Saturday, November 05, 2011

KANSAS CITY ATTORNEY HARRIS WILDER ADVOCATES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN PARTY PEOPLE @ AMERICA'S PUB!!!



For at least a couple of years we've all heard that America's Pub was on the way out in Westport. Now talk about the place is stirring once again.

But more importantly . . .

WE'RE HAPPY TO SEE OUR FRIEND HARRIS WILDER BACK IN THE NEWS AND STANDING UP FOR A PARTY PLACE THAT NOW CATERS TO AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CLIENTELE!!!

Mr. Wilder makes some good points in this WDAF story about the club on the way out . .

Harris Wilder, lawyer for the bar, says that their landlord, Manor Square, has made it clear that it wants the bar’s lease to end as of December 31st. Despite that, Wilder says that it is currently in negotiations and hopes everything is still on the table.

“America’s Pub is the only venue in Westport that caters to a primarily African American audience,” said Wilder. “One can draw whatever conclusion one wants to draw from the fact that America’s Pub has taken the brunt of criticism for things that happen in Westport.”

I couldn't agree more . . .

MAYBE WESTPORT MIGHT FOCUS ON BETTER LIGHTING, MORE SECURITY AND MAKING SURE THE BARTENDERS DON'T OVER-SERVE . . . RATHER THAN JUST TRYING TO KICK OUT ALL THE PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!

Because the story is about local nightlife . . . It's not really a civil rights struggle but that's not to say that people of color don't need a bit of consumer advocacy in Kansas City as well . . . Especially when businesses tend to scapegoat rather than dealing with their own problems.

Mr. Wilder deserves credit for calling out Westport on their shameful tendency to blame Black people for all of the problems in the party district.

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately America's Pub is the only place in Westport that has been a center for violence over the past couple of years. Every problem in that area has come from Americas Pub's clientele.

Black people need to be more vocal in differentiating between black culture and "ghetto" culture, America's Pub is ghetto.

Nanook of the Northland said...

Didn't Hearne write about the club not having its lease renewed ... oh, about nine months ago?

Yeah, he did.

http://www.kcconfidential.com/full_content.php?article_id=22247&full=yes&pbr=1

And then he ran ANOTHER story about five months ago.

http://www.kcconfidential.com/full_content.php?article_id=22753&full=yes&pbr=1

And another story two full days before Tony's post.

http://www.kcconfidential.com/full_content.php?article_id=23219&full=yes&pbr=1

Way to be current on this, T. For your next trick, maybe you can try to break the news that Kansas City is hosting the All-Star Game in 2012. I don't think anyone has heard about it.

Anonymous said...

Whatever you say Hearne!

chuck said...

"MAYBE WESTPORT MIGHT FOCUS ON BETTER LIGHTING, MORE SECURITY AND MAKING SURE THE BARTENDERS DON'T OVER-SERVE . . . RATHER THAN JUST TRYING TO KICK OUT ALL THE PEOPLE OF COLOR!!! "

What a fuckin load of Goddamn Bullshit.

Better lighting???

Are you fuckin shittin me??

Fuckin unbelievable.

Violent African Americans in Westport have MURDERED people, raped people, and now, because you dumb fucks are so afraid of being called racist, you let this shit stained commentary slide?

Gimme a fuckin break.

The problems in Westport, that relate to MURDER, RAPE, VIOLENCE, THEFT are part and parcel of the AFRICAN AMERICANS that Harris Wilder brings to fuckin Westport, and then, (LMAO) tells ya its a problem because of "over serving" ann not enough lighting.

Get the fuck outta here.

The problems Harris, as you well know, are generated by teh corrupt Hip/Hop/Rapper/Holocaust/Culture that you, you fuckin hypocrite lying cocksucker, make bank on.

Your money is stained with blood, and you are scum.

Anonymous said...

I'm not scum, Chuck. Just ask me.

Sincerely,

Harris Wilder

Anonymous said...

LOL.

Harris a good guy. Just don't ask anybody in politics about him. He makes them all nervous.

Some who knows Harris Wilder said...

I'll say this ...

If your most visible advocate is Harris Wilder, your cause is lost.

Or, as likely, it was bullshit to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Have worked nights in Westport during America's Pub's time, and It really has been the most violence-prone club. Yes, the other places with 3am licenses have occasional problems but Americas Pub has been the worst.
Can imagine how the landlord could be sick of that place.

Bruno said...

You don't know what you're talking about.

America's pub is like a war. Most of the time it's boring but then on one night it can be terrifying.

But most of the time, it's just like any other place. You're just one of many posers we have running around Westport.

Anonymous said...

It isn't about race. A majority of violence occuring in Westport is coming from America's Pub. It isn't about the race of the people committing the crime. When you see the police out in force in Westport, it is almost always at Westport Rd and Mill St. If one business is hurting all of the businesses around it, then it is the landlord's right to make that decision. They owe it to their other tennants. Bringing race into it is not an excuse for the crime statistics generated by that particular club.

chuck said...

OF COURSE ITS ABOUT RACE!

Ya think all those folks at America's Pub are on their way to church and just stopped by for a sarsparilla and the groovy sounds of the "Carpenters" before they head off to worship?

No.

Consistantly, freaquently, time after time, the violence, murder, krape and crime generated in Westport, is drawn like starving sea gulls to the American Pub garbage scow, for an alcholhol related release of atavistic and violent chaos which has resulted in MURDERS, BEATINGS, INTIMIDATION, RAPE and EVERYONE with room temp IQ and no pecuniary agenda fuckin knows it.

Closing down America's Pub won't end African American violence in Westport, but it will mitigate it.

You are a fool whistling thru the graveyard, if you do not accept, that EVERY decision made in America today, that includes an outcome, or a perceived outcome for African Americans, does not, include, in the minds of the decision makers, and the African Americans, THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE.

Some times its right there on the surface and even spoken of, most of the time, it is an imperative that is taken into consideration as natually as the weather.

VIOLENCE!

Fuck America's Pub and the fuckin bullys, criminals and thugs that are running this country de facto by way of teh cowardice of the 4th estate and the citizens of this community and others all across America.

Anonymous said...

Chuck's sure right about the cowardice of both the media and especially elected officials. Any time there's any attempt to roll up some thugs, there's always someone who makes a very good living intimidating folks ready to launch into their victimization/entitlement/profiling/harrassment speech. They've destroyed the east side, but they really don't care as long as the cowards keep running for cover and appointing them to boards where they can be important. Some of them are even on public television, which has given them another platform. And the only people who benefit are themselves.

chuck said...

In my opinion, you should absolutely respect the African American penchant for violence.

It is a serious and powerful weapon, that has intimidated whites (And it should!) for decades.

The beauty of that violence, and its use, by African Americans, in conjunction with each other, extemporaneously, with no plan in place and no previous introduction of the participants is astonishing in its effectiveness and its terror.

Make no mistake, I do not dismiss, disparage or dissrespect African American violence and the millions of African Americans who utilize the weapon.

I metaphysically respect and think that others, unless they have a death wish, should also respect and acknowledge the power of that African American violent reality.

Your Federal, State and Local Governments, encumbered by the fear of a "Racist" moniker, will not only NOT help you, they will, in fact, with the assistance of the 4th estate, cover up hate crimes, apologise for and mitigate the seriousness of crimes, areas where crimes are committed, perps, thugs and pukes who commit the crimes and 2nd party the blame for all the crimes that can't be swept under the rug, to 150 year old crimes adjudicated in 21st century time.

So while your getting raped or killed by "dissadvanteged youths" from the "Protected Class", you should try, in between blows and kicks raining down on your head, to remember that its YOUR fault and YOU deserve to be beaten, raped and killed.

Mea Culpa my ass motherfuckers.

Shoot ot kill.

Anonymous said...

I was just there last night and saw a huge fight roll out of America's Pub. Some girl got her head busted open and was bleading hard. Cops ended up spraying everyone before it was done. If I was the landlord they would have been kicked out way quick.

How the hell is some old white lawyer playing the race card? That place is dirty and everyone knows it. Just shows you that some people will do anything for $.

Anonymous said...

10:21 Harris is definitely not a good guy. He looks like a troll that should live under a bridge. He sticks dates with the dinner check. He's the kiss of death to any campaign and he is not a good lawyer.

Anonymous said...

2:11 true...but he has a nice smile?

Anonymous said...

I go down to Westport almost every weekend, and there are always problems outside of America's Pub. I am not saying that they are the only bar to have unruly costomers, but they are certainly the only ones that the police have had to mace for the last three weekends.

If you have ever been in Westport after midnight you would know how well lit that place is anyways. As for security I see them all over the place. That the landlord doesn't wish to renew the lease is his decision to make. This is obviously just a publicity stunt on the part of Harris Wilder, and a poor one at that since nobody will even remember Americas Pub a year from now. How often do people still talk about Have A Nice Day Cafe? Oh yeah, never.

Alarm System said...

Who is to blame...one who blames, one who defends or one who does that.

Anonymous said...

10:21 Ok, Anne, whatever you say.