MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY MIDTOWN PARTY DISTRICT REALLY RATCHET LAST NIGHT!!!! KCPD MACE CROWDS IN WESTPORT!!!
Breaking news right now from SOME OF THE MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS watching and documenting Westport changes that challenge city hall propaganda and promotional media preconceptions.
To wit . . .
FIRST ON TKC: CHECK THIS VIDEO OF KCPD SPRAYING MASE ON WESTPORT CROWDS LAST NIGHT!!!
Kansas City Police Department Pepper Spray At Westport July 6 2014
This is one of the best clips we've seen about what's really happening in Westport right now and these AWESOME CITIZEN JOURNALISTS are documenting stuff in a very real and grassroots way that mainstream media simply can't capture.
Read the statement that accompanies the clip. As always, TKC STRIVES TO PRESENT ALTERNATIVE OPINIONS AND NEWS IN KANSAS CITY and then let the OUR AWESOME BLOGGY COMMUNITY decide in an open FREE SPEECH comment forum.
Check the statement:
Did Mayor James violate Kansas Citians' Right to Assemble by ordering a chemical attack on Westport patrons Saturday night?
We are a little slow getting our video uploaded tonight. As you will notice in the very first clip of tonight's video a cop indiscriminately sprayed tear gas up into the air in the wind so so our cameraman had to take a shower before he could get started on the footage since we were caught in the drift of the mace that was apparently sprayed to get people to leave Westport. We initially got a first hand report from someone who had moved upwind to get away from what he claimed to be police spraying mace into the air and then when they did it again, we caught it on film.
We don't usually get into a whole lot of social commentary because we figure people are going to think what they think and they can figure things out for themselves, but cops spraying mace into the air to... to what? ... Make people go where the cops want them to go? To enforce some imaginary curfew on adults? To deny us the Right to Assemble? I just can't see how they could even remotely justify this kind of behavior.
Why do Kansas Citians accept this kind of thing either from random cops who run around doing whatever they want or from a local government directing the cops to behave like thing? Are we thinking at least they're not spraying people directly in the face with mace? At least they're not shooting people? At least they're not throwing people in prison to go to work for a for-profit corporation for $0.03 to $0.70 per hour? Is it ok because some of them were probably drunk? Is it ok because it was a multi-racial crowd?
And where is this heavy handed approach coming from? Is Sly James bypassing the police force hierarchy, talking to the underlings himself, and making them think that cops who display an overly aggressive attitude will get his attention? Are the cops in competition with prison guards who are torturing people to see who is tougher on crime? Not to mention that cop cars now seem to be equipped with scanning devices that automatically run tags as the cars cruise along and spit out data on a screen so cops have probable cause to stop car after car for not having insurance or other non-moving violations. This kind of massive technological implementation surely isn't coming from within the KCPD. Who is footing the bill for all this equipment and who is suffering as a result of the increased surveillance?
And what chemicals exactly were we exposed to? I was half a block away and got half a breath of the gas and 4 hours later my throat still hurts.
These are draconian days in the river city.
That's the video evidence and statement . . . Now it's up to KICK-ASS TKC READERS to decide . . . WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHAT'S GOING IN IN WESTPORT???