Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

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Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by briantsmith25 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:17 am

I need some advice on what to. There is quite the drug trade that goes on 39th and Wyandotte right by my apartment. It goes on right behind the Labor Ready on the sidewalk  EVERYDAY!!! I can sit on my front porch and watch these fuckers and it seems to be getting worse as the summer goes along. I have called the cops numerous times and IF they show up they do very little and it obviously is not deterring these guys. Is there a different outlet that I can go through to get more results. I called the street narcotics unit and left a message but low and behold I recieved no call back. I don't want to give up and just say fuck it because this is my neighborhood and I'm not going to let it be taken over if I can do anything about it. These people don't live on my street and other that that the street is quite pleasant. I just don't know what else to do.. :x
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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by tat2kc » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:47 am

Call the Star's watchdog reporter. Sad to say, but only if the issue is raised publicly will you get a response. And even that might not work. We have the same problem at Prospect and Independence Ave., and the police response was that they know what is happening at the intersection, but that they do not have the manpower to do anything about it.  Good luck!
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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by KCMax » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:48 am

Do nothing because you are racist if you do anything about it. &
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Post by PumpkinStalker » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:54 am

KCMax wrote: Do nothing because you are racist if you do anything about it. &
HA!  Sad...

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by dangerboy » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:02 am

Be a squeaky wheel.  Keep calling the street narc unit.  Call everyday until they return your call. Call the Central Patrol precinct and find out what officers are assigned to your neighborhood.  Call your neighborhood association president.  They likely have cell phone numbers for your local cops, or at least a good working relationship with them.  Also talk your City Council reps, Beth Gottstein and Jan Marcason.

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by mean » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:09 am

Keep calling the cops. Write the mayor or city council. If you're a real brave sort, get a camera and videotape the thugs.

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by briantsmith25 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:12 am

mean wrote:
Shorting your police and fire departments to build high end jewelry stores and parking lots == priceless.
Huh???
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Post by KCTigerFan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:21 am

Agree with the other posts, keep calling the cops... ALL the damn time.  The first house I bought in KC was on a corner lot.  The side street was quiet but ended up being a haven for dumped stolen cars.  That also led to some shady characters milling about at all hours, a couple houses were burglarized.  It ended up taking six months, but my neighbors and I added new exterior lights to our homes and called the cops sometimes 10-12 times a night.  Now the street is clean and there hasn't been any trouble, from what I understand, for four years. 

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by briantsmith25 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:29 am

UPDATE:
Just about 20 minutes after I started this thread I got a call back from the street narcotics unit. I gave the seceratery all of my info and concerns and she said that she would have a detective get in contact with me. So.... we will see what happens
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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by LenexatoKCMO » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:49 am

Perhaps recruit friends, neighbors, family, and forum members to try sitting out on the sidewalk in front of the labor ready in lawn chairs?  I would think the dealers/buyers would get uncomfortable fairly fast.  Of course there is the possible side effect of violence - but safety in numbers . . .

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by mean » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:42 pm

briantsmith25 wrote: Huh???
If you put more question marks does that mean anything in particular? Like you're really super extra confused?
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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:34 pm

definitely call your councilperson if you get no results from the police!

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by briantsmith25 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:44 pm

mean wrote: If you put more question marks does that mean anything in particular? Like you're really super extra confused?
Whats the point of being an ass???????????????????
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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by KC-wildcat » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:21 pm

I wonder if Dog the Bounty Hunter breaks up drug deals in his spare time?

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by midtown guy » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:27 pm

Our area has a "preventative crime" unit that is excellent about following these types of things.  They sometimes let things go on longer than I'd prefer, but they wait it out until they can get a big bust on them vs a petty thing that will just let them back on the street in a day or two.  You should find out if your area has one (ours may actually cover your area) and contact them.  And call the police station often.  Even if they do nothing, logging the reports a) gets more resources dedicated to your area and b) gives them more numbers to go into ask for more money in the departmental budget.

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by tjokskalle » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:09 pm

  Get your camera and take pics of the dealers and users;you can gives these to narcotics for
reference in the chance that they may be wanted for outstanding warrants and have you contacted
labour ready and told them whats going on? I always take things a little further..paint ball guns ,sling shots..what ever works best at the moment.

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by nota » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:13 am

briantsmith25 wrote: Whats the point of being an ass???????????????????
It's his job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:00 am

tjokskalle wrote:     I HATE DRUG DEALERS WITH A SEETHING PASSION!
omigod! me, too! i also like soup. do you like soup?  :wink:

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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by mean » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:52 am

briantsmith25 wrote: Whats the point of being an ass???????????????????
Sorry if you think I'm being an ass, but what's the point in responding to a statement with, "Huh?" I'm sure you're capable of actually asking a specific question if you are unclear about what I said.
DaveKCMO wrote: omigod! me, too! i also like soup. do you like soup?  :wink:
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Re: Drug Trade on Wyandotte in Wesport

Post by tompendergast » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:18 pm

briantsmith25 wrote: I need some advice on what to. There is quite the drug trade that goes on 39th and Wyandotte right by my apartment. It goes on right behind the Labor Ready on the sidewalk  EVERYDAY!!! I can sit on my front porch and watch these fuckers and it seems to be getting worse as the summer goes along. I have called the cops numerous times and IF they show up they do very little and it obviously is not deterring these guys. Is there a different outlet that I can go through to get more results. I called the street narcotics unit and left a message but low and behold I recieved no call back. I don't want to give up and just say fuck it because this is my neighborhood and I'm not going to let it be taken over if I can do anything about it. These people don't live on my street and other that that the street is quite pleasant. I just don't know what else to do.. :x
Why do you have to do anything about it at all?  How is it a problem for you?  Are these drug users/sellers hurting you somehow?  If so, how?  If not, leave them alone - it's their bodies, after all. 

No wonder the cops don't care.  This is KCMO... they have far higher priorities than someone using/selling narcotics, like solving murders, rapes, and other violent crimes, of which we have many.  What a person does with their body, as long as it isn't being forced on others (and it sounds like it isn't) isn't our cops' priority for controlling.

To be more colloquial, "chill out."  :)
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