TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! WITNESS THE TRAGIC LATE NIGHT EXODUS FROM THE PLAZA BACK TO THE EAST SIDE FOR KANSAS CITY TEEN FLASH MOBS!!!
Kansas City police guided dozens of unsupervised teens last night as they walked away from The Country Club Plaza and eastward on Emanuel Cleaver Blvd at around midnight.
The sight was one of the most tragic I've seen in Kansas City in quite some time because there wasn't an adult in sight and these kids were headed toward Troost with absolutely no parental supervision.
Again, KCPD did their best to assure safe passage . . . But, get it straight, cops aren't supposed to be babysitters.
And so, thankfully there wasn't any violence on Plaza streets last night . . . But let's not kid ourselves that Kansas City has solved this problem.
Unsupervised African-American teens and young people will continue to congregate on the Plaza and their presence will continue to create tension and fear among paniky consumers even with police protecting every block. These aren't kids and young adults who are going to to spend time at youth activities subsidized by the city . . . Like it or not, these are unsuprvised, angry and directionless young people who don't have anybody who cares where they are at midnight and this uncomfortable fact must be confronted if Kansas City hopes to "save the Plaza" from the violent flash mob threat.