The city's politicians have spend an unreal amount of their time and efforts on The Plaza Incident and how to get curfews in the city's 'upscale' shopping and entertainment districts- while local news media coverage spent an inordinate amount of time as well on The Plaza Incident- a footrace and a soldier's funeral.
Only cursory news media attention was and has been given with political leaders' non-response to all the other gun violence throughout Kansas City in the past 72 hours.
Let me summarize this violence since midnight Sunday morning (I'm not even counting the 3 teens shot on the Plaza because that has been beat into the ground already):
Four Dead and at least 6 injured (how many others taken by family/friends to hospitals- unknown) JUST from gunfire JUST in Kansas City MO..
Most citizens in Metro Kansas City could care less about the gun violence ... UNLESS it happens to them- THEIR loved ones or THEIR friends.
Don't worry- as long as the problem continues to be shunted to a political corner or the 2nd and 3rd segments of newscasts- it WILL affect many more citizens and THEN you can hope that (it's too late) the pollys and happy-casts will REALLY address the issue.