Monday, October 17, 2016

DESPITE WEEKEND DOUBLE SHOOTING, COMMUNITY INSIDERS DEMAND: IT'S TIME FOR KANSAS CITY TO ABANDON EXPENSIVE AND UNSUCCESSFUL POLICE CRACKDOWN ON THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA!!!



This year has seen a dramatic increase in violence throughout Kansas City and especially in entertainment districts.

Remember that just a few weeks ago six people were shot in Westport over the Summer . . .

The P&L District has been tarnished by ongoing violence and continued controversy about a police shooting.

And this weekend double gunfire that sent two people to the  hospital has put Plaza residents on edge:

Fox4: Tensions running high after two people shot on the plaza

KSHB: Plaza goers see spike in violence

To wit . . .

STILL . . . TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY INSIDERS DEMAND CITY HALL STOP USING POLICE RESOURCES TO PROTECT THIS PRIVATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT GIVEN THE UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO CURB COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA VIOLENCE!!!

The context here is that police have dedicated A GREAT DEAL OF RESOURCES TO THIS PLACE and even the KCPD Chief spends a lot of time tweeting from the scene of the Plaza most weekends. Still the crackdown hasn't helped to eliminate growing violence.

Here's the word . . .

"What City Hall is doing is not working and the Plaza is worse than ever. In the meantime, we have rising crime across the city and this focus on the Plaza is directing attention away from our neighborhoods that are also plagued by crime. It's time for the Plaza to pay for itself and use more private security in coordination with police instead of local taxpayers footing the bill. What do we have to lose? Obviously the strategy now isn't working so Plaza merchants and neighborhoods need to contribute more in order to find a better solution and the rest of the city shouldn't be expected to pick up the tab for that cost. The Plaza must pay its fair share!"

This idea is counter-intuitive but could help to find a better solution that focuses on community cooperation and might even recruit more locals to keep the peace.

Still . . . What's clear in the aftermath of the weekend double shooting is that Kansas City taxpayers have grown weary of protecting the Plaza given years of an overwhelming police presence as violence continues to escalate.

You decide . . .

37 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Just look at what's happening in South KC.

There are not as many police out here as on the Plaza and every few days there is a killing. That's what the City Council needs to be worried about. the other places around KC that are growing violent while police are playing baby sitter on the plaza.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Baby sitting is the best way to describe it. Not occupation but police forced to play mall cop because of this trouble.

Anonymous said...

So, you're telling me that the pizza parties didn't work?

That's a disappointment!

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to take bets that the movie theater's lease won't be renewed and any dining establishments/shops with a price point below Capital Grill won't be open past 7:00?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Excellent point!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute! Crackdown on the Plaza? I thought the City's response was building a new East Patrol crime lab and police station by taking occupied properties was going to clear up all the crime in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Plaza secrutiy cracks down on cracks.

Tracy Thomas at kcmopost.blogspot.com said...

8:34 is onto something. Hey, Wade Williams--why don't you and the Mossman brothers, who run Glenwood Arts and the Rio, and who are producing KIFF, the Ks Intl Film Festival Nov. 4-10, (www.kansasfilm.com) take over the AMC theatre lease, and program independent films that appeal to the intelligentsia?

Whoever put in a movie candy store on the Plaza, ItSugar, was not too bright. It even sounds like patois. Odd, huh, that there was a fight inside that shop, and the manager had to toss the customers out onto the street, which then led to gunfire?? ItCrayCray.

I agree with the commenters that using KCPD as Mall Cops is wrong. And--it's not working! So change The Plaza from BEING a mall. Get rid of the low end retail and restaurants. The Plaza is where corporates want their offices anyway, not downtown where parking is expensive, and now worse thanks to the Toy Train.

This is not ALL news, however. The Plaza has had crime for years, just kept it on the down low. In the 80's the Plaza had their own Barney Fife security patrol, one bullet wonders, and had an agreement between Jim Hale the STAR publisher and his poker buddy, Miller Nichols, not to REPORT crime on the Plaza. So the blue haired ladies were shocked to learn from their friends at Andre's Tea Room that half the Episcopalian ladies in the Junior League had had their purses snatched--but NOBODY KNEW! Because "it wasn't in the paper."

Well of course now nobody takes or reads the paper, there is scant local reportage of anything. Thank God for Tony's readers reporting things asap and posting them. And for local TV for at least doing a 45 second "package" about it.

The Nichols Company, original developers of the Plaza, saw this trend early. Ellyn Bold, (Harold Tivol's pet) and arguably the biggest bitch in town, was the marketing manager. To her credit, she did not allow "chain stores" on the Plaza. "We are NOT a mall!!!" They also chose to stop renewing leases for Chasnoff's and other retailers that appealed to customers east of Troost. Ellyn would even have her leasing teammates prowl thru store merch and tell the merchants, "If you insist on selling these ratty fake fur coats, your lease will not be renewed. You are appealing to the wrong market segment." (Chasnoff's was forced out.)

On the TV5 story this weekend, a lovely and well-spoken 20-something black woman lamented, "There's nothing to do. And when we come here, some folk just can't act right."

She is so right. On both counts.

But the Plaza's new owners need to decide if entertainment is their brand. Or their job. Like so many other commenters here, I see them rebranding with each expiring lease. They might as well figure this out, since Homeless Mayor Sly James (he leases on Union Hill, awaiting running for Congress when Cleaver gets some appointment from Hillary) jams the Toy Train up the hill and down to the Plaza--to provide free Uber-like service to the Plaza for the Clockwork Orange marauders with "nothing to do and nothing to lose".

Anonymous said...

This country has the Odor of Desperation surrounding it these days.

Anonymous said...

This is a democrat city their is no crime.

Anonymous said...

Extending the streetcar line to the Plaza will solve all our problems.

Anonymous said...

The wrong people have been protesting in America. Other races need to unite and start protesting the behavior of black America. Enough of this pandering that promotes our own destruction already!

Anonymous said...

"The wrong people have been protesting in America. Other races need to unite and start protesting the behavior of black America. Enough of this pandering that promotes our own destruction already!"

Three white men planned the mass murder of Somali immigrants in Garden City, KS. Are mass shootings a "white" problem that needs to be addressed?

Also, violent crime has been at historic lows for a few years now. One year that has an uptick in violent crime and murder, while concerning, doesn't mean that it is the end of Western Civilization.

Anonymous said...

Everyone with a Mo. CCW need too open carry while on the Plaza

Anonymous said...


But hey everyone don't you know BLM and if the cops do anything they will have their job taken away death threats and so on.
The mothers of the thugs will be thrown into the spotlight with scum like beyonce
who is partly responsible for the death of innocent police officers.
BOO HOO BLM stop killing us BOO HOO

Anonymous said...

Why does your top echelon insider ALWAYS have to be Stupor Dave? He's an idiot!

By Rights said...

CCW is the only solution.

Anonymous said...

Tonnie nobody's going to take u seriously until you start admitting like we all have that negroids r the problem here.

Everything you're griping about is being caused by negroes.

What's your solution?

Anonymous said...

Northland is taking the hit the Plaza problems. Not fair for us.

Anonymous said...

The past two killers on the Plaza have bee white. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

Close the Plaza.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what color the thugs are

Anonymous said...

10:28 nice to see you dragged your stupid ass on here today to piss on something you have no facts to back it up with. If and it's SUPER DAVE you douchbag, had given something to Tony to put on here I have no doubt Tony would have given credit where credit is due. Maybe some day when you grow up, you might be able to contribute to the discussions here once in a while.

Anonymous said...

Till our police depts are allowed to start kicking some ass and taking names along with throwing the trash in jail where it belongs and the courts keeping the garbage in there, towns all across this country will continue to have these issues.

Face it, the punks are not afraid of the police and they are not afraid to serve a few months of jail time.

Then make the jails just like they use to be with chain gangs and industries making things like they use to do some years ago. Bring back public hangings for murder, rape and kidnapping and you would see a lot of this crime stop.

Vote Trump Make America Great Again!

Anonymous said...

BLM
BURN
LOOT
MURDER

Anonymous said...

Why is any white humans even bother to go near the shit hole of the Plaza ? Crappy cigar dump , shit overpriced junk , risks involved including rapes , robbing , car Jack , TRANNY BITCHES rape , gang bangers Boyz a beating up , robbing your family then raping them , man boy woman girl ¿by

Anonymous said...

First the 3 whites will be punished, no excesses, period!

Second it is just NOT "an uptick"
FACT 1. Over 1,400 more black Americans murdered other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968.

According to FBI data, 4,906 black people murdered other blacks in 2010 and 2011. That is 1,460 more black Americans killed by other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968, according to the Tuskegee Institute.

FACT 2. Black People (mostly men) commit a grossly disproportionate amount of crime.

In 2012, white males were 38 percent of the population and committed 4,582 murders. That same year, black males were just 6.6 percent of the population but committed a staggering 5,531 murders.

In other words: black people–at just a fifth of the size–committed almost 1,000 more murders than their white counterparts.

The figures above highlight a horrific truth that black racialists and white liberals routinely ignore: Lawbreaking black Americans, young black males particularly, put themselves in close proximity to (mostly white male) police officers at rates sometimes five to 10 times higher than whites. This is a recipe for disaster. Thusly….

FACT 3. Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks committed half of homicides in the United States for nearly 30 years.

DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, black people committed 52% of homicides.

In 2013, black criminals committed 38% of the murders. Whites accounted for just 31 percent.

There are five times fewer black people than white people in America and, yet, they consistently carry out a larger share of the crimes? Given this rate, it’s no wonder that there aren’t more assistances where cops kill black criminals.

FACT 4. Chicago’s death toll is almost equal to that of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined.

There have been almost as many deaths in one American city as there have been in the two major wars carried out by the U.S. military this century.

Chicago’s death toll from 2001–November, 26 2015 stands at 7,401. The combined total deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2015: 4,815) and Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (2001-2015: 3,506), total 8,321.

FACT 5. It would take cops 40 years to kill as many black men as have died at the hands of others black men in 2012 alone.

University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest crime data from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012.

Anonymous said...

No wonder the Intercontinental got that "blight" designation. Looks like they needed it.

Anonymous said...

10:07 What are you smoking ass face? If you want to argue with me try arguing something I said rather than something you wish I said moron. You must be a libtard or maybe just black. They always try to tell you what you said and what you think.

Anonymous said...

The reason white folk go to the Plaza is they are tires of the scummy blacks moving in, taking over and wrecking everything. Once they anchor in crime, drug and murder go ape shit. People need to get their guns, go to the Plaza and stand your ground against fucking punks and their criminal violence.

Northlando de Amor said...

I hear Parkville is nice!

Anonymous said...

...won't be for long at this rate.

Anonymous said...

If the black community doesn't give a crap with the black on black shootings and killing why should the rest of us care? Perhaps they wouldn't miss their targets so badly and hurt innocent civilians if they just held the damn guns correctly. Let's provide free shooting classes to the thugs in order to protect the innocent civilians.

Anonymous said...

How many Nigs would you nig if you could nig Nigs?

Anonymous said...

C'mon, things aren't so bad at KC's Country Club Aleppo. Carwash and S'lie will soon be jetting into North Carolina and Florida to promote the Dem votes! They've got it figured out that coastal getaways for politicians is how to make KC frosty again.

Anonymous said...

Plaza is Officially the new and expanded SAFE SPACE for BLACK ASS bangers Boyzt cause of the availability of easy victims , all normally the human beings . They do suffer from ?the Mental illness known as Liberalism Democratic numb nuts & WHITE WOMAN WANTING MORE PUSSY LICKED BITCH GRABBING ¿

Anonymous said...

Maybe the whole problem here is that the police never actually had a crackdown on much of anything at the Plaza. If they did I'd sure like to know exactly what it is they cracked. All I ever see is the crack of Sly's and Forte's fat black asses as their heads plunge deeper..