TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY EYEWITNESS VIDEO OFFERS VIEW OF LAST NIGHT'S EPIC COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA CRACKDOWN!!!
The morning after we have a clearer view of the Kansas City Police crackdown on The Plaza last night.
To wit . . .
THIS INTERNETS VIDEO SEEN FIRST ON TKC SHOWS US EXACTLY WHAT THE KCPD PLAZA CRACKDOWN LOOKS LIKE!!!
We see helicopters buzzing the area, spotlights, the park light we reported earlier, KCPD walking through the park to move teens (without their parents) along and more . . .
THIS PROBLEM HAS TO STOP, HONESTLY, HELICOPTERS AND POLICE OUT IN FULL FORCE DOESN'T MAKE THE PLAZA SEEM LIKE MUCH FUN!!!
Now . . . Remember, the quotations aren't TKC opinions but they are presented as is because this video helps further the discourse and provides information into what the Country Club Plaza Crackdown really looks like . . .
Link from the first clip:
05-03-14 Kansas City Plaza ~ KCPD Subterfuge and Hostility
"One tactic that we have seen repeatedly used by KCPD against Black teens on the Plaza is to inadequately explain the rules. So long as the kids do not know what the rules are, the KCPD can target them at will."
05-03-14 Kansas City Plaza ~ Interview With Targeted Youth
"Interview with a young woman who was witness to KCPD's heavy handed response to Black teenagers running and playing by the horse fountains at Kansas City's premier shopping district."
The director of this clip offered first impressions of last night's drama . . .
COPS & KIDS ON THE PLAZA . . .
"We were at the Horse Fountain tonight partaking in a free Falun Gong meditative martial arts session which, by the way, is apparently something that happens every Saturday afternoon or evening there. Just as we were starting the 6th motion, I noticed that a large group of Black teenagers became a bit louder than they had been a moment earlier. Neither my partner nor our instructor noticed the increased activity or volume. Or if they did notice, they gave no indication that it concerned them in any way. The large group of kids split into two groups and some kids were chasing other kids, as kids often do. Then they quieted back down again. Within a few minutes, there was a helicopter circling the fountain and riot cops started moving in. There was really no reason for the kids to disperse because they weren't doing anything wrong at all, but they dispersed anyway because of the treatment they continually receive at The Plaza."
"KCPD treated a "reported disturbance" as if it was a violent flash mob. I was seriously standing 100 feet from the group of kids and, as mentioned, the two people standing with me didn't even notice the temporary increased volume because it was so insignificant. Whoever reported it was a racist."
"The kids said the helicopter was a media helicopter (I thought it was a police helicopter but I know nothing about helicopters except I was really surprised to see it there and initially thought it just showed up to alert kids to the curfew). Did TV NEWS MEDIA actually cause all this by calling the cops on kids who were playing in the park?"
CHECK THESE CLIPS PRESENTED FIRST ON TKC BECAUSE THEY OFFER THE FIRST EXTENDED GROUND LEVEL VIEW OF THE KCPD CRACKDOWN!!!
Now, the author is a bit critical of police but I noticed when asked a question they gave a direct answer. Also, it was KCPD Chief Forté who was first to "break" this story via his Twitter account.
Your opinions are welcomed and and encouraged with CREDIT TO THIS KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER who valiantly provides and up close and personal view of Kansas County Country Club Plaza problems that persist and STILL threaten to destroy this town's crown jewel entertainment district.
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