Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mary Sanchez Considers Alvin Brooks Legacy



Our least favorite Latina in the whole wide world wrote something new today that proves she doesn't have much understanding of Kansas City's urban core.

Brief aside . . . Her lesbian anti-Catholic story was a big winner this week. Credit where it's due . . . Calling out the Church is always a good angle for newsies . . . Mostly because a great many media consumers are hypocrites and in desperate need of somebody ELSE to attack in lieu of examining the contradictions in their own lives. But I digress . . .

Today Mary Sanchez discusses another Kansas City Institution . . .

Ad Hoc Group Against Crime needs someone to carry on Alvin Brooks' work



Now, we've covered the MANY leadership transitions @ Ad Hoc over the past couple of years. For awhile the put a former B-ball player in charge but then that didn't work out so they scurried to find somebody whose opinion didn't offend their mostly old school leadership board. In reality, the group lost a lot of credibility by failing to recruit former Councilman Terry Riley to take the leadership role.

Still . . . The idea that somebody could ever "replace" or even "carry on" the work of Mr. Brooks is not only condescending but just plain wrong. Like it or not, Mr. Brooks has his own style, charisma and story. And the idea that there's a 2.0 version out there is a typically simple-minded approach from Ms. Sanchez. As far as "reaching out to African-American youth" which Dirty Mary suggests. . . Again we see a clueless newsie failing to understand demographics or any other socio-economic trends that are specific to Kansas City . . . Local anti-crime organizations in Kansas City are mostly political and the big-picture advocacy and cultural influence carried by Mr. Brooks & Ad Hoc has always been more important than any grassroots work.

Sadly, we never expect Ms. Sanchez to offer a real behind the scenes look @ how neighborhood leadership in this town works . . . Instead, she doesn't even scratch the surface of another Kansas City institution in transition.

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

P Bear said...

Mr. Brooks sat right in front of the Bear at Chiefs games for years. Comp tickets from the Chiefs no doubt. But he was a nice man. The Bear has numerous detailed conversations with Mr. Brooks regarding the Negro crime issues that plague Killa City.

Alonzo, the Caped Crusader of Negro Crime Fighters aka Toni Bones Pimp is definitely no Alvin Brooks.

Anonymous said...

P Bear speaks in some sort of code?

Anonymous said...

There's no shortage of east side grifters who will be happy to step in for Brooks and shake down companies and government for a big salary and a few bucks for endless vigils.
Over the years, ad Hoc has had ZERO impact on the homicide rates in the city and now that Brooks is the president of the Police Board, he still has no influence on the kinds of behavior that are at the heart of the violence and murders east of Troost.
Just another KCMO celebrity who has become famous for being well-known.
Present the watch, have the dinner, and move on.

Anonymous said...

I do not think they know what "ad hoc" means (perhaps they were thinking "pro re nata", i.e., as needed).

Anonymous said...

Sanchez is a waste of air and water.

Anonymous said...

Carry on his work? What work? Scraping the brains of dead black kids off the sidewalk? Spraying the blood with bleach so it doesn't leave a stain?

Get this fool out of here. Better yet, get rid of Ad Hoc and start over.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony, oh for the love of god please stop the Al Brooks crazy train!?!!

God, done and done!! NOBODY GIVES A DAMN. REALLY! NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT AD HOC.

I AM GLAD THAT AL BROOKS IS TOO OLD TO GET HIS PENIS HARD. I AM GLAD THAT AL BROOKS DOES NOT SEE A SEXUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR SEX WITH A GRIEVING MOTHER. AD HOC IS DONE. CLOSE THE DOORS, UNPLUG THE PHONE

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Mary Sanchez; Tony's new love interest?

Anonymous said...

Poor old ad Hoc has been through around three "executive directors" since Brooks "retired".
And the reason is really simple: These organizations are about nothing but WHO GETS THE MONEY. And when younger folks try to get involved, the old-line grifters get rid of them as soon as they can.
ad Hoc, Freedom Inc, the tired old NAACP, the Gwen Grant feedbag Urban League, and all the rest.
Are ANY of these "leaders" even talking about behavior and responsibility in east side neighborhoods?
Grifters, all.

Anonymous said...

stupid cunt.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to anger management!

Anonymous said...

The most amazing part of this story is the fact that $140,000 came from somewhere to be dispersed by this group.
So where did the money come from?

Anonymous said...

I bet Alonzo is pissed about this, he hates Al Brooks... jealous little beotch... go in your basement and dress like a super hero momo.

Anonymous said...

Al Brooks is irreplaceable. Hopefully.

Anonymous said...

Brooks hasn't done shit. What does he have to pass on. What exactly is his claim to fame? I'll wait...

Anonymous said...

+20,000,0000 @8:38 PM
Stick a fork in the old koot and Adhoc. No results. No legacy. Nothing here. Pull the sheet over this corpse and tag the toe. It's done.

Anonymous said...

+1
5/18/14, 7:01 PM

For the win! Hits the nail on the head. Showing up is all that is needed. So, his face and likeness has been flashed on the tv and somehow that translates into accomplishment. KCMO celebrity in deed. Much like the Kim Kardashians of the world, we wish both Brooks and Kardashian will disappear. We've had enough reality tv already. Get lost.

Anonymous said...

2:46 is Alonzo.