TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! UNCENSORED KANSAS CITY REAX: FERGUSON, MISSOURI RACIAL RAGE VS. MILITARIZED POLICE CONFLICT!!!
Now more than ever out blog community remains convinced that this is just the only place in Kansas City proper where we can have an UNCENSORED conversation about the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Missouri.
You know that "conversation" about race that everybody says we should have . . . It's been happening on RIGHT HERE ON TKC.
It's not happening on FB where people can quickly silence or tune out anything they don't agree with . . .
It's not happening @ The Star where comments on all the juicy stories are disabled.
Nope, this bloggy community remains KANSAS CITY'S LAST REMAINING FREE SPEECH ZONE and it'll probably stay that way because, let's be honest . . . There's not a lot of advertisers wanting to support the no-holds-barred battle that rages in the comments where insults fly freely in addition to some pretty impressive insights about this tragic situation too . . . For better or worse, we've even had a few people tell us that white people are starting to get some threats thrown back their way. Which probably doesn't represent progress.
But I digress . . .
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP REAX TO THE CURRENT HOT MESS IN MISSOURI!!!
Remember that our blog community broke news of the Kansas City Vigil/Rally coming up for Thursday . . .
Kansas City Activist Pat Clarke wants people to see the bigger picture:
Longtime anti-crime activist Pat Clarke understands the grief over the police shooting of Michael Brown, but he says we have enough violence to worry about in Kansas City's urban core: "Black men continue to kill black men, and we're not rallying about that. Those are things I can't understand. There's no conversation about it though," said Clarke.
Alternatively . . .
HERE'S IMPRESSIVE TESTIMONY FROM A FORMER KANSAS CITY TEACHER THAT OFFERS A REAL ALTERNATIVE ANGLE TO THIS TRAGIC STORY!!!
"As a veteran of the teaching wars, the headlines of “unarmed black teen” are misleading. Just because you don’t have a gun, does not mean that you are unarmed. A person can be beaten or kicked to death. A human in a maniacal rage can bludgeon a person with just about any solid object they can find. I watched the entire Trayvon Martin case. It was clearly proven that Trayvon walked away, came back, and attacked George Zimmerman from behind.
"I’ve seen students claim they were victims, until the security tape shows up, and we realize they are not.
"There is a big difference between “unarmed” and “not having a gun”.
Finally . . .
WE CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SOME ADMITTEDLY HORRIBLE PEOPLE READING THIS BLOG TOO!!!
An angry suburbanite writes in: "You people JUST HAD TO pick the Plaza on Thursday night, didn't you?
"That also just happens to be my anniversary. I was planning to have a nice dinner with my husband and maybe a quiet stroll. I thought I was safe because the flash mobs don't usually hang around until the weekend.
"But NO, you people are going to be there waiting to start another riot.
"It's just such a shame, the Plaza used to be a place for upscale patrons and shoppers, not it's just turned into a 3rd class shopping mall. What a shame, I guess I'll just have to take my business elsewhere."
And that's just the beginning . . . Check the latest links on the situation in Ferguson that just keeps getting worse . . .
Huff Post: Second Police-Involved Shooting Reported In Ferguson, Missouri
USA Today: Another police shooting amid Ferguson protests
New York Times: Police Cite Threats in Deciding Not to Name Officer Who Shot Missouri Teenager
Washington Post: Amid Ferguson protests, hacker collective Anonymous wages cyberwar
Newsweek: Photos: Ferguson, Missouri, Looks Like a War Zone
Developing . . .