KCPD Chief Jim Corwin's blog has a post about Kansas City's traffic fatalities, which are up compared to last year's. (We're at 36, compared to roughly 27 at the same point last year.) And the blog notes that 63 percent of last year's traffic deaths were alcohol- or drug-related.
The amount of lives lost to bullets and poor conflict resolution is truly appalling. Residents, activists and others call for something to be done to stop the violence, and rightfully so.
But there is no outrage for the other lives lost just as senselessly in traffic crashes. There are no large, public vigils and few cries for change.