The Star hit some balls out of the ballpark today, I think, in their reporting.
Good for them. Good for us.
The first I'll mention is their series on all the people across town who have gotten shot, for whatever reason, in the past and then didn't press charges against their assailants so the police had to abandon their investigations. As I posted yesterday and as the Star so rightly points out in these articles, unless and until people make others responsible for these actions, not only will the shootings and killings not stop but they will likely get worse, as we've seen over the years in town. It has a 2nd part in tomorrow's paper, too.
The other great article--also on the front page of the paper--tells about GSA bonuses given to staff who also happen to be under investigation.
Does that make any sense?
They're under investigation for some kind of possible transgression but they get a bonus anyway?
Anyway, as a side note, it should be pointed out that it was reporter Russ Ptacek, before he left town, who got these investigations started. (I did point it out on Facebook, on Russ Ptacek's page, in an effort to thank him).
So kudos to you today, Star, and thank you.
Now, if maybe more and yet more local reporting across our cities, towns, counties and states of Missouri and Kansas can come from our paper, people will want and even need to subscribe, for fear of missing out on important, local stories. Maybe, maybe that will help save this rag. ("Rag" not meant disparagingly).
Have a great week, y'all.