'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
After a year of preparing for one of the biggest events to come to the city in decades, Kansas City police are ready to prove they're as capable as any big-city force of delivering a stellar performance at the Major League Baseball All-Star game.
"It's been a long time since there has been a huge event like this in Kansas City," Rotert said. "We don't want to leave any doubt in anyone's mind that we're capable of pulling off an event of this scale."
Danny Rotert, a spokesman for Kansas City Mayor Sly James, acknowledges that any major public safety problems could hurt the image of a city whose per-capita homicide rate is perennially among the nation's top 10.