RACIALLY MOTIVATED KANSAS CITY WESTPORT ID CHECKPOINTS DON'T REALLY CUT DOWN ON UNRULY 'RATCHET' CROWDS!!!
As usual, this blog was the FIRST to note the crackdown on hip-hop and "urban core" crowds in Westport and this morning there are reports of "mixed" results of recent ID checkpoints.
Some celebrate the checkpoints as a divisive but valuable tool . . .
"ID checkpoint at every Westport entrance is exactly what Westport needed. Well done bar owners, well done."
But digging deeper . . .
LAST NIGHT THERE WERE STILL REPORTS OF FIGHTING AND THUGGERY IN WESTPORT!!!
Just one example out of many . . .
"Westport was too ratchet lawd"
"these ppl on Westport."
"Just driving around Westport to find parking all I can smell is vomit. "
"ppl start fight on the Westport we was gone"
TKC EXCLUSIVE . . . SOCIAL MEDIA ALSO INDICATES THAT YOUNGER CROWDS ARE ALSO MOVING BACK TO LOITER IN FRONT OF THE P&L DISTRICT TOO!!!
Now, bar district fighting isn't too surprising but what's notable is that there's very little talk of an ID checkpoint crackdown that pushes the limits of a civil liberties crackdown on public streets AND the fighting and loitering CONTINUES as media tones down coverage.
Developing . . .