TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY IGNORES WARNING THAT HIS 'ROCK THE BLOCK' PARTY MIGHT ERUPT IN TEEN VIOLENCE AMID FERGUSON, MISSOURI RAGE!!!
Mayor Sly James has casually dismissed a warning and TOP ECHELON TKC TIPSTER PLEADING TO POSTPONE his "Rock The Block" party that will bring up to 4,000 urban youth to Union Station on Saturday night.
To wit . . .
LAST NIGHT OUR BLOG COMMUNITY VALIANTLY ATTEMPTED WARN MAYOR SLY TO LISTEN TO KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WHO HAVE REACHED OUT TO HIS OFFICE AND HOPED HE WOULD POSTPONE THE "ROCK THE BLOCK" EVENT!!!
Adverts for the event are littering the streets and breaking the Kansas City sign ordinance . . . But the topic of public safety is far more important than previous feel-good garbage legislation from this politico who is declining in popularity with every ensuing week.
Accordingly . . .
We've heard that this event could bring up to 4k urban core teens near the crossroads this week in the aftermath of a deadly triple shooting only a few days ago. Here's the promo they're showing to white people on social media . . .
But here's a closer look at adverts aimed at urban core youth attending the event . . .
Anybody notice the difference???
But let's really get to the point . . .
Again . . .
OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY WANTS TO AVOID ANY MORE TROUBLE OR VIOLENCE NEAR THE CROSSROADS OR DOWNTOWN . . . WE WARNED MAYOR SLY THAT IT WOULD BE WISE TO POSTPONE THE EVENT AND ENCOURAGED HIM TO LISTEN TO FOLKS WHO HAVE ALREADY TRIED TO TELL HIM AS MUCH!!!
Here's the response from Kansas City's Mayor:
Sad but typical of the attorney and Mayor that he starts off with a semantic argument. . .
DOES TKC HAVE TO GO DOWN THERE AND RUN MAYOR SLY'S OFFICE TO MAKE SURE HIS APPOINTMENTS AND CALLS ARE SCREENED PROPERLY???
For YEARS we've addressed community complaint that the Mayor's Chief Of Staff John McGurk has been keeping community leaders at arm length and denying access to people with a lot to contribute.
The Mayor claiming ignorance is a convenient argument but NOW that he knows, his second statement on the topic is even more troubling . . .
This kind of empty pleasantry makes it clear that Mayor Sly isn't taking the safety of the youngsters at this event seriously.
REMINDER: JUST LAST YEAR THE MAYOR'S "ROCK THE BLOCK" PARTY ERUPTED IN VIOLENCE!!!
KSHB was forced to note one fight last year . . . Our blog community also documented the chaos which was more widespread than any other media outlet reported.
For those who might argue, that KCMO urban youth aren't politically astute enough to understand or care about Ferguson, Missouri unrest . . . Let's understand that the guy who was fighting the police while still holding a bag of chips probably isn't a political science major either.
More importantly, let's face facts . . .
MISSOURI IS CURRENTLY THE FOCAL POINT OF INTERNATIONAL RACIAL OUTRAGE AND UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES MAYOR SLY IS COORDINATING A DANCE PARTY FOR UP TO 4000 URBAN YOUTH NEAR DOWNTOWN!!!
DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A GOOD IDEA???
There's really no down side to this debate, worst case scenario is that our TKC blog community is being overly cautious and this helps encourage a more serious assessment of security needs for the event and the surrounding community. But what's more troubling is this . . .
MAYOR SLY IS CAUSALLY DISMISSING WARNINGS ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY FROM KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS BECAUSE THEY DON'T FIT HIS CURRENT LINE OF RHETORIC THAT STILL HAS YET TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOBS ON THE PLAZA!!!
Obviously, we hope for a safe night and encourage Mayor Sly to postpone the event given the circumstances. But no matter what happens, NOW our Mayor can't say that he wasn't warned.