Monday, April 20, 2015

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WITNESS ARGUMENT FOR DISQUALIFICATION OF KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES CITING MISSOURI STATUES AND OTHER CANDIDATES TOSSED FOR SIMILAR LATE PAY SCANDALS!!!



Tonight we play our role as publisher and link aggregator as a well documented and well-researched case against for the disqualification of Mayor Sly James emerges FIRST on this blog.

To wit . . .

DAVE HELLING, STEVE KRASKE, YAEL ABOUHALKAH, STEVE VOCKRODT AND AUSTIN ALONZO . . . PLEASE DON'T FRONT AND PRETEND THAT YOU DIDN'T READ THIS INFORMATION FIRST FROM OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY AND THEN REALIZE MAYOR SLY MIGHT NOT QUALIFY FOR KANSAS CITY REELECTION!!!

Also, let's not forget that this Mayor Sly Tax Story started on TKC on April 2nd and LONG BEFORE any other media outlet DARED to ask these questions.



Accordingly . . .

READ AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF!!! HERE IS PRECEDENT AND MISSOURI STATUES REVEALING THAT THE MAYOR SLY JAMES LATE PAY REELECTION TAX PAY CRISIS IS REAL AND HE MIGHT NOT BE QUALIFIED FOR REELECTION OR EVEN TO STAY IN OFFICE!!!

What I know for sure just by looking is that the quality of this info is so well documented and concise that it's clearly a part of a bigger research effort than just a lone tipster, Clay Chastain or somebody with a grudge . . . This is info that has been carefully crafted for our blog community of local influencers and decision makers to think about carefully . . .

Read and then thank our blog community brave enough to post this info FIRST and before anyone else in Kansas City . . .

5 Reasons Sly James Is In Major Trouble

The media is really missing the boat on the Mayor James tax disqualification.

1) They are not even talking about the obvious...

Candidates for municipal office, no arrearage for municipal taxes or user fees permitted.

71.005. No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of section 115.346 regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.

2) The state statute being cited to give the Mayor a pass by the media (and Mayor) is 115.342 section 3. They are conveniently leaving off key information.

115.342 section 1 is VERY clear. It states if you are delinquent in the payment of any state, personal property, municipal tax or real property tax on residence.

115.342. Disqualification for delinquent taxes—affidavit, form--complaints, investigation, notice, payment of taxes.—1. Any person who files as a candidate for election to a public office shall be disqualified from participation in the election for which the candidate has filed if such person is delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state

115.342 section 3 is also very clear that the 30 day rule only applies to any outstanding tax (delinquent or not) which is NOT the subject of the dispute.

3. Upon receipt of a complaint alleging a delinquency of the candidate in the filing or payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state, the department of revenue shall investigate such potential candidate to verify the claim contained in the complaint. If the department of revenue finds a positive affirmation to be false, the department shall contact the secretary of state, or the election official who accepted such candidate's declaration of candidacy, and the potential candidate. The department shall notify the candidate of the outstanding tax owed and give the candidate thirty days to remit any such outstanding taxes owed which are not the subject of dispute between the department and the candidate.

3) Now why is this important? In 2014, the General Assembly merged 115.346 and 115.342. Here is the General Assembly bill summary of the Truly Agreed and passed version that was signed into law. Read #7 regarding 115.342 section 1.

4) Here's why this is important: Last year a candidate Bradley Pitts was a candidate in Perryville, MO. Like Mayor James, he was also current on taxes, filed for office, then became delinquent on 1/1/14, and he failed to pay his taxes by the end of candidate filing but paid them 7 days after candidate filling deadline closed.

The Honorable Circuit Court Judge Lewis Pitts vs. State of Missouri and City of Perryville ruled "No person shall be certified as a candidate for municipal office if they are in arrears for any unpaid city taxes on the last day of candidate declaration."

5) Also Appellate Court case Thomas vs. Neeley (2004) ruling on residency which also touches on the issue of tax delinquency multiple times as a qualification for candidacy:

The case states that Branson City Clerk Neeley "determined that although Thomas was “not in arrears for any unpaid monies or fees to the City of Branson[,]” there was “no way that [she] could certify that [Thomas] had met the one-year residency requirement.”

Point I of the Appellate Court Ruling on this case touches this topic twice as a requisite for eligibility:

"We recall from the facts that City Clerk specifically noted that Thomas was not in arrears on any such taxes or fees that would disqualify his certification as a candidate under these statutory provisions."

"However, where, as here a candidate met his statutory obligations, such as not being in arrears in taxes and timely filing his written, signed, and sworn declaration of candidacy with the City Clerk's office, we find no basis under which City Clerk may make a discretionary decision not to certify the name of that candidate."
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Kelly Brook And Kansas City Links Tonight



Kelly Brook captivates our imagination right now as we check some of these important Kansas City mainstream media links.

Take a look:

Ride-Share Empty Cowtown Threats
Despite new law, Uber still picking up in KC; State legislation update - Kansas City Business Journal
The Sunflower States Promotes Tech
Brownback vetoes bill that would have driven Uber out of Kansas - Kansas City Business Journal
Another Tragic Note Tonight
4 more accusers point the finger at the Shawnee music instructor who taught at Funky Munky
Shawnee Charges Continue To Mount
Update: Two arrested in connection to She's A Pistol shooting now facing more charges

Kansas City Westside Dumping Ground Redux

Here's another reminder that gentrification might not work against exceedingly trashy habits that keeps the urban core a dumping ground. Check it: Residents in KCMO's Westside neighborhood upset about illegal dump site called 'paper street'

Another Golden Ghetto Gun Shop Targeted

The obvious trend is that this year Johnson County gun shops are under siege from the criminal class. Take a look: Police and ATF seek men who stole guns from Olathe gun store

KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE??? OR FEAR DOWNTOWN PIZZA CO. ALLEGED RAPE?!?



Here's an important story that reminds us so-called Downtown Kansas City Renaissance is fraught with suspected peril but no real new jobs.

Take a look: Police investigating attempted rape at downtown KC bar

"Blue Springs, was arrested Saturday after three witnesses reported seeing a sexual assault in progress inside the business, which was closed at the time, at the corner of Truman Road and Grand Boulevard.

"According to court documents:

"The witnesses were walking past the business just after 6 a.m. Saturday when they saw a man having sex with a woman who appeared to be unconscious.

"When they pounded on the window, the man looked up at them and began to drag the woman toward a back room. They called police.

"When questioned later, the woman told detectives she had a couple of beers while sitting at the bar with Skeen before he gave her two shots of an alcoholic beverage. She does not remember anything after that."
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TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! UPCOMING NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA CONFERENCE WORKING TO BRING PREZ HOPEFUL HILLARY TO KANSAS CITY!!!



Presidential Contender Hillary Clinton could be the biggest political attraction coming to Kansas City for the upcoming National Council Of La Raza Conference on July 11 - 14th.

The other two faux Latino dudes running for Prez could get possibly get an invite as well but La Raza has a long history of supporting Hillary Clinton and she would earn top ranking.

To wit . . .

FIRST WORD ON TKC . . . LA RAZA LOVES HILARY CLINTON AND SHE COULD BE THE MAIN ATTRACTION AT THE UPCOMING KANSAS CITY CONFERENCE!!!



Ms. Clinton has spoken in front of La Raza many times but this Kansas City event could be the cornerstone of her election effort that hinges on capturing the Latino vote.



This invite is NEARLY secured and we have FIRST WORD of the Hillary Clinton Kansas City plan from TOP ECHELON TKC TIPSTERS who believe that this could make the event more controversial but also even more noteworthy.



Clearly, Hillary and other national ranking politicos would attract attention to the event that has been in the making for years and provides proof that Kansas City's Latino Community is gaining influence despite the fact that they've been denied a spot on the City Council for years.

Developing . . .

SHAME!!! FERGUSON, MISSOURI MICHAEL BROWN MEMORIAL TREE CUT DOWN BY VANDALS AFTER LESS THAN A DAY!!!

A hateful act serves as another powerful metaphor in the aftermath of a racial uprising . . . "The tree was dedicated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association on Saturday, but was found vandalized on Sunday morning." Memorial tree for Michael Brown cut in half, stone memorial missing

Kansas City Royals Rage Lingers

At the outset of the season, the Kansas City Royals are off to a fighting mad start that'll be tough to maintain throughout the season. Take a look: After This Weekend, A Royals-Athletics Rivalry Is In Full Swing

Kansas City Rich White Lady Wins Another Round Against IRS Amid Fed Lawsuit

The trial and travails of another Kansas City high society white lady captivate more than a few local readers. Take a look: A federal judge admonishes the IRS in the Cheryl Womack case

Sophie Dee And More Kansas City Monday



Sophie Dee is our favorite porn star attempting to branch out into other acting endeavors that are less dangerous but still equally embarrassing. Thankfully, she remains a hottie no matter what the venue and inspires this latest link collection. Take a look:

More Deets On Kansas City Robbery
Police investigating double shooting as 'robbery gone wrong'
Local Internet Lady Advice
'Fail fast' and other tips from top women in KC tech - Kansas City Business Journal
More Deets On Meth Town Lesson In Pain
Substitute teacher accused of hitting third-graders in Independence

Celebrate Kansas City Obamacare Weekend

This town is still sick, tired and broke if the latest weekend medical festival is any indication: "The most common ailments doctors saw were high blood pressure, complications due to diabetes and severe dental problems." Read on . . . One-Day Clinic Serves Hundreds Of Uninsured In Kansas City Metro

Fear The Kansas City High Crime Casinos

The Northland is victim to crime again after a lucky streak at the local casinos . . . "In Saturday’s robbery, a person with the victim was punched in the face, according to police. The two suspects fled the scene in a SUV. Detailed descriptions were not immediately available." Second KC casino patron in a month robbed of winnings

SHOCK!!! POLICE STEP UP SECURITY AFTER CREDIBLE DEATH THREAT REPORTED AGAINST KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!



And so Kansas City pundits, pollsters and consultants can stop laboring under the illusion that Mayor Sly James is universally beloved.

In much the same way that not-so-long ago former Councilman Terry Riley faced threats at City Hall . . . Right now here's tragic news about Mayor Sly James confronts increasing Kansas City danger.

Take a look:

Fox4: Police guard home of Mayor Sly James after alleged death threat

KCTV5: KCPD provide extra protection after threats made against mayor

KSHB: Death threats to mayor have police on alert

KMBC: As for Mayor James, he is continuing with his business as usual.

Hopefully, police will track down this despicable act of a coward . . . Police have been on guard at the Mayor's home since 1 in the A.M. according to Kathy Quinn.

Meanwhile, while this blog is opposed to just about everything the Mayor is doing lately other than his reading program for youngsters, this kind of horrific act shouldn't be tolerated or thought of as free speech at all . . . Anybody with any info is encouraged to call the TIPS hotline.

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KANSAS CITY EARLY MORNING DOUBLE SHOOTING STARTS THE MONDAY GRIND!!!



Critical injuries reported in the aftermath of this Northeast Kansas City melee that sent bullets flying throughout this part of town amid the early morning . . .

NBC Action News: Two injured in overnight shooting at discount mini-mart on Norton & Independence Ave. in KCMO

The report said police are talking to a person of interest

Anyone with information on this shooting is encouraged to contact police on call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Community Supports Sleaze Summit Police Dude Against Mystery Flesh Eating Disease

Check this local human interest story that's both terrifying, inspiring and strangely hopeful. Lee's Summit Police Detective fighting rare flesh-eating infection

Kansas City Artsy East Patrol Lesson Plan

Another effort to earn community support after the construction of the facility and naming rights created tension within the community. Take a look: Local youths help create art for KC's new East Patrol police campus

Show-Me The War Against Missouri Po'Folk

While pundits rant against Kansas austerity, cutbacks continue in the Show-Me State too. Missouri Legislature Propose Welfare Benefit Cuts

SHAME!!! KANSAS 11 YEAR-OLD STUDENT CONTRADICTS SCHOOL ANTI-DRUG LESSON AND GARDEN CITY, KANSAS AUTHORITIES RETALIATE WITH POLICE DRUG RAID AND SHAMEFULLY SEIZING CHILD CUSTODY!!!



Orwellian police state tactics in the losing drug war emerge in nearby Garden City, Kansas as even a child speaking against propaganda earns a family a custody battle and ensuing police raid.

Check it:

Washington Post: State seizes 11-year-old, arrests his mother after he defends medical marijuana during a school presentation

Deets:

"Her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when police and counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot points that were being made by school officials. “My son says different things like my ‘Mom calls it cannabis and not marijuana.’ He let them know how educated he was on the facts,” said Banda in an exclusive interview with BenSwann.com."

Conclusion from WaPo:

"The absurdity here of course is that a woman could lose her custody of her child for therapeutically using a drug that’s legal for recreational use an hour to the west."

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Show-Me Rampant Antisemitism @ Mizzou

A lesson that Red State Missouri might be growing more intolerant as national organizations warn against hate speech and increasing threats on the University of Missouri campus. Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students | KOMU.com | Columbia, MO |

Kansas City Uber Round-Up Going Forward

A look at where we stand with Kansas City ride-share and bickering involving a multi-billion dollar start-up. Check it: New ordinance puts Uber's KCMO future in doubt

Kansas City Royals Playing Dirty To Survive

Kansas City's frustrated team are pulling out all the stops as they attempt to keep their good start going while the hype machine keeps rolling . . . Kansas City Royals ready for rematch with troublesome Minnesota Twins

Kansas City Latino Jazz Clip



Our Kansas City morning soundtrack . . . Local jazz fusion worth a look:

KKFI 90.1 FM Night at the Blue Room, performance venue within the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108 featuring TJ Martley, Grupo Aztlan and Bobby Watson



The beat goes on in just a bit . . .

Kansas City Blogger Guide To The Good Life

Words of wisdom here from our favorite local blogger that are well worth a click and could provide an important key to success . . . At the very least, it's important to take a look and see what motivates successful people. Uncommon Courage

Kansas City Weekend Warrior Pix

Kansas City's greatest photog offers an IMPRESSIVE look at reality TV that's probably far more captivating then whatever program they inevitably broadcast. Check it: KC's Union Station at Dusk During American Ninja Warrior Tryouts

Candice And Back To The Kansas City Grind!!!



Candice Swanepoel and gives us hot-ass inspiration to keep up with all the Kansas City mainstream media news in order to start the day right.

AND WE'RE BACK!!!

Here's just a few of the links we're checking right now . . .

Another Kansas City Hot Mess
Jeep flips at Plaza, takes out pole and fire hydrant
Dead Tree Media Political Fight Cont'd
Kansas GOP leader pushes deceitful budget packed with seven tax increases
Unhappy Returns
Late Missouri auditor's campaign returns $480,000 to donors

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lily And Kansas City FREE SPEECH Forward



Once again our blog community has DOMINATED another week in KANSAS CITY FREE SPEECH DISCOURSE and now we look to continue our winning into the week ahead.

Lily Aldridge inspires this look at what's hot and what's on deck . . .

- The Silly Season Debate Continues And Now The Property Tax And Residency Ruckus Is Gonna Get Real . . .

- Country Club Plaza Traffic Continues To Be Perilous

- State House Hard Knocks Reveribrate In Kansas City And We Continue To Lose The Border War

- More Tax Breaks And Political Ram-Through Schemes Will Mark The Last Days Of The Current City Council

- And The TKC FREE SPEECH COMMENTS Will Continue To Be The Last Bastion Of The 1st Amendment And The Only Real Alternative News Source In Kansas City. Natch.

All this and our appreciation of hotties holds thing together with some duck tape, Chinese food & Dr. Pepper.

Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!

LADIES FIRST: CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF KANSAS CITY COUNCIL GIRL POWER!!!



It's Sunday so let's be nice and notice a trend that it'll take a few months for dead tree media to uncover.

To wit . . .

LOCAL POLITICAL LADIES LEAD OR POSE STRONG THREATS TO UPSET LOCAL DUDES IN MOST OF THE KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RACES!!!

Here's the run down so voters can decide for themselves . . .

Heather Hall ran stronger than the dudes in her district and won thanks to Conservative values and support of the police.

Teresa Loar blew out Jay Hodges in the primary and her wealth of experience in both conservative and Democratic circles makes her one of the most popular local candidates this election.

Jamekia Kendrix is making a strong threat to replace Incumbent Jermaine Reed and picking up more support from 3rd District ladies tired of the Councilman's arrogance and dishonesty with himself and everybody else.

Katheryn Shields seems to be the leader of this girl power movement and this lady could soon be the strongest lady on the council once again

Jolie Justus is the rising star among the progressive set in Kansas City's 4th District corridor and she's squishing John Fierro's hopes and dreams like a bug.

Alissia Canady is in the toughest race against Kansas City's longtime statesman Ken Bacchus but her high level connections might make the difference.

And so . . .

LIKE IT OR NOT TKC IS ON THE FOREFRONT OF THIS GIRL POWER MOVEMENT IN KANSAS CITY THAT COULD SET THE TONE IN THIS TOWN FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS!!!

Read about it next month in the newspaper or realize now that gender identity politics is a major factor in the upcoming Kansas City election.

KANSAS CITY SUNDAY QUESTION: WHO WILL COMMIT NEXT LOCAL TERROR ATTACK: HATEFUL WHITE DUDE OR LOCAL RADICAL ISLAMOFASCIST?!?!?



Sadly, there's no room for Kansas City public comment in today's commemoration of the Oklahoma City bombing and the discussion of domestic terrorism.

MSM missives are mostly meandering and readers have to wait till the 20th paragraph to get to the subject of local Islamofascist terrorism enclaves to contrast the fear of white supremacist violence.

To make the subject even more confusing . . . The last local victim of domestic hate crime terror was a Muslim kid who was allegedly run over by a recent Christian convert who had apparently spread anti-Muslim messages in Kansas City's Northeast area. Think all of those contradictions while enjoying a Mexican hamburger in this diverse urban core enclave.

And so, we leave it to readers to think about tonight . . .

SHOULD KANSAS CITY FEAR VIOLENT WHITE RACIST HATERS OR HOMEGROWN RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS?!??

This might be an important question that saves lives OR just something to consider as money, women, drugs and sneakers remain the leading cause local deadly gunfire.

You decide . . .

Kansas City Double Shooting Sunday

One suspect in custody after more local gunfire and violence today . . . Shooting at KC apartment complex leaves 2 injured

Kansas City Food @ The K Stays Losing

More disgusting Internets images of nasty food at the K emerge as moldy reality replaces Kansas City Royals baseball hype: More health code violations reported against Aramark at Kauffman Stadium

SHAME!!! SHOW-ME MISSOURI BLACK MAYOR RUCKUS AND RESIGNATION REAX!!!



Solidly Red State Missouri, which has been home to a tragic racial uprising in Ferguson and is home to constant police profiling, now struggles to keep up with progress in so-called "post-racial" America.

Take a look:

Gawker: Police, Officials Resign After Missouri Town Elects First Black Mayor

Deets:

"Five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately.

"Mayor Ramsey said the city's attorney, the clerk and the waste water treatment plant supervisor also turned in resignation letters citing "safety concerns."

By contrast, in Kansas City there is widespread celebration among liberal whites living in other nearby suburban cities of this town's African-American elected leaders. While local crime, debt and infrastructure benchmarks remain mostly the same no matter who is in charge . . . At the very least, Kansas City puts on a better show of celebrating diversity than other towns in this state.

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Kansas City Royals Can't Handle New Role As Favorites And Already Fold Under Pressure



Kansas City pro-sports teams have always been more comfortable with the role of underdog and continually disappoint during crunch time. Already this season the Royals look frustrated and uncomfortable playing the favorite.

Here's the latest example:

ESPN: Five Royals ejected after latest incidents vs. Athletics

Fox4KC: Yost, Eiland ejected in latest Royals-Athletics incident

Call it performance anxiety or the hard cruelty of high expectations but Kansas City pro athletes have never been good living up to all of the hype that mainstream media creates. Now that national news outlets are jumping on the bandwagon, the fall is going to be even harder.

Fear not . . . Just when we think they're out of it and have given up all hope . . . The Royals will enjoy a predictable bounce that's also function this tragic trend.

Dealing with pressure is a difficult task and life is full of disappointments, nowhere is this more clear than in the play of the Royals and the travails of their fanboys and paid media advocates who never stop believing even when a clear pattern of Kansas City FAIL has presented itself in nearly every season for a generation.

Still, the point here is that Kansas City doesn't know how to play anything but the underdog and that state of mind is inherently limiting.

Humility, modesty and politeness are overrated Midwestern virtues which are mostly crippling for superstar athletes or just about anybody else who wants to perform at top levels. The "underdog mentality" is just another Kansas City neurosis that limits locals for the benefit of the common good or to enforce the inherent mediocrity of the ruling class.

Also, the last year's fluke season is already starting to fade into memory.

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Today's Kansas City Dead Tree Media Domestic Terror History Lesson

Right now, sitting mostly unused in convenience stores around the metro is another example of why nobody read the newspaper. A subject that's not really local, isn't stirring conversation and hasn't been covered in other media serves as a mostly ignored front page story. The headline alone begs readers to ignore the missive.

Certainly, technology and consumer demand drives readers away from Dead Tree Media offerings . . . But desperate newsies playing historian doesn't help their case. Take a look: Special report: Ignoring the terror within

Officer Hit Amid Perfect Village Rampage

Today reality hit our favorite suburban enclave with a vengeance . . . A Police chase, deadly force and panic erupted in this otherwise idyllic local enclave. Take a look: Prairie Village officer pinned by suspect's car, man apprehended after 30 minute chase

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KILLING COWTOWN TRADITION: KANSAS CITY VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOB LEGACY DECIMATES ANNUAL COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA PROM SEASON!!!



Back years ago when the violent teen flash mob craze started anew on the Country Club Plaza, a tragic tale of a prom princess dunked in one of the fountains by youngsters on a rampage shocked all of the while people in the metro area.

There was no report that the victim of the attack was hurt, so TKC thought it was hilarious and a valuable life lesson.

Nevertheless, amid a longstanding problem that still hasn't met with a permanent solution, this year there is a noticeable decline in annual prom biz that was formerly a local tradition.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REPORT THAT PROM BIZ ON THE PLAZA HAS PRECIPITOUSLY DECLINED AND PARENTS ARE ADVISING THEIR YOUNGSTERS AWAY FROM A STROLL IN THE BELEAGUERED ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT ON PROM NIGHT!!!

This story was inspired by just a bit of casual observation and talking with a few servers in the area who agreed that prom biz is off...

And then, there was this message . . . 

"TKC, hope your mayor and city council enjoy the consequences of their inaction. This year I will not allow my daughter to celebrate prom on the Plaza after she was accosted and threatened last year. This is her senior prom and I just don't want to risk anything happening to her when she has such a bright future.

"Years ago, my oldest daughter celebrated every prom night with dinner on the Plaza and she was featured in the movie Prom Night in Kansas City but this year I was able to persuade my youngest daughter's date to find another location for their dinner plans (picking up the bill didn't hurt the matter).

"I've advised all of my neighbors and friends to do the same after seeing the chaos that still exists on the Plaza. Even with police officers on every street corner there are little thugs and crazy people down there who pose a real danger. I won't risk it with my daughter and I am only writing you to let you know that I'm saddened that my former hometown has faded so horribly.

"I no longer tell people that I'm from Kansas City. I proudly declare that Lenexa, Kansas is my home and I identify with Johnson County and not the place where I grew up and lived over 30 years before leaving to raise my family.

"I wish I had a solution for you but that is for YOUR Mayor and leaders to figure out. For me, it's just a matter of safety that I try to keep my family away from the plaza rather than pretend that the danger doesn't exist . . ."

The message goes on from there and I'm pretty sure this dweeb used a racial slur against me at some point.

Still . . . The question remains . . .

IS THE PLAZA SAFE FOR PROM SEASON?!?!?

We DO NOT advise TKC readers to start cruising the high schools looking for prom dates in order to find the answer BUT there is no doubt that this is just another local tradition which remains in jeopardy as the perception of Kansas City as a violent place lingers in the minds of suburbanites with all the cash.

Developing . . .

Another Kansas City Homicide Vigil Season



Kansas City has recorded 23 homicides so far in 2015 compared with 19 at this time last year.

The murder count continues to rise and local neighborhoods report increased gunfire, violence and property crimes.

Meanwhile, the warmer weather signals the start of "Kansas City Homicide Vigil Season" - One of our most horrific cowtown organizing efforts. While grieving is a natural and necessary part of the healing process, in this town homicide vigils have been politicized and turned into quasi-forms of protest. Critics often deride these vigils because they rarely elicit tips that lead to the capture of suspects and assailants.

However, in the case of a deadly shooting that left a child seriously injured last year . . . The community did, in fact, step up and turn in the suspect. Still, the damage remains.

In a recent vigil the Mayor repeated one of his anti-gun talking points while neighborhood activists hoped that this Spring/Summer season wouldn't escalate local violence.

Kansas City American Ninja Rain Out FAIL!!!



The stunning conclusion of a Kansas City reality TV event was thwarted by typical Midwestern weather.

Much appreciated from an AWESOME TKC TIPSTER: "Caught the last hooray of a rained out production of American Ninja at Union Station last night."



Don't know if they can call another "game" or simply splice together whatever fake competition they've already recorded.

More in a bit . . .