge simply because some crazy white guy started stalking him. Once again we were reminded that this town only cares about crimes against white people. And businesses in the area probably took a bit of a hit since the panic inspired so many people to stay home during what was obviously still an economic downturn. In other words, it was a classic Kansas City perfect storm: Everybody lost. The only good news to come out of this is that maybe we have learned a bit about reactions to violence and how racial disparity in Kansas City is ever present.