Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kansas City History Connects Community To Ferguson, Missouri Violent Uprising



Throughout the past week we've heard many longtime Kansas City residents make the connection from Kansas City MLK Riots to Ferguson, Missouri violence. And now KCUR has the definitive report:

What Kansas City's Past Civil Rights Riots And Ferguson Have In Common

A longtime Kansas City politico sums up the similarities . . .

"Former Kansas City councilman Alvin Brooks was part of the group that marched on City Hall. He views the protests in Ferguson as a recurrence of the same issues that the black community faced during the Civil Rights Movement.

"This didn't just start with Michael Brown, it has festered," Brooks said in a conversation with Central Standard's Gina Kaufmann. "The police [in 1968 and today] geared up for violence, but what they've never done is meet with the black community to discuss issues."

"When all was said and done, the 1968 Kansas City riots caused more than $1 million in damages and more than 100 residents were arrested."

And while I'm not sure Michael Brown ever lived up to the legacy of MLK . . . There's no denying that his killing, and the frustrations it has conjured up, has evoke the same, longstanding powerful feelings.

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34 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep, more bait for the haters.

I know like I sound like a white guy, but can we let the justice process play itself out?

Anonymous said...

Bring on the NIGS!

Anonymous said...

$1 million in damages. I think Alvin and his friends owe us reparations.

Anonymous said...

What a plan. Cause a million in damage and damned if we don't have the tax payers spending billions raising those bastard kids who are gonna do even millions more in damage. How smart is that?

Anonymous said...

The purpose of Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson is to ensure that it doesn't become chaotic & dangerous like one of those Tea Party rallies.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someday Ferguson, Missouri will emulate the community Barack Obama organized: peaceful Chicago.

Anonymous said...

If Charles Manson was arrested today, the picture the media would use is the one of him in his Sunday School suit.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Nixon should impose Sharia Law in Fergison.

Truth Hurts said...

Michael Brown:

Thug
Doper
Thief

Anonymous said...

Let's salute the dumbest generation in Ferguson for interfering with law enforcement's efforts to flush out the radicals, thugs, looters, and troublemakers.

hashtag/#Ferguson

Anonymous said...

Attention all kale eating and pabst blue ribbon drinking parentally subsided faux revolutionary artisans not from Ferguson.

Your not welcome there.

Anonymous said...

Why go to the zoo when you can watch the primates destroy their city on live TV?

Anonymous said...

Be sure to tune in at 9:00 tonight for the next exciting episode of

Your with the media? Welcome to Ferguson now get your ass on the sidewalk. Move it!!

Anonymous said...

What planet do you live on where you think rushing a cop with a knife in a fit of rage will only get you tazed? Has everybody lost ALL perspective?

Anonymous said...

Matt Pearce, CK home boy and L.A. Time's news correspondent just became the proud owner of a new gas mask. Purchased at Uncle Sams Surplus.

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Eleven Washington Redskins players paid tribute to Ferguson robber Michael Brown in their game last night and came out on the field with their hands up.

It was a fitting tribute considering 27 NFL players have been arrested since the 2013 Super Bowl.

Anonymous said...

Tonight's episode of Ferguson

Amateur journalist Mustafa Hussein of I am Mike Brown live gets lost a second time for over and hour and runs out of gas again trying to find the "media quarantine zone".





Anonymous said...

Jovan Belcher anyone? He didn't get arrested though, because he shot himself.

http://nydailynews.com/news/national/jovan-belcher-kissed-corpse-girlfriend-murdered-committing-suicide-article-1.1213020

Anonymous said...

Egypt calls on US authorities to show restraint against protesters in Ferguson

LMAO shut up or we'll come over there and kick your ass again got it?

Anonymous said...

Warning, we're locking up any journalists tonight using cameras worth less than $50,000.

Anonymous said...

"They're eating the dogs! ... My GOD! They're eating the dogs!"

Screamed some 20 something "embedded journalist" in Ferguson.

Smartman II said...

Brooks you fucking liar!
Since 1968 there have been more meetings dealing with you niggers here in Kansas City than any other race in whole fucking midwest

Anonymous said...

Pro Tip: If you want to become a member of civilized society, "don't loot" or riot is a good start.

Anonymous said...

#NorthStLouis

Hands Up (We shoot back) what crowd here is shouting as cars flash by on Riverview

Anonymous said...

The biggest Anonymous twitter account inflaming and inciting things about Ferguson @youranonnews was suspended.

Anonymous said...

Why not perhaps use water balloons?

Anonymous said...

@432. Neither the patience or the attention span exists here to accommodate the shrill of Tony's Klan.

Polar Bear said...

Tonights airing of " Running with the Stolen TV's will begin 30 minutes after dark.

A get your MOJO going, circle up, will take place at 8:45pm tonight at the Car Wash on Fluorescent Drive. Leading tonights circle jerk will be Rev. Manny Cleaver, he will chant Car Wash, Car Wash, Car Wash as the hoodies break from the Car Wash.

Rules for the "Running with the Stolen TV's" are as follows:

1. TV's must be stolen only in Fluroescent Drive

2. TV's must be at least 32 inches

3. LED only. NO Plasma

4. TV's must be new, in box.

5. Bonus points paid if contestant steals TV and Popeyes Fried Chicken Family Bucket while running with the stolen TV.

Anyone shot during the "running", well tough shit.

Steve Gotno Jobs said...

New app for your iPhone or iPad called iLoot. Using GPS and a secret marking database, it allows you in a time of crisis to target the store with the items you most need so in the chaos, you don't have to blindly search for the right store to loot. This app finds it for you, gives you a map and Siri gives you directions. Due out soon!

Anonymous said...

Issue a fatwa over Ferguson.

Anonymous said...

So when did we kick Egypt's ass again?

Blight MeKC said...

Discuss issues? This, from Alvin Brooks? When are we going to discuss the East Patrol mess? I'm still waiting on this "discussion" that you speak of. I also want documents to support whatever it is you crow about.

Anonymous said...

POLAR BEAR declared REALITY TV GENIUS INNOVATOR!!!!!!!

Polar Bear called out of the den, to Hollywood, for script development.

Anonymous said...

The long term affect of the MLK riots is that all of the business owners left the East side. They have not returned. Who got hurt by that?
You can buy a cellphone or a wig, transact a payday loan, or buy all the liquor you want. The things that you cannot do the East side is buy reasonably priced groceries (until recently, 50 years later), visit a doctor or dentist, got to the laudromat, or purchase a new car.
Business ownership is voluntary, and business owners will leave neighborhoods like East KC (or Ferguson)because they cannot trust the police to protect them or their employees, insurance companies will not longer cover them (who could blame them), and they have lots more expenses hiring more security. It just gets to be too much trouble. Better to move.