Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TKC TOP FIVE REASONS KANSAS CITY SHOULD SUPPORT KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ AMID UPCOMING PLAZA VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOB CRACKDOWN!!!



Parents of the teens who are plaguing the Country Club Plaza have failed Kansas City when it comes to keeping the district safe.

Plaza merchants are too greedy to take charge of their own businesses.

And politicos and their curfews now seem powerless and really only out for their own careers when it comes to this ongoing hot mess.

To wit . . .

KCPD Chief Forté is the only Kansas City official who is confronting this problem directly.

This isn't going to be easy.

Already Council member Jermaine Reed seems content to exploit this issue during an election year.

Exercising their rights some activists have moved to the Plaza to video tape police and monitor the treatment of young people.

Even on this blog there's word of CCW nuts just begging to "stand their ground" and maybe get in a deadly altercation with these young people without parental supervision.

To wit . . .

CHECK TKC'S TOP FIVE REASONS TO SUPPORT CHIEF FORTÉ IN THE UPCOMING PLAZA CRACKDOWN!!!

Here we go:

1. Ignoring racial politics only perpetuates stereotypes - Kansas City's First Black Police Chief is uniquely immune to inevitable cries of racism.

KCPD Chief Forté has established a record of community interaction and engagement during his tenure and throughout his career. Cries of racism against any police crackdown that involves people of color are common but will be hard pressed to prove their validity.

2. Yes, The Plaza Is Important.

Like it or not, The Country Club Plaza remains the crown jewel of Kansas City retail and culture. Losing this district to flash mobs would be far more disastrous than any local shopping mall failure.

3. Focus On Keeping African-American Youth Safe.

Fact Check: Yes, some of these kids hassle patrons. But they also fight with each other more than anyone else. This aspect of the debate has long been ignored and KCPD INSIDERS remind us that police have broken up far more fights between African-American youth than prevented hassling of other Plaza Patrons.

4. Crackdown and fines are more effective than politically motivated youth programs.

Real Talk . . . Mayor Sly's youth parties simply didn't work last summer. Arrests, detentions, fines and policing seem to be the only real solution.

5. Parents should but won't solve this problem.

Years have passed with a call for parents to step up . . . That talk has fallen upon deaf ears and is now being fully ignored. Fines for parents and tougher handling of the youth the refuse to care for seems to be the only option.

Now you decide . . . Will you support the KCPD Chief in this already tense looking Kansas City Spring/Summer?

Links:

- KCTV5: Chief Forte says police to crack down on Plaza teen disturbances

- KSHB: Chief Forte details plan to fix Plaza problems

- FOX4: KCPD Chief Darryl Forte is unveiling what he calls the “Plaza Plan,” after a crowd of 150 teens gathered at the Country Club Plaza, the night ending in three fights and multiple arrests.

35 Comments:

Anonymous said...

TKC, you forgot to mention that the chief stood up for his officers when they were under attack by Reed.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the movie theater...

Anonymous said...

What's the over/under on Jermaine Reed saying something stupid that again undermines the police?

Anonymous said...

Plaza merchants are too greedy to take charge of their own businesses.

I don't get what you mean by that statement. Please elaborate.

Steve Walters said...

The Country Club Plaza isn't the first or only high-end shopping area in the country to be forced to deal with unruly youth. Privately owned, indoor luxury shopping mall, NorthPark in Dallas established and enforces a Code of Conduct seen here: http://www.northparkcenter.com/Code-of-Conduct. Perhaps each individual Plaza merchant (especially the theater) needs to do the same.

I'm wondering if The Plaza and The City have reached out to other similar business entities and cities for input on how to handle the situation.

Craven Morehead said...

Yawn. Here we go again. More police presence is needed. Arrests need to be made. Parents of juveniles need to be called so that they can come get their kids. If moms can't come get the kids, the kids need to go to detention. Parents need to be fined and the ones over 17 need to be fined for curfew violations. It's not hard people.

Anonymous said...

Round their nigger asses up in the paddy wagon, take them to the cages, and let them sit until their dumb-ass parents come and pick them up. Then arrest the parents.

This will end with a body on the streets of the Plaza - and it will probably be a black one, courtesy of one of the CCW folks you mention.

Anonymous said...

Round their nigger asses up in the paddy wagon, take them to the cages, and let them sit until their dumb-ass parents come and pick them up. Then arrest the parents.

This will end with a body on the streets of the Plaza - and it will probably be a black one, courtesy of one of the CCW folks you mention.

Anonymous said...

If only there were more or them there "black activities" for the spear chuckers to do in the plaza area like they are pushing for in Swope Park, we wouldn't have the flash mobs taking place.

Anonymous said...

6:43 +1

Anonymous said...

Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

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http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr

Anonymous said...

Why is Jermaine Reed more of a problem than a solution? I dont see him doing anything productive complaining about how black people who are committing crime are getting put in cuffs.


Im tired of his ignorant statements. KCMO is so fucked up they will end up voting for him anyway. Hes like another Cleaver.

Westport Trucky said...

Most have all good ideas here tonight and I agree with all and most of all of them should be implemented.

Anonymous said...

6:43 Agree on the body in the street

Anonymous said...

Why isn't any other race of kids a problem? Why is it always black people? In 500 years we will still be saying the same things about them and they will still be on the bottom rung of society. Their failure to succeed anywhere in the world is astounding. It really does make you wonder how they survived natural selection.

Anonymous said...

Shut down the Theater? The Plaza Movie Theater hasn't ever stole shit from me, but the niggas have! Grand Opening Grand Closing...

Anonymous said...

Label the little youth as terrorist and lock them up under federal law.

Anonymous said...

who cares if they kill/hurt each other, as long as they leave decent ppl ALONE...the more they kill each other the better off we all are...

ERnest Evans said...

Dear Mr. Tony: It is long past time for the city political class to finally get the guts to say that violence by any racial group in the city will not be tolerated, and that they will defend the police against unfair charges of racism. These unfair charges of racism unleashed a wave of violence in the black neighborhoods of the city starting in the spring of 2008--now this violence threatens to spread elsewhere in the city. The Chief needs our support--time for the Star, the Mayor, the Police Board and the City Council to finally stand up to the local versions of the PC Police and publicly and openly support the chief as well. Take care. Sincerely, Respectfully and In Christ, Dr. Ernest Evans

















chuck said...

Here is an interesting aside, at least to me.

Back in the 90's, when Cleaver was mayor, the EXACT same thing happened with regard to crowds of African Americans coming down to the Plaza and it was very violent. I was younger and down there far more often and it was serious stuff.

The Mayor sent the cops down to the Plaza and that fuckin shit was DONE in 2 weeks. Cops were hauling people out of cars, tossin their asses on the ground, paddy wagons were all over the Plaza and many, many arrests were made.

Seriously, I was there, I saw it, he was not fuckin around. He stopped that shit dead on the money.

I am no big fan of Cleaver, but that is what happened and he made it happen.

It probably isn't necessary to say this again, but you can take this to the fuckin bank all day all night, if the Plaza becomes another casualty of African Ameriican violence, the precipitious and I mean PRECIPITOUS decline of this city, as we know it will begin at light speed. The Plaza is a symbol as well as an anchor for a viable tax base here in this city, that will be gone, GONE with in 5 to 10 years after the Plaza is dead.

If these fuckin morons fuck this up, we are East St. Kansas City.

Again, Cleaver was not fuckin around with these morons and he fixed this shit in 2 weeks.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/02/19/ray-rice-unconscious-fiancee-atlantic-city-video-arrest/ said...

I thought this was Larry Johnson, but it is Ray Rice dragging his girlfriend out of an elevator after he puched her out. She wouldn't shut up.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/02/19/ray-rice-unconscious-fiancee-atlantic-city-video-arrest/

Anonymous said...

Good point chuck.


If these fuckin morons fuck this up, we are East St. Kansas City.

That's sad but true.

Anonymous said...

Kiev that shit.

Anonymous said...

Plaza's Bigger Problem: Plaza is lame and is dead after 10.

Anonymous said...

Good post TKC.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we do need to back Forte on this. He's right. Let's hope they hand out some consequences with teeth to the brats AND their parents.

Get It Done! said...

Agree on most of this, KC has to do it right and do it by the law. That's the only way to go!

Anonymous said...

Chuck, stop clip and pasting from KCC....damn fag

Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck about keeping African American youth safe?? Nobody! Fucking niggers will destroy anything they come in contact with. No, fuck those niggers, feed em fish heads.

the Polar Bear said...

Perhaps a few more press conferences by Alonzo, Jermaine, Chief Forte, Mayor Sly Stone and then let's have a few more meetings. Then repeat the process. Wait, that been happening for 7 years now.

Anonymous said...

Alonzo has 300 followers on twitter. He's just 1,999,300 away from being a ghetto fab Justin Bieber

Anonymous said...

The people who really have a responsiblity to support the chief publicly have been completely silent. In fact, they didn't even have anything to say when Jermaine Reed made his asinine comments accusing the police of profiling.
Sly James: Mayor
John Sharp: Chair of the Council Public Safety Committee
Al Brooks: President of the Police Board
Don't you support the chief and his efforts to control mobs on the Plaza?
Would you support a larger and more assertive police presence on the most crime-stressed east side neighborhoods?
What roles exactly do you play in public safety issues in KCMO?

Anonymous said...

I see one common thread in the above comment. Every fucking one of them is BLACK. At some point you have to accept reality. Blacks don't have the ability, balls, or desire to enact change. Race has become big $$$$$$. Look at each of these so called "black leaders"...slopping in the pig pen.

Anonymous said...

8:55 is spot on. I remember those days.

A little story from that decade long ago called the 90's. We had the plaza problem. It was getting kinda wierd with gangs doing group robberies, car thefts, and assaults.

The government went down on this. They must have had a special on handcuffs because I've never seen that many in my life. I didn't know there were that many hoodrats in the wings, hiding in the parking garages, running in the bushes. It was the craziest thing. They lined up the paddy wagons. It was fast. They must have planned and done some pre-work surveillance. They seriously worked hard on this one, because it was like a precise operation. All the drama was over in an hour. It was fun to watch from work, the police department hauling out all the people. Never seen so many people get arrested. They did the same thing in westport, but I wasn't there so I can't tell you what happened then.The police cracked down on that, the problem was solved pretty fast. They pretty much had the place surrounded from all exit points too, so nobody could run very far. It was like a military operation. I was there, the police can do somethings. They just aren't in a good place politically and don't have support to do anything. They have lots of toys and riot gear. They have tons of cuffs. I've seen it. They are just looking for this to get out of hand to get more grant money to buy more equipment. I support the police, but I also pay overtime for all this activity so I'm not too happy about it.

5:44 I care about innocent by-standers getting hurt. I feel for the innocent, wrong place at the wrong time. Guilt by association is almost as bad as doing the crimes in this case because they have been warned.

Kids who have moms that care aren't down there.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't be a welcomed change if Chief Forte could take a commanding presence and leadership CITY-WIDE and over the troubling crime & murder rate in Kansas City?????