Monday, August 28, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE SCOOP!!! AMID POLITICAL CONTROVERSY KANSAS CITY WESTPORT ICE CREAM BAKERY FUNDRAISER STANDS UP FOR POLICE OFFICER KILLED!!!



After a police officer was gunned down in Westport this Summer, there should have been massive public outrage. This should have been an occasion where police and community united in order to bring peace to Kansas City party districts and streets throughout the metro. There should have been some significant effort to mark the slaughter of a 1st responder who dedicated his life to keeping people safe and was tragically caught in the crossfire of a fight. Sadly, the murder was just one of 100 in 2017 so far with very few people willing to help find the killers or speak out against the horrific crime.



However, today there's a small sign of hope for a Westport restart and tribute to the tragic demise of a local law enforcement officer.

Even better, a local biz that has been involved in Midtown KC political controversy is showing its true colors for a good cause.

Recently, we talked to a friend of the blog and a KC insider about Westport Ice Cream Bakery and recent tumult surrounding the biz. Here's their side of the story . . .

"I talked to Steve Engravalle (the owner of Westport Ice Cream Bakery) last week while he was on vacation - he's sickened by all the accusations, but trying to be a stand-up guy. I respect him for coming into the shit-show left behind by Murray's and trying to do a great business in Westport while bullets fly.

"Despite some of the rumblings, I've found Steve to be a very sharp business owner with love for the community he now calls home. I've heard some say he's homophobic, but I don't know where the hell that comes from - he had Pride posters in his shop in June and has been supportive of the Center for Inclusion (formerly LikeME Lighthouse) since I went in to his shop one day and asked if he'd work to help the LGBT community. He's been receptive and helpful and has donated some goodies for good causes . . . "

And today . . .

CHECK THE KANSAS CITY WESTPORT ICE CREAM BAKERY FUNDRAISER TODAY FOR A POLICE OFFICER RECENTLY GUNNED DOWN!!!

Here's all the relevant info:



Answer the Call for the Family of Officer Thomas Orr

On Monday, August 28, Westport Ice Cream Bakery will be donating 50% of our daily proceeds to the "Officer Thomas Orr Memorial Fund" established by the Lee's Summit Missouri Police Department and coordinated through Answering the Call.

It is our hope that each and every Westport Kansas City business will participate in this effort and answer the call by donating a portion of their daily proceeds on Monday, August 28 to assist the family of Officer Orr during this difficult time.

In addition to donations, please be reminded that police are still urging the public to contact the Kansas City Missouri Police Department TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS with any information regarding Officer Orr's killer(s).

Today at 12 PM - 9:30 PM
Westport Ice Cream Bakery
4120 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 14, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

#IceCreamKC #WestportKC #AnswerTheCall
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Now . . .

Like it or not, this biz might still have critics but we have to ask . . . What have the haterz done to keep Westport safe???

Bitter political disagreements over politically charged topics might be part of the cable-TV-social-media discourse but we have to agree with a great many of our blog community who support this biz for at least taking an active role in supporting public safety amid a historically violent Kansas City Summer.

You decide . . .

35 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Some people put politics over EVERY THING.

Westport is full of cliques by nature. Glad to see the guy is at least fighting back with something productive for his business and the community. Most people in Midtown are content to just endlessly gossip.

Jameson said...

TKC, earlier you asked if we can do anything to curb crime. Trying to get a crowd of 200 to speak up after a cop was killed is a good start.

Anonymous said...

Westport and KC can be catty. A successful business has to rise above it.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Exactly.

This is at least a start.

Tough break, the guy gets robbed to start out and then has a nearby bar run a smear campaign against him.

I guess KC really isn't that business friendly after all.

Anonymous said...

I did not receive a call.

Anonymous said...

The volume on his virtue-signalling wasn't turned up loud enough.

The Truth of the Matter said...

He was a cop yes, but not killed in line of duty. Plus it appears his roots weren't real strong in this area since he wasn't buried here. 100 people have died in Kansas City so far this year and why is this murder anymore special over all the others. My opinion is Westport Ice Cream Bakery is looking for some free advertising and sympathy from the general public. Tony are you going to demand a audit of the daily sales to see if in fact they do donate 50% of their sales today? Any money donated will be nice I guess but if they are promoting the 50% figure then they should be held accountable to that promise. Now for a business look at things. I hope they have a nice positive bank balance because giving away 50% of your daily cash receipts will be a huge kick in the butt and something many company's would take maybe a month or more to recover from.

Anonymous said...

^^Stop slagging a dead cop. Nobody needs your dime-store analysis. If you can't find something positive to say a bout an innocent bystander killed, maybe shut your fucking pie hole. Got it? Now bounce dumb ass.

Anonymous said...

"I guess KC really isn't that business friendly after all."

@4:47AM...KC hasn't been business friendly in twenty years. Maybe longer. Why do you think most new businesses always open in JoCo. KC penalizes you for having your business in their city.

Anonymous said...

7:52, I like what 7:49 said and think you're the one who is a rude prick.

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Anonymous said...

The haters are the reason Westport hasn't been fun or safe for twenty years, too many whiny azz bitches go their to begin with, all they do is tear apart businesses and people that don't agree with them. They want things thier way or they'll cause trouble. They're exactly like the BLM, antifa isis crowd.

Anonymous said...

Store guy: "Black men are apes."

Police: "Yup. Pretty much."

Humans: "We know."

Anonymous said...


7:52 No one is slagging a dead cop! So why don't you shut your big mouth up. BTW no one uses the term pie hole anymore.

I think the ice cream store in Westport is using this as advertising too, and as "look at us we are so good" ploy.

Anonymous said...

He can't hide behind the business. Hes a drunk that shoots his mouth off in Westport not behind the ice cream counter. If he wants to drag other Westport business owners in this he can and they are all bigoted assholes too. As far as the cop who was shot in a bar off duty, he was drinking in a bar and got shot. He did not die in the line of duty.

Anonymous said...

WHEN DID IT BECOME BAD TO SUPPORT THE GOOD? HUH MUST BE A BROBAMA THING!

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:43AM Shut your pie-hole. There, I just used it. So in addition to being a moron, you're also a liar.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:21, I like what 7:52 said and I think YOU are the rude prick.

my butt hurts said...

I don't like it. When people don't talk the way I want them to.

Anonymous said...

9:42 and 9:44 man what a rude prick.

Anonymous said...

^^Wow. Did you just get on TKC for the first time today? This place is full of rude pricks. All day every day. Did you read any of the comments on this and every other story? Same rude people day after day expressing their ignorance, racism, and hatred on every single story. Find that offensive? if not, you belong here. Rude prick.

Anonymous said...

^^ So that means you're a rude prick as well since you are here all the time.

Anonymous said...

Yes. ^^^Same as you. Rude prick.

Just the facts please said...

Whats wrong with what 7:49 said? I find it a rather honest and to the point comment while asking questions I am sure many would have.
But as always when someone has a good response to a story the snowflake haters just can't stand it.

Rick Prude said...

Hey stop fighting over me you guys

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:28PM, You would find it honest because you are slow like 7:49AM, and incapable of original thought like he is. You, like him, think his death shouldn't be a big deal because it wasn't "in the line of duty." You like him, think his death isn't as significant as others because "it appears his roots weren't real strong in this area" Your idiotic response of "snowflake haters just can't stand it" because most decent people find what 7:49AM said offensive tells us that you like 7:49AM are a slobbering moron. So like 7:49AM, you can fuck off as well.

Anonymous said...

Engervalle is holding onto his ass right now and has tarnished the Westport Business Community now that they got behind his bigoted bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City and it's little fascist ice cream man.

What a clownish little bumpkin town we are.

Anonymous said...

In this one day event, this little ice cream shop has done more to support local law enforcement than Mayor Sly and the whole City Council has done in the last eight years.

Anonymous said...

It's Shitty council

The Truth of the Matter said...

12:59 is a cop with his baton up his ass. The dude was off duty in a bar in an area known for shootings. At this point his death isn't any more important than 99 others who have died this year. Nobody is hating on cops just stating what is real. If you can't deal with that then I feel sorry for your stupid ass. As a fireman, if I am off duty, I am off duty, If I do something dumb and get killed while off duty it's a sad affair. If I die while on duty it was because I was sacrificing my life for those taxpayers who paid my salary to protect them and their property. If I am in the wrong bar at the wrong time I don't expect any special treatment over and above that which any other citizen in our city receives.

Anonymous said...

the black cop seems like a nice guy, I'm sorry he was shot.

I'd go support his business but I try to stay out of Westport and the sprint area its not good for your health.

Byron Funkhouser said...

9:03, how do you explain the tendency among whites to think that they are superior to the other so-called races? What mental defect made white men think that they had the right to keep another race in bondage, & commit systematic genocide against another race? How do explain the white man's drive to invade & conquer other continents? How do explain the contradiction of your pontificating in a country far removed from Europe?

Einstein said that racism was a uniquely white man's illness.

And finally on behalf of every one who doesn't suffer from the disease of being white, when the fuck are you going home, white boy?

Anonymous said...

Ice Cream stores have a huge mark-up in the pricing. there are always sales on it at other stores like Hyvee and Price Chomper.

The 5 dollar deal at DQ is a very good deal a burger, fries soda and a Sundae.

Anonymous said...

Der Funkhouser is laying down the rules! Resistance is futile! Antifa is ready to bludgeon you, if you don't fall in line.