Sunday, October 23, 2016

KANSAS CITY CITIZEN MEDIA: POLICE THREATENED TO CONFISCATE CAMERA DOCUMENTING WESTPORT HOT MESS!!!



Testimony from Kansas City citizen journalists after a ruckus in Westport last night.

Take a look:

"No matter what people think about the things technology can do for us, we need to understand what it won't do. Technology doesn't stand up for our rights unless there is human interaction and participation. The public has been forced to go out and gather information happening in our day to day life as citizen journalist.

"Saturday night, we as citizen journalist were shut down and censored by the Kansas City Police Department. As we pulled into Westport parking lot we saw a man on his knees and an emergency situation develop. All we had was a cell phone to grab video and as the situation was unfolding the KCPD ordered us to stop taking video or our phone would be confiscated."

Take a look at the video just posted to Youtube, the confrontation takes place in the last few moments of the clip:



You decide . . .

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

KCMO needs police and we need more journalists.

We shouldn't have to decide between one or the other.

Anonymous said...

You could think of it as police protecting the privacy rights of the injured parties at the scene.

JoJo said...

^^^ Depends the parking lot is private property but recording police is still allowed by Missouri law. The best course of action is to do what the cops say and not interfere with their work.

But it looked like they were a good distance away and weren't impeding the officers in any way.

Anonymous said...

Policing is a scam.

Anonymous said...

Was this the shooting?

Anonymous said...

It was a murder and I'm sure they were inquiring about evidentiary value considering cell phones are the only ones who see anything when it comes to violent crimes

Anonymous said...

KC is out of control. Just another day in reason that our downtown and midtown isn't luring people back to the metro at all.

Anonymous said...

Was this Westport?

I think all the media peoples are home in the burbs sleeping in today.

Anonymous said...

If you record evidence on you phone, it becomes as subject to seizure as those shell casings on the ground. Stop acting like an idiot raised by Reality TV & 95% of your self-invented problems will disappear.

Stupid ass.

Anonymous said...

Meds, 9:12. Meds.

Anonymous said...

Fuck KCPD.

Anonymous said...

Here's a news flash for the general public (with few exceptions). Citizens policing the police is a freaking JOKE. You can't possibly understand what their jobs entail and the sacrifices they make to keep people safe every damn day. You certainly couldn't do their jobs as it requires compassion, discipline, commitment, and the ability to sort things out in a fair and unbiased way. How about you, John Q. Citizen, stick with obeying the laws and let law enforcement do their job in enforcing the laws. If you don’t like the laws we have then work to change them...wait, that would mean getting up off your lazy asses and actually DOING something. Ok, I'm ready for all the haters to let me have it. Spoiler alert - I don't give a crap what you think.

Anonymous said...

We don't give a crap what you think either. Tax payers payout when police departments get sued. This is not a rare situation to say the least. Kansas City Star wasn't there taking down the story. Besides, this wasn't about the KCPD as much as a man dying in the parking lot of an entertainment district. You may justify all the dying as race related but so is the the economic system in this country for the past 400 years. Being pro police is just laziness.

Anonymous said...

10:51 - Police are accountable to the public. Not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

It takes practice taking citizen video. It helps if you're an insomniac. Remember to have spare batteries and do maintenance on your camera. You can get a decent used camera for under 200.00 on ebay. Watch Werner Herzog films and interviews.

Anonymous said...

You are quite the idiot. This has ab-so-lutely NOTHING to do with race, but how typical for you to go there. Yes, I am pro police. BTW who do you call when you're being assaulted or your cat is up a tree? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Anonymous said...

Clearly the public is accountable to no one, including themselves. That's why this city is in the condition it is. People do what they please, to whom they please and when they're caught it's always someone else's fault. Gets tiresome for law-abiding folks to continually deal with that crap.

Anonymous said...

Wah Wah Wah! Fuck KC!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Citizen Journalism today mostly consists of writing shill pieces then meeting somebody for envelopes of Show-Me Institute cash.

So you nogs in Westport aren't doing it right.

Anonymous said...

tell me how to get that show me cash because I want a new camera.

Anonymous said...

could you have helped first, second or third?

Anonymous said...

" citizen journalist" nice try, either you are a jounalist with a bona fide degree or your not. Kinda like all the jounalists at the dead tree media....says no one. TKC, you're a blogger, not a journalist, no matter how many people use that term it doesn't legitimize you