Friday, September 30, 2016

Kansas City Public Library Slap Fight Amid Intense Israel History Discussion

Somebody's reading glasses were knocked off and then the situation deteriorated from there . . . Library Worker Heroically Defends Patron's Free Speech, Is Brutally Arrested in Library Where He Works - Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Life's a bitch ain't it?

Anonymous said...

Truman ruined the world. Not bad for Independence white trash.

Anonymous said...

The library needs to allow questions from the audience but have people write questions down then asked by someone else. So debates don't get started.

CocoGaugin said...

They have plants in the audience.

Anonymous said...

That's not true.

Anonymous said...

I think there is a lot more to this story than what he stated. Off-duty police have no desire to make arrests unless they absolutely have to. The whole story is fishy.

Anonymous said...

No, not everyone is allowed to ask questions.

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe this outrageous violation of free speech occurred at the KC Library.

Mr. Woolfolk has excellent grounds for a lawsuit if he seeks to accentuate his point that the library tolerates and encourages public discussion of the issues.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony don't you mean the Mid-Continent Public Library????


hahahahaha

Phil Cardarella said...

Apparently, someone higher up sobered up and decided that they would not file charges on the Library guy. I can't find them. Best to cut losses on that lawsuit.

Charges were filed on the questioner by a KCMO police detective who claims to be associated with Homeland Security. I do not believe that any complainant from the Library was listed -- as required by the actual trespass ordinance. Of course, a "resisting arrest" charge was also filed -- as is not unusual when the cops figure they will never be able to make an actual case on the trespass, so they allege resistance to cover themselves in a future litigation.

How nice to see our tax dollars being spent to protect the public against the "terrorists" who want to ask unwanted questions.

I doubt that Crosby Kemper declared the library a no-fly zone for disagreeable comments. Perhaps he could address the KC Police Board on the subject.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that there were several cops and security there. Sounds like someone saw trouble coming.

Bob said...

There are peaceful ways to ask questions in a public forum, and there are aggressive, intimidating, violence threatening ways. My GUESS is that this guy did not ask his question in a good way. I will also guess that the follow-up he attempted was not another question but an attempted peroration, that he was asked to take a seat and let others participate, that he refused to do so, and that therefore he was removed from the hall. If my guesses are right, then I have no problem with his ouster.

Cloth Girl said...

Look at the video, the security guards had their hand on him when he finished the end of his question. He was standing there peacefully asking a question. Crosby Kemper executive director of the library was trying over the summer to communicate with the prosecutor that there must be some misunderstanding.

Cloth Girl said...

Look at the video, the security guards had their hand on him when he finished the end of his question. He was standing there peacefully asking a question. Crosby Kemper executive director of the library was trying over the summer to communicate with the prosecutor that there must be some misunderstanding.

Cloth Girl said...

This article explains why there were security guards there it was not at the behest of the library. But the organizers of the event were concerned because of the topic, and the shootings in 2014 that murders people in a Kansas City synagogue. http://bordc.org/news/library-worker-heroically-defends-patrons-free-speech-brutally-arrested-library-works/

Cloth Girl said...

If you look at the video, he was very calmly asking a question. The head of library and Executive director of the library did not think he should have been removed.

Cloth Girl said...

If you look at the video, he was very calmly asking a question. The head of library and Executive director of the library did not think he should have been removed.

Anonymous said...

Well the goon squad convinced me. I haven't been to any library events since this happened. I guess the critics are correct, due process is gone. Free speech in a public place is now terrorist speech.