You Knew This Was Coming

2 06 2017


Walnut Park and Wells-Goodfellow have gotten really hot lately.  My guess is that, for some reason, the local illicit substance industry is converging on those two neighborhoods for some reason, maybe they sense the cops are playing whack-a-mole in other neighborhoods.

Anyway, Lyda has put her two cents in, and you’ll never guess what her solution is.

Hey, didn’t the city already pass a sales tax increase for the cops two months ago?  Why can’t this money be used?  Right, it’s like I told you — The real need for this revenue was for pensions, not current or new cops or pay increases for incumbent cops.

Of course, as far as any of this goes, I already told you why it won’t work.  Or, if you pay attention to the friendly criticism in that post’s comment section, and even if you agree with it over my reasoning, it only means that what Lyda wants, even if it actually happens, won’t work that well, only marginally at best.  At the same time, and to be fair, this is why the second to last paragraph of this article is full of it.  Lyda is no more responsible for both the murders during the first month and a half of her term and the low clearance rate thereof than an earthworm under the ground of my fashionable Richmond Heights abode is.  Just as there are enough SLPD officers within the relevant range of being above the Mendoza Line of not being so few that it causes crime in se and below the Mendoza Line of there not being enough that it deters crime in se, Lyda Krewson is well within the relevant range of the sort of politician that current year St. Louis City could elect as mayor.  The credible field of contenders back in March were all so samey-same to me that it didn’t matter which one won, and the city’s political homeostatic equilibrium is ultimately irrelevant.  And all of them not named Lyda would have as mayor done what Lyda is doing right now; any differences would be trivial.

Lyda is also ringing in on the other hot chronic issue in the city, that being the UDC monument.  In this, you’ll find a contradiction:  Lyda says taxpayer money will have to be used to move it, but then she turns around and says she doesn’t want it to go to the CW Museum at JB because it would take taxpayer money to move it there.  Reconciling the two, I think what she’s really saying is that she wants it either shuttered away somewhere out of regular public view, or totally destroyed.




2 responses

3 06 2017

Now the line out of Room 200 is that while the city voters passed the tax increase in April, that the problem is that county voters on the same day passed Prop P, which will allow the County Browns to raise its pay scale and hire more, which City can’t compete with.

It’s a good thing for Lyda that county voters did pass Prop P, otherwise, she and her team would be hurting for another excuse if that didn’t happen. Because it’s beyond any of them to tell the truth, that they all lied about more cops and better paid cops when campaigning for the city’s proposition, that the real purpose was to use the money for pensions.

3 06 2017

I had to read closer. This is yet another quadruple shooting that caught three bodies. This happened overnight.

It's your dime, spill it. And also...NO TROLLS ALLOWED~!

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