TKC MUST READ!!! FORMER KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN JOHN SHARP OFFERS MORE DEETS ON DRIVE-BY GUNFIRE TARGETING HIS HOME AND BLAMES RIVAL CAMPAIGN ALONG WITH MISSOURI GUN LAWS!!!
Recently, Former Kansas City Councilman Sharp talked to the TV news about a drive-by that damaged his car and home but the info wasn't complete.
Now . . .
READ COUNCIL DUDE SHARP CALLING OUT RIVAL SOUTH KANSAS CITY CAMPAIGNERS FOR THE DRIVE-BY IN ADDITION TO BLAMING MISSOURI GUN LAWS!!! ACCORDINGLY, HE DEMANDS ELECTION REFORM AND 2ND AMENDMENT LIMITATIONS!!!
Denizens of our blog community remind us that the former councilman has also been criticized for his tough campaigning tactics and this version of the story is a backhanded tactic aimed at a political rival who MANY people feel betrayed their trust . . . You guys are smart and you'll figure it out in the comments.
Also, and because the purpose of our TKC blog community is to discuss unpleasant topics that often go unmentioned . . . For all her faults, Bonnaye is a sweet lady and she DID NOT do a drive-by . . . But I digress . . . Mostly because the mere suggestion of as much would be laughable if the allegation wasn't so serious and irresponsibly implied against her campaign with a clever turn of a phrase that TV news politely ignored. The point of this paragraph amid what could be a record setting year for violence in our city: If a former Councilman is going to accuse a losing Kansas City campaign of commissioning a drive-by then we all need take note of the allegation, take it seriously and talk about it no uncertain terms . . . Not just use a potentially deadly instance of shooting as a rhetorical ploy.
Here's @ TKC we can't ignore the implication that Kansas City politics once again resulted in gun play . . . Which, if true, means that our local Democracy really has regressed back to the Pendergast days in every possible way.
But beyond community news and neighborhood political slap fighting, there are two more important things here . . .
- The former councilman doesn't miss a beat in connecting this neighborhood shooting to Missouri Senate Bill 656 and the ongoing effort to limit 2nd Amendment protections in Missouri.
More importantly . . .
- Former councilman Sharp has a point when he talks about Kansas City election reform and this violence he connects to a controversial campaign amid the "toxic atmosphere" of current political rhetoric that he hopes will be toned down.
Here's the word . . .
John Sharp: "I am almost positive I was the intended target, particularly since I was heavily involved in a successful campaign in the August 2nd Primary election that became very bitter in its closing days. In fact, I had to call 9-1-1 three times election day due to threats of physical violence against another poll worker helping the candidate I supported who was doing nothing confrontational. After I reported to the 9-1-1 call taker that the main instigator of these threat old me he had just gotten out of the penitentiary and was going home to get his gun and coming back to "settle this", the police responded in force and stationed an officer at the polling location for the remainder of the day . . . I have never personally witnessed this level of violent intimidation."
Read the front page opening passages here . . .
And then the conclusion here . . .
Eventually, we hope they'll post the whole thing in the Martin City Telegraph under "The John Sharp Report" . . .
You decide . . .