Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MUST READ: Kansas City Ferguson Protest Perspective And Empowerment Story



TKC NOTEMore than any other media article, video or photo, THANK YOU TO GRACIOUS AND BRILLIANT TKC TIPSTERS who sent us THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT of the most recent Kansas City protest in solidarity with Ferguson. This digital missive has been forwarded throughout social media and is by far the most popular report on what happened last night. Check it:

Excerpts From Michelle's Ferguson Story

Last night I marched in solidarity with people of like minds. I was able to yell my frustrations out with the system, and I was heard. I was always able to witness some beautiful things, people from all walks of life recognizing that in America there is an issue when people of color are met with excessive deadly force. When anyone is met with excessive deadly force, it is an issue. To know that people understand that the system that politicians ask us to have faith in and to be patient is the same one denying justice.

Don't let those news articles fool you Kansas City. While there police officers who were kind to us, there were also those who were not. Also it was clear where they wanted to protect . . .

There was a period of time when I was walking from Prospect to Troost there was a cop car behind me the whole way. And I was able to draw strength from it. I appreciate not being arrested, at the same time I was prepared to be arrested.

People were arrested and they began to pick people off one by one. One of the police officers on his horse stepped on a woman and I am pretty sure broke her foot. And as she cried out in pain the officer experience no empathy he just told her to get out the street.

Or how we crossed over Troost one of the officers was flipping us off. REALLY?

They went even as far as to block us from entering the Plaza at first. When we got there one of the protestors who were having medical issues asked for bottle of water from one of the officers who was passing out water to the the police escorts. He stared at her and he opened a bottle and drank it, and then threw it at her disrespectful hitting her, myself, and a few other protestors. But you won't hear about that in the media.

But there were also the good cops, but I just can't take this "stay on the sidewalk" mess. The cops were fine with us protesting as long as we were not in the street. Some were empathetic to the cause and others voiced their support.

Thank you to my support system. I felt so much love last night and I felt so empowered . . .
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Tonight's Kansas City Ferguson Link Fest:

TKC TOLD YOU SO: Worries of protests ahead of Plaza lighting

Merriam police chief believes body cameras help hold officers accountable

Ferguson residents fed up with violence

Ministers lead march to protest Ferguson, call for changes

March organizers take prayerful approach to protest

Anonymous threatens state websites

Responding To Ferguson In Kansas City

Local lawyers confused by release of evidence, grand jury proceedings

Lincoln Prep student explains silent protest during Nixon visit

Kansas City Response to Ferguson Orderly, Thoughtful

Area activists work to prevent violence and reduce stress during holiday season

President calls for long-term solutions to police, community relations

Michelle's Kansas City Ferguson Story In Full . . .

Developing . . .

Jodie Gasson And The Kansas City Cleanup



Jodie Gasson gets us in the mood to clean out more than a few Kansas City links worth a look for those avoiding their family on this Thanksgiving holiday interlude . . . Because, admit it, TKC is your only friend . . .

Starting With Kansas City Propaganda Courtesy Of City Hall

Kansas City Jasper Redd Jazz Talk



We always risk getting to serious around this bloggy dump . . . Accordingly . . . Here's a bit of a Kansas City comedy interlude.

Posted because we find the VOD model very interesting and even without purchase, this bit has a couple of good laughs.

Take a look:



Description:

"Straight from the Folly Theater in Kansas City, polyrhythmic comedian, Jasper Redd breaks it down with a set that's sure to blow your top in "Jazz Talk." Jasper uses his traditional cadences to reach a broader audience and vows to give the 'truth to the youth' when it comes to fast food, while encouraging everyone to stay socially lubricated. His blunt stature when discussing interracial relationships and funerals keeps the audience rolling in the aisles."

More in a bit . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! FEARING MORE KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST FERGUSON PROTEST: SUBURBAN FAMILIES SKIPPING PLAZA LIGHTING CEREMONY!!!



Kansas City late night protest in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising has been loud, abrasive and not exactly non-violent.

Our blog community has documented arrests, a bit of vandalism and direct confrontation with police from more strident activists in a rage over the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown and the subsequent failure to indict by a grand jury.

To wit . . .

TOP ECHELON TKC TIPSTERS AND FEARFUL FAMILIES TELL US THAT THEY'RE SKIPPING THE PLAZA LIGHTS IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFRONTATION WITH ANGRY KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS FOR FERGUSON JUSTICE!!!

Like it or not, there is a cost for social justice and once again the Plaza is paying the price for so much racial division in Kansas City, throughout the Midwest and the nation.



Normally, TV news estimates 100-285 Million people at the Plaza Lighting ceremony (or something just as ridiculous) . . . Expect those numbers to be WAY DOWN AMID KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST PROTEST FEAR!!!

The word from one TKC blog community denizen:

"No way I'm taking my wife and child into a dangerous situation like that. Thank you for showing the reality of the arrests and how easily the protestors were able to make their way through the Plaza. That was the key factor in my decision. I know the police are doing their best but I don't want to risk the lives of my family or just spend money in order to have a protestor spit in my face or insult my support for Officer Wilson. Plain and simple, I don't want to get into it. Why bother? I can attend the Lighting ceremony in Zona Rosa (tonight) and make a new tradition rather than enduring Michael Brown nonsense."

KCPD have promised to keep control of local streets and mounted police along with authorities in riot gear did provide a show of force.

Sadly, we've confirmed with organizers that their expectations for attendance are GREATLY DECREASED for this year's Country Club Lighting Ceremony . . . So expect that MSM newsies will only declare 3 million people in attendance or some other made-up number.

The reality that no other media outlet will report: Mostly peaceful but still angry, divisive and strident local social unrest in solidarity with Ferguson also keeps suburbanites away from Kansas City's urban core.

Developing . . .

Jess Davies And The Kansas City Look



Jess Davies inspires this comprehensive collection of Kansas City links right before the MSM goes into sleep mode from too much booze turkey.

Take a peek for Kansas City news and just a snippet more of NSFW Jess goodness linkage . . .

Kansas City Big Money Union Station Disparity



The Northeast News points out an important fact about who runs local civic life . . . Hint: The Rich.

Check it:

Follow the Union Station money train

Money line . . .

"A quick perusal of the donor list reads like a who’s who of Kansas City highbrows. All of which begs the question: Where were those Blue Bloods and their philanthropy when Pirate George was runnin’ the show at the Museum? While Union Station is certainly due its day in the sun, it should be noted that in 2010 when the KCM celebrated its centennial, it was done with muted fanfare, a shoestring budget and a skeleton staff . . . "

And once again a neighborhood institution is left behind as the monied class pick and choose their favorite local power players.

More in a bit . . .

Selfish Cyclist Special Interest Plans To Ruin What's Left Of Downtown Kansas City

One TKC Commenter recently nailed this topic and noted this project should make Downtown streets nearly impassable and completely unfriendly to small biz: Kansas City Unveils Plan For Downtown Bike Lanes

Fear The Roeland Park Kidnapping Report

Fear continues in the suburbs of Kansas City: Attempted abduction reported in Roeland Park

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN COLLECTING MAYORAL CAMPAIGN SIGNATURES OVER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!



During the start of this season of giving, look for Kansas City's favorite transit activist Clay Chastain starting up his mayoral campaign.

To wit . . .

DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLAY CHASTAIN WILL BE IN AND AROUND KANSAS CITY SIGNING UP VOTERS IN SUPPORT OF HIS OUTSIDER RUN FOR MAYOR!!!

Clay sends us a nice mayoral smile and word of his upcoming efforts . . .

"I will be out meeting the people and gathering the final signatures I need (1,000) this weekend (Friday through Monday) to place my name on the up coming (April 7) Kansas City Mayoral Primary Election Ballot. Come 2015....it's out with the old-a mayor for the wealthy, and in with the new-a mayor for the people."

Developing . . .

HOMICIDE CHARGES AFTER KANSAS CITY LOVE TRIANGLE DEADLY SHOOTING!!!

South Kansas City Jealousy Murder Charge: KC homicide suspect admits he shot victim over possible infidelity

Kansas City Midday Ferguson March

Kansas City keeping constant vigil for Ferguson: Kansas Citians march to pray for Ferguson

Season's Stealing: Golden Ghetto Tech Crooks Pepper Spray Best Buy Workers During Heist

Best Buy thieves steal $2K, pepper spray employees

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! MUST SEE!!! KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER STREET VIDEO FEATURES FERGUSON PROTESTORS FACING OFF WITH KANSAS CITY POLICE!!!



In the aftermath of a confrontation betwixt Kansas City protestors and police we have STREET LEVEL VIDEO OF THE MIDTOWN MARCH ON KANSAS CITY FOR MIKE BROWN!!!

Take a look at the link with the director's statement on the night as well . . .

11-26-14 Kansas City The Day After ~ Turn Up For Mike Brown ~ Day One American Spring

Moreover . . .

BETTER THAN PIX, THIS KICK-ASS VIDEO OFFERS AN UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL VIEW OF THE KANSAS CITY PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH FERGUSON!!!

For the most part the gathering was peaceful but tension and conflict flared up throughout the evening as this video demonstrates better than any other mainstream media report.

Check it:



Now take a look at the toned down view of MIDTOWN MARCH ON KANSAS CITY FOR MICHAEL BROWN from MSM who mostly wanted the protest to be about their newsies and not the community . . .

Hundreds march through Kansas City in solidarity with Ferguson
Kansas City police arrest Star photographer during Ferguson protest march
Religious leaders gather to offer safe haven for Ferguson dialogue
Local community holds rally to bring awareness to 'anti-black violence from law enforcement'
Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country Developing . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! TERESA LOAR CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF FEATURES IMPRESSIVE LIST OF KANSAS CITY POWER PLAYERS!!!



A former Kansas City Council lady is making her return to the political stage backed by SOME VERY POWERFUL FRIENDS who are ready to party for the holidays at this Fa La La Fundraiser.

To wit . . .

CHECK OUT THIS HOLIDAY POWER MOVE PARTY FROM NORTHLAND POLITICO TERESA LOAR!!!

She didn't list their titles but I noticed that hosts for her holiday shin-dig include . . .

Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes

Current Council Dude Ed Ford

Former Council Lady Becky Nace

Former Councilman Terry Riley

Former Councilman Troy Nash

Former Council Lady Aggie Stackhaus 

Former Council Lady Bonnie Sue Cooper

Former KCPD Chief Jim Corwin

And may more . . .

Like it or not, those are some pretty heavy hitters and the lady who brought us John-TV looks likes she's ready to reclaim the political spotlight and already we hear that she has Mayor Sly so nervous that he's sending his campaign staff to try and compete against this skilled Kansas City political veteran.

Developing . . .

One More Local Killing: Kansas City Early Morning Midweek Homicide Investigation



Kansas City homicide isn't slowing down for the holiday season.

Here's the latest suspected case . . .

Fox4: Police are investigating after a person was shot and killed in a home in the 5600 block of College Ave., in Kansas City, Mo.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Crosses Count 2014 Murders

A tragic local tradition that should remind the nicer parts of town about the ongoing carnage on local streets: Crosses displayed for Kansas City murder victims of 2014

Cell Phone Surveillance Could Lock Up Suspected Kansas City Rapist

Check this report on a tech solution to crime investigation: Police search cell phones in effort to convict suspected serial rapist

Old School Kansas City G-Man Concurs With Tragic Michael Brown Ferguson Killing

Courage in retirement from this local G-Man offering his 2-cents about teen killing: Former FBI agent says Officer Darren Wilson had to shoot Michael Brown

UMKC Kangaroo Chancellor Leo Morton Named Kansas Citian Of The Year



Top honor awarded last night to this Kansas City biz and education titan.

Take a look . . .

Kansas Citian of the Year: UMKC Chancellor Morton

Deets and the reason for the award:

"Chancellor Morton agreed to be interim chancellor of UMKC and took the job outright in 2008. At the university, he has helped strengthen ties between the university and the business community. He has worked hand in hand with the chamber on two of the organization's Big 5 goals: making Kansas City the nation's most entrepreneurial city and bringing the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance to the Crossroads Arts District."

Meanwhile . . . The biz community celebration is nice but KINDA FORGETS THAT CHANCELLOR MORTON WAS ON THE LOSING SIDE OF FIGHT FOR A DOOMED TRANSLATIONAL TAX wherein his City College connection became rather controversial.

Still . . . The prize is well-deserved and a sign of Kansas City corporate types expanding their horizons.

Compare And Contrast Kansas City Public Education Across The State Line

Public radio compares and attempts to break our preconceived notions about local education: What You Probably Didn't Know About Academic Standards In Kansas And Missouri

Explore The Kansas City Biz Underground

WSJ discovers one of many Kansas City biz secrets hiding beneath the surface: In Kansas City, It's the Rise of the Underground

Kansas City Rallies For Eric Berry

The only real proof of Kansas City sportsmanship this blog community has seen all year: Following possible lymphoma diagnosis, teammates and community wish Eric Berry well

Royce Krispie Kansas City TV



Finally found a Kansas City video effort that's much more captivating that the typical urban affairs reporting.

Take a look:



More in a bit . . .

Kansas City Hall Choking Scandal Redux

An EPIC drawing from Kansas City's greatest comic artist offers an alternative perspective on choking problems confronting City Hall, Downtown and the toy train line: El Bryan Artwork

Loyal Kansas City Doggie Keeps Vigil After Deadly Home Explosion

Everybody loves a doggie story and this one confirms pet lover superstition that pets aren't just looking for their next meal: Homeless Dog Waits Months for Owners After Deadly Kansas City House Explosion

Kansas City Folly Top Five Fun Facts

An important Kansas City top five that offers an important history lesson about this town's culture: Five Fun Folly Facts

Kelly Brook And Kansas City Wednesday



Kelly Brook start our early morning with this review of some of the more important local links out there right now. Take a look:

Local Racism Of Another Kind
KCMO.gov " Two races impact weekend traffic in Kansas City on Nov. 27
A Look At Kansas City History
Liberty Memorial: A national tribute
Northeast Shut Down
Cliff Drive to close until spring
KCPS Political Teaching Moment
ACLU: KC students shouldn't be punished for Nixon protest
Second Thoughts About Graphic Arts Degree
Storm Drain Manhole Cover Design Contest
Cowtown Tradition
Kansas City gears up for holiday lighting ceremonies
Starting The Kansas City Morning With Skivvies
" Kelly Brook's 2015 Lingerie Calendar Extras
And so . . .

This is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY PROTESTORS 4 FERGUSON VS. KCPD IN RIOT GEAR FACE OFF IN MIDTOWN STREETS!!!



Here's just a bit of local rage on display for the evening but expressed in a (SOMEWHAT) peaceful march with help from police.

Take a look: 41 Action News on Twitter The newsies are playing this one safe but this local offers more detail of profanities and slogans exchanged: sarah j clark on Twitter
FOX 4 News on Twitter KC Star newsie detained: Garrett Haake on Twitter
Sam Hartle on Twitter And then . . .

A social media message from the KCPD Chief: "Several peaceful rallies have occurred in KC today. We anticipate more rallies this evening.All participants have been respectful"

Looks like police are blocking the group @ Broadway . . .

KCPD Chief counts 4 people detained out of 100 peaceful protestors: chiefforte on Twitter
Meanwhile, the immediate response questions the use of riot gear.

Protestors are on the Plaza now . . .

Here's the KSHB live stream with some pretty horrible audio . . .

KMBC: Protest march moves through Kansas City streets

41 ACTION NEWS: Rally participants march in Kansas City streets

Matty D: Kansas City High Pitched KICK-ASS Protestor

Channel 9: KC marchers hope they're taking first steps toward change

Fox4: Crowd of protesters swells from dozens to hundreds marching through KC streets

Tweet: And the protestors end the night heading back east across Prospect . . .

Developing . . .

Dr. Ernest Evans Considers The Constitution, Decision And Consequences In Ferguson



TKC NOTE: From one of the brightest and most informed denizens of our blog community. Here's an alternative take on the crisis in Ferguson and ensuing aftermth:

About the Decision

For the record, I am not a supporter of Darren Wilson or of Michael Brown. What I am a supporter of is the US Constitution. That document, in Amendments 5 and 14, guarantees Due Process to all Americans. And "all" means "all"--it does not say "Unless you are a white cop accused of murdering a black man in Ferguson, Missouri or a black man accused of raping a white woman in Carroll County, Mississippi". (Nothing personal against either local, very fine places I am sure!!)

 In the case of Darren Wilson we have witnessed a shameful attempt to deny Due Process by both implicit and explicit threats of race riots if he were not indicted. The great Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes put it best when he said of the jury that in 1913 was intimidated into convicting the innocent Leo Frank: "Due process does not become Due Process by securing the assent of a terrified jury."

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST GROUPS PROTEST IN FRONT OF FED COURTHOUSE OVER GRAND JURY FAILURE TO INDICT OFFICER WILSON!!!



Earlier today this note was blasted far and wide across social media:

"The NAACP, Urban League, SCLC, National Black United Front, The Black Agenda Group, Urban Summit, Clergy and MORE2 will march and rally today in response to the Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown."

First on TKC . . .

CHECK ACTIVIST GROUPS DEMONSTRATING IN FRONT OF THE KANSAS CITY FED COURTHOUSE IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FERGUSON UPRISING!!!



There are other protests in Kansas City but our blog community knows that these groups have a longstanding reputation of working throughout the Kansas City area.



The statements were well-reasoned, inspiring and passionate.

Urban League Prez Gwen Grant noted the accusations against officer Wilson and said: "We demand a Federal Investigation into the actions of officer Darren Wilson for the violation of Michael Brown's Civil Rights . . ."



Mark Levin also spoke and quoted the Constitutions some early Bible scripture . . .



Take a look at just a bit of video from the event:



Like it or not, this was a pretty good representation of Kansas City's activist community about 50 or more people showing their frustration over the grand jury's decision.

Developing . . .

Char Char And Kansas City Tuesday Night



Charlotte Springer starts this evening look at Kansas City local links right now . . .

More Deets On Kansas City Gunfire Today
Police investigate 2 shootings blocks apart
Local Fake Money Story
Judge considers allowing Bitcoin miner Butterfly Labs to reopen - Kansas City Business Journal
Help Find This Meth Town Dude
Independence police seek missing man, 41
A Story Of Cowtown Abandonment
KC area grandparents step in to raise kids, reflecting national trend
Show-Me Too Little, Too Late
Governor Jay Nixon says more than 2200 National Guardsmen to be in Ferguson
Dead Tree Media Yael Calls Mariner And Crew Names
Arrogant leadership keeps damaging American Royal's reputation
Tuesday Night Hottie Investigation
Charlotte Springer, Charlotte Springer sexy photos, hot models

And of course, this is our OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

No Way Out In Kansas City: Council Dude Ed Ford Can't Solve Kemper Arena Demolition And American Royal Tax Break Crisis

Here's an outgoing City Hall dude admitting that he's confused and doesn't have an answer . . . Which is strangely refreshing: Councilman: Kemper Arena debate has become lose-lose for KC

SPRINT STAYS LOSING AND CONTINUES FIRING LOCAL WORKFORCE FOR CHRISTMAS!!!

More deets on a Kansas City telcom soon to close shop and sending out pink slips for the holidays: Sprint announces hundreds more local layoffs - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City Lady Critical Lady Shooting Deets

More deets on the persistent level of Kansas City violence:Woman critically injured in drive-by shooting in east KC

MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY'S CRAIG GLAZER QUESTIONS MEDIA IN FERGUSON DISASTER!!!



TKC NOTE: An impressive column from our pal Craig Glazer offers a unique perspective and overview of the recent events in Ferguson. Check it:

Ferguson: Is Media To Blame?

Darren Wilson was NOT indicted by the grand jury for shooting Michael Brown. Brown an unarmed 18 year old malcontent, who weighed in at 290 pounds and stood around six feet four inches, attacked Wilson after a store theft in Ferguson. The city is just outside St. Louis and is predominantly black. The incident happened this summer on August 8th.

After the shooting the media got hold of it and made it a national 'tragedy.' Of course riots and unrest followed where blacks of course burn down their own neighborhoods and beat on each other for the most part. Brilliant. Did they really care what happened, some but not most. Was it an excuse to behave badly, burn down local business and rob and loot, for most YES.

It was a punch at the white man but lands on the black man.

Bottom line of what seems to have happened: A very large angry 18 year old black person went into a small store pushed around the little owner/mgr. stole some food and acted crazy all on tape. Later the same balck 18 year old the size of an NFL tackle is walking down the middle of the street. A police officer pulls over to him asks what gives. Words are exchanged officer tells him to halt. The 18 year old blocks the police officers door so he can't get out and begins to hit him through the window. Officer is struck several times. Finally does get out, youth won't stop. They fight over cops gun. Youth walks away calls the cop a pussy when officer says stop or I'll have to shoot. The youth turns and like a mad bull charges the much smaller officer who is alone. Cop says youth reaches inside his pants possibly for a gun, officer fears for his life shoots the 18 year old several times. He keeps coming. The officer said he never saw such a crazy mad charge, "like he wanted to run through bullets to get at me" said Wilson. Finally the 18 year went down and died. Photos show officer was beaten around the face.

GET THIS: THE JURY HAD 9 WHITES AND 3 BLACKS. They found the officer NOT GUILTY.

The media has made this a story about 'when will the riot happen if the police officer is not indicted' helping to encourage a riot in my opinion. Poor judgement. Of course the city did riot with the verdict again burning local businesses and beating on each other, not whites. Yes, stealing everything in sight. Fun night. We've seen it several times.

When a black man killed several innocent people in KC over a car jacking a few months ago, did whites protest. These people did nothing to him. He killed for no reason really. Happens all the time in cities all over America.

There is no good answer to this insane behavior. Do the cops fear young blacks, you bet. Does this add to the problem. Yes. Why. BAD BEHAVIOR AND OFTEN. Why. Hate. Simply hate. Our lives suck and whitey its your fault. IS IT?

Show-Me Gov. Jay Nixon Burned Again By Ferguson, Missouri Rioting And Chaos



Just as badly as Little Caesar's, Gov. Jay's political career was torched again last night.

Take a look:

Lt. Gov. Kinder scorches Gov. Jay On Fox Last Night

Watch the Moment a Communist Interrupted Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s Ferguson Press Conference

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Orders More National Guard Troops To Ferguson

After Violent Night in Ferguson, State Acts to Protect People and Property

Developing . . .

Kansas City 3rd District At-Large Candidate Rev. Stephan Gordon Considers Ferguson



TKC NOTE: Here's a note sent our way from a hopeful campaigner vying for a spot on the City Council. Take a look:

Ferguson, MO

We need to go back and look at the way some of these old laws are written and make necessary adjustments. For example, in this case, there are laws on the books that allow police officers to shoot fleeing suspects even when there is no eminent danger. Currently, Rep. Brandon Ellington and the legislative black caucus is attempting to address that.

As far as the citizens are concerned, we have not made the connection that voting has an impact on every aspect of our life. That is why our forefathers died for the right to vote. When I first learned of the incident in Ferguson, I looked up the city's population makeup and immediately it told me that the people in Ferguson are not voting. For example, you have a city that is 65% black and a police department that is at least 90% white. More diversity is definitely needed on the Ferguson police department and the city's administration. All of the city leaders and the people in the position to make changes are white. If the people in Ferguson are voting, this would not be so or at least there would exist an avenue for change.

Ferguson Rioting Inspires Teaching Moment For Kansas City Public Schools

Closed to media and most parents, the KCPS wants to guide scholars amid the current disaster in Ferguson: Turning Ferguson into an opportunity for learning and open discussion

South Kansas City Homicide Reward: $15K

A bit of info on a case growing cold near the new Cerner site. Take a look: Reward in south Kansas City fatal shooting grows to $15,000 The notice about the increased reward is nice but there's actually more info about the street shooting on the KC TIPS site.

FERGUSON OFFICER WILSON THANKS YOU!!!



Huff Post is putting pix of Officer Wilson on blast, showing either shaving rash on his face or VERY MINOR injuries he sustained before shooting and killing teen Michael Brown.

And today, a THANK YOU LETTER TO HIS SUPPORTERS was leaked.

Take a look:

To all of the pro Officer Wilson Supporters -

I would like to thank you all for standing up for me during this stressful time. Your support and dedication is amazing and it is still hard to believe that all of these people that I have never met are doing so much for me. I watched the CNN video we recorded at the rally on Saturday and it brought tears to my eyes.

All of you are simply amazing, and I don’t know how to thank you all enough. I wish I could attend meet you, hug you, and personally thank you for all of your continued support, however, due to my and my families safety I am unable to. Please don’t give this letter to any media or post it where they can see it. Relay the message of thanks to all and keep this letter private until the investigation is complete.

I want you all to know that I do get updates on the amount of support. Unfortunately, I don’t get to see all of the comments made through social media, but overall messages are relayed to me.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and know that I would do the same for any of you.

Also please keep my family in blue in your hearts and prayers, they have all made a sacrifice to their own lives in order to work the excessive hours through the heat and rain to ensure that the riots and protests in Ferguson were as safe as they could be.

Thank you,

P.O. Darren Wilson
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