TKC EXCLUSIVE QUESTION: WILL WE EVER SOLVE KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOB PROBLEMS?!?!
Last night there was more than a bit of a ruckus on the Country Club Plaza and a 14-year-old kid was arrested with a gun.
Moreover, the police presence on the Plaza is heavy on nice nights and the average visitor most likely fears what might happen if the place wasn't on lock down every weekend.
On the bright side . . . The use of flood lights in Mill Creek Park demonstrates that authorities and city officials are getting creative when it comes to finding solutions.
Still . . . the problem persists.
And here's something to consider . . .
WILL THE KANSAS CITY COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA INDEFINITELY REMAIN A POTENTIAL HOTSPOT FOR VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOB VIOLENCE?!?!?!
The answer to this quandary may or may not lead to more questions about long-term Midtown Kansas City sustainability and how this problem impacts the rest of Kansas City. For instance, on weekends the Northland fears a drain on their police protection.
Nevertheless . . . What's clear now is that a slate of taxpayer funded activities for teens, fiery rhetoric, warnings and even a police crackdown aren't enough to make the Country Club Plaza seem safe while violent teens with guns plague the party district.
KMBC: Police said two teenagers were taken into custody after incidents on the Country Club Plaza late Saturday.
KSHB: At one point, KCPD Chief Forté said some teens were creating traffic issues, but did not tweet about any other arrests. He estimated about 125 teens spent time hanging out on the plaza Saturday night.
Newspaper: Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté reported that police chased and apprehended a 14-year-old armed with a handgun, and then arrested a 16-year-old who had been fighting in Mill Creek Park.
Developing . . .