TKC MUST SEE!!! ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON CONFRONTS KANSAS CITY MEDIA CRITICISM VIA TWITTER DESPITE WATER SLIDE SHUT DOWN VICTORY!!!
Kansas City activist Alonzo Washington was among the FIRST and strongest voices demanding Schlitterbahn shut down the Verrückt water slide following the horrific decapitation of Caleb Schawb.
Yesterday via Twitter the activist noted this fact and faced a bit of media push back from reporters who are competing with each other amid timid coverage that still overlooks grassroots sentiment that demanded the destruction of the dangerous and deadly attraction.
First word from Mr. Washington.
Perspective on the tear down notice as seen from the community:
Push back from a newsie who seems a bit testy about timelines that were essentially meaningless when the main point was that Mr. Washington was against the reopening of the slide from the outset and THAT is a fact that local media was too scared to report.
Gracious response from Mr. Washington toward a newbie newsie despite quizzical local media behavior that confounds most of KC.
Finally, a word directed toward Dead Tree media that also didn't highlight the most important aspect of the story.
Accordingly . . .
LIKE IT OR NOT, ALONZO WASHINGTON WAS PROVEN CORRECT AND HE WAS THE FIRST COMMUNITY ACTIVIST TO DEMAND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE VERRÜCKT WATER SLIDE!!!
While the public is content to let corporations rip the heads off children without so much as a second guess or harsh word from the media . . . Mr. Washington was unafraid to speak truth to power and stand up against a water park until they ultimately were forced to do the right thing.