TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY TOP 5 WINNERS AMID FERGUSON, MISSOURI MICHAEL BROWN KILLING HOT MESS!!!
There's still a teenager dead and scenes of rioting in an American city caused an international incident revealing deep division and disparity in the Midwest, so there really are no real "winners" here in the classic sense. Still, it's important to recognize the achievements of those who demonstrated courage and grace while literally under fire and in the midst of violent American uprising unseen since the Civil Rights era.
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CHECK OUT THE TOP 5 KANSAS CITY WINNERS IN THE AFTERMATH OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI CRISIS!!!
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Both violent and non . . . There's no denying that protestors won the battle for hearts and minds of the public in this confrontation that dominated pay cable news for nearly two weeks. As always, we favor non-violent protestors but when things were really hectic in this struggle, it was really hard to distinguish the overall unrest on the streets of this state.
MO State Rep. Brandon Ellington
In Kansas City and in Ferguson, MO, Rep. Brandon Ellington was on the ground talking to constituents and protestors in this Missouri crisis. Rep. also called for additional investigation into the circumstances that surrounded and started this tragedy.
MO State Sen. Jason Holsman
Big Red didn't hold back from sharing his opinion on this Missouri crisis and he even noted an upcoming effort to investigate how authorities are allowed to use tear gas.
Former City Council Lady Sharon Sanders Brooks
Credit where it's due . . . Sharon Sanders Brooks has stayed involved in her community and beyond after her tenure at City Hall was complete. She visited Ferguson, Missouri during this crisis and provided an alternative view of protestors which proved important in order to provide a closer look and insight into some of the people who had taken to the streets to protest peacefully.
The Michael Brown Uprising In Ferguson, Missouri was America's first social media riot. Locally, Toni Bones, Alonzo Washington @KCCrimefighter and Caleb brought the public some of the most captivating insight regarding the drama . . . But more than ever social media overall proved to be both the staging ground and public forum where this divisive racial debate played out.
Feel free to name any other winners in this Missouri conflict that captured the attention of the world . . .
New York Times: A Night of Relatively Calm Protests in Ferguson
USA Today: First relatively calm night in Ferguson since teen's death
Fox News: Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source
NY Daily News: Attorney General Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury probes Michael Brown shooting; demonstrators detained in NYC
The Guardian: As Ferguson goes, so goes the nation. What happens to a national crisis now?
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