TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! E-MAIL: IN DEFENSE OF DERRON BLACK!!!
This message was just sent our way and it offers an alternative perspective on a recent Kansas City case involving the Mayor, media coverage, bond term explanation and 3rd District At-Large Candidate Derron Black.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS MESSAGE TAKING DEAD TREE MEDIA TO TASK FOR THEIR REPORTING OF THE DERRON BLACK BOND HEARING!!!
The letter reminds us that not everything we read/see/hear in mainstream media is accurate and it's always important to check an alternative perspective.
Here is the letter:
Recent Article On Derron Black related to Motion To Revoke Bond Hearing
Dear Ms. Horsley:
I was present in that courtroom at the time the hearing was called to order last Thursday, October 10, 2013, and I am appalled at the recent article you printed about the outcome of the hearing before the Hon. Sandra C. Midkiff, where you focused on the points that Hon . Midkiff communicated as to the conditions of the bond (which were just a “reiteration” of bond conditions to Mr. Black), and you articulately and specifically failed to comment on the outstanding evidence Ms. Ramsey, defense counsel for Mr. Black, presented on Mr. Black’s behalf. Specifically, that Mr. Black never placed his hands on Mayor Sly James at the podium, neither did Mayor Sly James feel physically threatened which was spoken from Mayor Sly James’ mouth the day of the incident and acknowledged “under oath” by the police witness/person security for Mayor James the day of this hearing.
Additionally, within your article were misstatements as to the scenario which transpired at the Beacon Hills event. The police witness/security for Mayor James/State was cross examined in great detail by the defense counsel last Thursday, Ms. Ramsey, who artfully managed to get him to testify in Mr. Black’s favor. Hon. Midkiff did not articulate from the bench any additional sentiment that was not originally in the bond, of which is my understanding Mr. Black had not been served prior to the Beacon Hill event. Hon. Midkiff was not comfortable revoking Mr. Black’s bond because there was not enough evidence to justify doing so, and thusly Mr. Black’s bond was not revoked. On the record, were you aware that there were three continuances requested by the State? Mr. Black was ready for the initial hearing. The State needed more time to “find” evidence. Whose courtroom were you sitting in, or who presented you with faulty facts?
It was quite clear that you wrote on behalf of the Mayor and KC MO Police officers to cast them in good light despite the myriad of misstatements, and to shed a dimmer light on Mr. Black by not presenting accurate facts to our communities.
Your reporting is flawed!!! I would request that when you print any information related to any upcoming trial proceeding concerning Mr. Black, that only facts are presented--not libel.
I will have my eyes on your reporting.
Name Withheld By TKC