TKC QUESTION OF THE DAY: IS KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTER ANTHONY BRUNO DEADLY SHOOTING AKIN TO MICHAEL BROWN FERGUSON, MISSOURI KILLING?!?!
At last night's protest there was an important Kansas City rhetorical tactic at work that deserves discussion rather than causal acceptance.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THE LATE ANTHONY BRUNO WERE OUT IN FULL FORCE LOBBYING THE PUBLIC IN ORDER TO GARNER SUPPORT FOR A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT AGAINST THE KCPD!!!
The group has been part of several recent protests against police violence but last night was the biggest demonstration of their efforts so far.
While grabbing photos and video of the protest, I stumbled upon Anthony Bruno's dad who seemed really upset with TKC and alleged that I "spoke against his son." He was talking with protestors and seemingly trying to draw a similarity to the Anthony Bruno deadly shooting during an altercation and the current Michael Brown uprising.
Fact: TKC didn't "speak against" anybody but this blog is about FREEDOM OF SPEECH and any argument foist upon the public deserves critical analysis . . .
Admittedly, we did ask: Would Kansas City newsies be just as upset about this police shooting during an altercation if Anthony Bruno was black??? In fairness, that's exactly the argument that Bruno supporters were making last night . . . The important difference is that witnesses say Michael Brown had his hands up and was defenseless . . . Meanwhile, there's video of Anthony Burno breaking the orbital bone of a cop's face during an altercation . . .
So . . .
YOU DECIDE: IS THE KCFD ANTHONY BRUNO DEADLY POLICE SHOOTING AKIN TO THE MICHAEL BROWN INCIDENT?!?!
That's the argument that Bruno friends, family and supporters are making as they engage the public at the grassroots level . . .
The Pitch is accepting their story without any critical questions . . . Our TKC blog community is LITERALLY the only place in Kansas City were the topic is up for debate.
Developing . . .