Investigations of police-involved shootings must be fair to victims – and cops

Jean Peters Baker needs to be closely involved in investigations of police-involved shootings, fatal or not.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker

A police-involved fatal shooting of a suspect last week in Kansas City will be investigated by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and a use of force committee she established.

“I’m going to take that one myself,” she told me this week. That is exactly what needs to happen.

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Kris Kobach lies about ‘voter fraud’ and here’s the damning evidence

Kris Kobach is spreading a Big Lie about illegal voting in the United States.

Kris Kobach is spreading a Big Lie about illegal voting in the United States.

Lying comes as easily as breathing to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

And on Sunday, his continued support of Donald Trump’s Big Lie — that millions of people voted illegally in the presidential race — continued to be touted on talk shows by Trump’s sycophants.

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Russ Jennings as House Speaker will help end Kansas’ nightmare, boost Johnson County

Russ Jennings is the best candidate to be the next Kansas House Speaker.

Russ Jennings is the best candidate to be the next Kansas House Speaker.

One of the most important events of the 2017 Kansas Legislature’s session — especially for Johnson County residents — actually will occur on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

That’s when House Republicans should place their secret votes in a large wooden ballot box on the chamber’s floor to select the highly qualified Russ Jennings of Lakin as their new Speaker of the House for the crucial session that begins in January.

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