Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Kansas City Tuesday First Look



Today, we start out with just a bit of tribute to all that glitters and Tessa hotness along with more than a handful of some of the top news links hanging around out there . . .

Take a peek:

Touring Kansas City Ghost Town

Don't believe in ghosts? Stay the night or tour 7 area haunts

For those looking for a real-life ghost hunt this season, here are a few choice locations where a cold draft and the sight of a shadow caught out of the corner of your eye may be more than you think.


Double Injury Amid KCK Blaze

Two people hurt in Kansas City, KS house fire near 37th, Washington

Two people are hurt after a house fire early Tuesday morning. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. near 37th Street and Washington Avenue.


Golden Ghetto Fight Club Charges

Two men charged after stabbing and clubbing in Olathe brawl

One person was stabbed and another clubbed after a melee broke out at a social event in Olathe early Sunday morning - and two men who were taken into custody were charged Monday. Adrian Guerrero, 40, and Hector Adrian Curiel, 22, both of Olathe were each charged with aggravated battery and booked into the Johnson County jail.


Trucks Threaten Kansas City Drivers

Police say illegally-parked semis may be to blame in deadly crash that claimed metro woman's life

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A metro woman killed in a Saturday afternoon crash took joy in spending her time in theater, making families and kids smile. The crash happened in a business park near NE 40th & NE Kimball. Police say semi trucks blocked the stop sign.


Football Fighters Rage Against NFL

Report: Chiefs' Marcus Peters backs Raiders' Lynch during suspension appeal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (KCTV5/AP) - Marshawn Lynch has presented his appeal to the NFL to overturn his one-game suspension for bumping an official. The appeal hearing was held Monday and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says he hopes to get a final ruling on whether Lynch will be eligible to play Sunday at Buffalo by Tuesday.


Kansas City Doggie Burnout Search

KC homeowner searching for his dog after a house fire

The homeowner said after he saw the flames - he put his Chihuahua in the back yard.


Americans Tout Victimization

Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

Majorities in many ethnic, identity and racial groups in America believe that discrimination exists against their own group, across many areas of people's daily lives, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Bebe Rexha - Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Monday, October 23, 2017

TKC MUST SEE!!! TKC BLOG COMMUNITY MYTH-BUSTS KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AMID RAMPANT CITY HALL ELECTIONEERING!!!



Tonight we offer a look at propaganda from City Hall television that's basically serving to promote the new airport despite very clear rules about "electioneering" by city employees in municipal elections.

Behind the scenes, tax fighters are complaining about so many KCMO resources being used to serve up City Hall new airport promotion at a bunch of local cocktail parties, coffee chat groups and lunching lady gatherings . . . Sadly, we don't really care about the antics of the local civic social scene.

HOWEVER, video evidence is right up our alley and offers an opportunity for fact checking tonight . . .

CHECK OUR RESPONSES TO CITY HALL HYPE VIDEO PUSHING TO THE NEW AIRPORT!!!

Feel free to offer even better responses than ours in the comments . . .

DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY REALITY CHECK: METH LAB SPARKED APARTMENT INFERNO!!!

Amid so much hype about change inside the loop in terms of population grown and the so-called "creative class" . . . Here's an important story revealing that the quotient of junkies remains constant and might even be growing. Read more:

Meth lab caused downtown Kansas City apartment fire, court records state

A fire in the middle of the night at a downtown apartment building earlier this month sent dozens of people pouring outside and some to the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation. According to court records, the Kansas City Police Department's Metro Meth Unit found evidence that a meth lab sparked the fire.

KCK Killer Suspect Charged

Aftermath of a recent double shooting the prosecution underway . . .

Man charged in deadly Kensington Park shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A man was charged in the shooting deaths of two men at Kensington Park. Jose Varela, 26, is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter, according to Wyandotte County District Attorney Spokesperson Jonathan Carter. Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies and police were called to Kensington Park at 29th and State Avenue.

Families Of Indian Creek Trail Victims Rage As KCMO Serial Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

It's his right to maintain his innocence and confront evidence against him as the court of public opinion across the globe has already branded him a killer. Checkit:

Indian Creek Trail murder suspect pleads not guilty - sparks anger from families

Frederick Scott is charged in three murders - two off of the Indian Creek Trail. He's also the suspect in three other murders along the trail.

Serving Kansas City News Tonight!!!



Pr0n hottie Ashlynn is a multi-talented lady and right now she inspires this glimpse at Kansas City news links for consideration tonight. Take a peek:

Westport Flower Power

Westport post office employee battles to save 'magic garden'

There's a battle going on at a post office in Westport about what should happen to something called the 'magic garden.' It's been a labor of love for Glenn Stewart ever since she found at bare strip of grass outside the Westport Post Office eight years ago.


Golden Ghetto Quitter Regret

Overland Park City Council Candidate says opponent pushed her to drop out of race

And she says she has the text messages to prove it.


Happy Rock Homicide Fear

North Kansas City neighbors concerned as police search for homicide suspect

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police in North Kansas City are still investigating a homicide that happened near Oliver Drive and East 23rd Avenue early Monday morning. Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Zachary Thomas Murphy of Gladstone, Mo.


Dead-Tree Vs. Public Safety

Why is Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith asking for millions more in his budget?

Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith has asked for additional money for 911 dispatchers, officers on the street and raises for current personnel. He must prove he has done everything possible to find that money in his existing budget before asking for more.


Kansas City Prep For The Fall

Our temperatures take a tumble later this week

We may see our first freeze Friday or this weekend.


And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

Kansas City Police Investigate Brutal Urban Core Murder Of Young Mom

Every murder is horrible but this crime has shocked neighbors, friends and family. Read more:

Police search for young Kansas City mother's killer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What was once being called a suspicious death investigation has officially been deemed a murder. Kansas City police are trying to find the person who killed 24-year-old Reyanna Fisher. On Friday just before 5 p.m., police cars and crime tape surrounded the young mother's house in the 2400 block of East 59 Street.

Golden Ghetto Gun Pointing At Church

Hands were held high among the denizens of this faith community . . . And not just in praise. Take a look:

Lenexa police investigate 'gun-pointing' incident at area church

Lenexa Police are investigating an incident in which someone pointed a gun at another person on church grounds. It happened shortly after 5 p.m. Monday afternoon outside the Lenexa Baptist Church. The church is located on West 87th Street Pkwy just west of Lackman Road. No injuries were reported.

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! FINANCIAL CRISIS AT JACKSON COUNTY!!! TOP RANKING MONEY MAN ESCORTED OUT OF COURTHOUSE!!!



There's a lot going on in Jackson County right now and yesterday we offered insight into some of the EPIC CASH PAYMENTS that dominated the agenda today.

But it gets worse . . .

COURTHOUSE INSIDERS REVEAL THAT ONE OF THE TOP RANKING FINANCIAL DUDES AT THE COUNTY WAS RECENTLY ESCORTED OUT OF HIS OFFICE IN THE MIDST OF POLITICAL DRAMA & TOUGH QUESTIONS BY THE LEGISLATURE!!!

Moreover . . .

As lot of the infighting focuses on Exec Frank White missing meetings and expecting other workers to pick up the slack.

There's a great deal of behind the scenes moves to report and we've got more coming up.

- But for now what we know for sure is that the finances of the County are confronting serious problems.

- A purge of County Employees is causing hard feelings toward the Exec's office.

- And rampant spending to cover the mounting bills at the jail threaten to become Frank White's legacy.

Developing . . .

Kansas City Serial Killer Suspect At Gay Sex Park Pleads Not Guilty

Racial outrage over this scary case overlooks a great deal of context that should come out in the upcoming court proceedings. Read about today's court fight . . .

Indian Creek trail killings suspect Fredrick Scott pleads not guilty to all charges

Fredrick Scott, an accused serial killer charged with three murders in the metro area, pleaded not guilty to all charges on Monday. He is also the suspect in three more murder cases. The family of the victims was in court as Scott was formally charged with three counts of murder and three more counts of armed criminal action.

Dead-Tree Media Crusade To Fight 'Micro-Aggressions' Elite Kansas City Mean Girls

Possibly the most frivolous reporting from the newspaper in 2017 -

St. Teresa, after swastika beer pong incident, trying to boost diversity and inclusion

After students posed with a swastika beer pong and an African American student complained about racial micro-aggressions at St. Teresa Academy, the all-girls Catholic school is taking steps to educate its young women about discrimination. "Several initiatives are in place to strengthen our efforts to educate our students at St.

KANSAS CITY EVICTION RATE RANKS AMONG NATION'S WORST!!!



From our reporting partners, some important info about life in Kansas City. Take a look:

Kansas City has the #15 highest eviction rate of the nation's 50 largest metros

Evictions are a leading cause of homelessness, and research has tied evictions to poor health outcomes in both adults and children. Despite the importance of this issue, there is currently a serious lack of comprehensive nationwide data on evictions.

TKC Note: There's an upcoming study on this topic that we'll link to later in the week . . .

Many renters struggle to pay their rent, and we estimate that 3.7 million Americans have been affected by eviction. Additionally, evictions disproportionately impact the most vulnerable segments of the population - less educated Americans face significantly higher risks of eviction, as do black households and households with children.
Here are some highlights you might be interested in:

- One in five renters were unable to pay their rent in full for at least one of the past three months. We estimate that 3.7 million American renters have experienced an eviction.

- Black households face the highest rates of eviction, even when controlling for education and income. Additionally, households with children are twice as likely to face an eviction threat, regardless of marital status.

- We estimate an eviction rate of 4.2% for the Kansas City metro, which is the #15 highest rate of the nation's 50 largest metros.

Here's a preview to more data on the way.


Developing . . .

Kansas City Mayor Sly James Seems To Promise NO SECURITY LINES At New Airport!!!



The latest tweet from Mayor Sly seems to advocate for a new airport by way of showing lines that really aren't that bad and typical of every city.

A few things about the photo that has very little context . . .

- The New Airport will have very little control over the TSA procedures and tactics.

- There have been no details or plan indicating how the proposed new airport will reduce lines that exists IN EVERY OTHER TOWN.

- Lines only matter to travelers who mostly don't vote in Kansas City elections . . . It's still very convenient to dump these people off and let them fend for themselves - Which is a common and time honored tradition among Kansas City voters.

You decide . . .

Kansas City Neighborhoods Confront AirBnB Concerns And Internets Biz Push Back



Insight into an important discussion of the local "sharing economy" and its consequences . . .

Kansas City Citizens for Responsible Government: A motel could be coming next door to you!

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS:

KCMO City Council is in the process of changing the zoning for most of the city (including single family homes in residential neighborhoods) to allow people to put “small businesses” in these neighborhoods. What does this mean for you? Unless your neighborhood is exempt, you could have a beauty shop, auto repair shop or a small hotel (AirBnB) next door. Historically these type of business in a residential neighborhood do not add property values, if fact they lower property values. There are loads of horrible stories on the internet. Google this: Police: Father finds Airbnb guest naked in 7-year-old daughter's bed.

The group pushing this change is very well organized and even has organizations like EXPEDIA helping them. They are pushing the short term rental, AirBnB aspect. They have been very active at City Hall. In fact this last week there was a hearing on this ordinance, #170771, and while opposing forces had six people in attendance, the pro people had 85. The 85 is a small number when you think about the population of Kansas City which is single family, residential zoned. Their numbers at City Hall gave the council committee the feeling that there isn’t any opposition to this zoning change.

You could have as many as eight people renting rooms in the house next-door. The city is going to try and control this but we have about four code enforcement officers for the whole city, so you know how that will go.

Kansas City Back To The Monday Grind Links



AND WE'RE BACK!!!

This image of fashionable female cottage cheese was interesting because it was in plain view at a local mall and it might have been one of the very few MSM realistic image of a woman in her panties in the history of corporate advertising for skivvies.

And so, this much more honest body representation inspires the latest Kansas City link collection as our blog community squeezes the local news cycle for some of the most informative news links. Take a look:

Kansas City Hipster Agenda This Week

Collaboration dinners, Summit Bar and Grill's birthday and more food and drink events October 23-30

Angela Bond Monday, October 23 Krokstrom Klubb and Market (3601 Broadway) is offering more than its typical Scandinavian fare tonight, when it features the work of chefs Abby Calvert (Krokstrom) and Sam Hall (the Rieger) for a night of seasonally inspired Italian offerings.


Hero On The Run

Double-amputee Marine on quest to finish 31 marathons in a month

Kansas City, MO - USMC veteran Rob Jones, 32, is running 26.2 miles in Kansas City on Monday, October 23rd - his 12th city toward his goal of completing 31 marathons, in 31 cities in 31 days. Jones is a double leg amputee - he lost both his legs, above the knees, to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010.


Kansas City Bank Robber Busted

Serial Kansas City bank robber pleads guilty to four hold-ups

A 57-year-old man admitted Monday that he robbed four Kansas City area banks - including three during the same month earlier this year. Tam Henry Holmes pleaded guilty in federal court to four counts of bank robbery. The four hold-ups occurred in Kansas City, Independence and Liberty.


Police Cope With Family Drama

KCPD making extra effort to help victims of domestic violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's a sobering trend. More and more people are coming forward saying they are a victim of domestic violence. The Kansas City Police Department is doing what it can to curb the growing number. And the force is getting some help.


Meth Town Sounds Off

Did you hear the booms in Independence? IPD says there is no danger

Did you hear the booms in Independence? The Independence Police Department says everything is OK - and there is no danger to the public. Police said outside agency bomb squads are conducting exercises in Sugar Creek. These are controlled exercises with no danger to the public.


Fading Kansas City Chiefs

Have the Kansas City Chiefs gone soft?

Sigh... It's a good thing the Kansas City Chiefs played on Thursday night this week because had the Chiefs 31-30 loss to the Oakland Raiders happened on Sunday night this Monday blog post may have just been something like: "#%&*!!!! What are they doing?!?!?! How many times can you lose one game?!?!?!?


Celebrating KCMO Cultures

Swedish families settled and stayed for decades on this Volker block

It is common to find families moving in and out of Midtown neighborhood blocks in the early 1900s, but this Volker area with many Swedish immigrants was much more stable. Census records from 1910 to 1940 shows several families that stayed on the block the entire time, while others moved in and stayed for two or three decades.


One last thing . . .

Here's that mall shot just for those who might've missed it and just to document the local, public discourse that's often overlooked . . .


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Kansas City, MO Monday Gunfire

A spate of bullets starts the work week in the urban core . . .

KCPD investigating shooting near 42nd and Paseo

The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a shooting in the central part of the city Monday morning. Police confirm was person was shot in an incident near 42nd and Paseo. That call came in around 9:50 a.m. The man injured was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

NKC Young Man Gunned Down On Front Porch

Murder aftermath report as nearby cities also confront increased crime. Read more:

19-year-old man found dead on front porch of North Kansas City apartment

When they arrived, the officers found Zachary Murphy, 19, of Gladstone, MO, dead on the front porch of an apartment building. (KCTV5) The man was found at about 2:46 a.m. in the 2300 block of Oliver Drive. (KCTV5) Police are investigating a homicide after finding a 19-year-old Zachary Murphy dead on a porch early Monday morning.

Kansas Police Sex Scandal Consideration

More insight into a recent murder case overturned and reality check for those who think that everyone in jail is guilty. Take a look:

Wrongful conviction no surprise to Kansas black community

By ROXANA HEGEMANAssociated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Rose McIntyre says she wonders whether her refusal to grant regular sexual favors to a white detective prompted him to retaliate against her black son, who spent 23 years in a Kansas prison for a double murder he didn't commit.

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! HOLLYWOOD SEXUAL HARASSMENT CRISIS INSPIRES LOCAL BARRAGE OF ANONYMOUS SOCIAL MEDIA #METOO ACCUSATIONS AGAINST PROMINENT KANSAS CITY MEN!!!



Media controversy over accusations of rape and harassment have finally started to hit home in Kansas City. However, our cheap cowtown mainstream media mimicry doesn't feature confessional interviews on the record but merely a great deal of social media hateration.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS BLIND-ITEM ROUND-UP OF LOCAL DUDES BEING TARGETED WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS!!!

There are NO NAMES AND NO BAD GUESSES with this list to protect the innocent, guilty and just plain stupid . . . And all conjecture in the comments is just more of the same irresponsible Internets trolling.

And so, here's the shortlist of local dude suspect being called out . . .

- A Crossroads Bar owner has been accused of impropriety on FB, Twitter and throughout social media.

- On Black Twitter, talk of an East Side "open secret" against an anti-crime activist and former politico has resurfaced like it does before every election season . . . And then never goes anywhere.

- A socialite writer and photog has been hounded by his accusers and lost some pretty great writing gigs but there is no court case filed against the dude to date and prosecutors haven't decided to follow-up on any of the claims.

Let's not overlook the fact that rape, sexual assault and even harassment is a horrible crime and a serious charge against a dude . . . Remember not so long ago Downtown pizza dude creeper Dennis A. Skeen was accused of serving up a roofie colada to some poor woman and trying to take advantage of her. He entered a guilty plea but then killed himself with a nail gun rather than face his victim in court on the day of the sentencing.

And so . . .

The bottom line here is that while we respect the claims and hotness of Hollywood actresses sharing their stories of casting couch woe with the world, the low-rent Kansas City culture warrior manifestation of this trend is not only irresponsible but also unfair.

Legal talk for all the cowtown attorneys raging behind the scenes . . .

In the fight for a man's rights, let's not forget that suspects are all innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Additionally, the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to be confronted with the witnesses against him."



Are we grown up enough to realize that not every #MeToo claim is a conviction or even a valid indictment despite some very credible public testimony and great conversation about what decent men can do in order to support the rights of women.

And while so many Kansas City hardline partisans want to blame Prez Trump for everything wrong with the world, let's realize that this bit of "battle of the sexes" culture war identity politics has been ramped up by "Hillaristas" who are blaming their election defeat on sexism and systemic persecution of women (the hegemony and/or their dad) instead of one of the most unlikable candidates in modern American political history.



The bright side here is that Kansas City residents are skeptical of most political claims and online accusations are being met with really good questions and encouragement to come forward, tell stories publicly and let police and prosecutors do their job instead of just crying for Internets attention.

Thankfully, while the mob mentality might rule political discourse . . . Most Kansas City residents seem to believe that everyone is entitled an opportunity to defend themselves in the court of law rather than taking the word of the fickle and mostly fake court of public opinion or the social media echo chamber.

Brief aside . . . There hasn't been a woman who has visited the basement HQ of this blog for more than 20 years. Thankfully, those ladies haven't voiced any lingering complaints against TKC and seem happily married to far more faithful guys with steady jobs and prosaic worldviews. Fakebook informs all social media busybodies looking up college sweethearts that good insurance is far more rewarding than all of those 90s grunge power ballads which long ago provided car sex soundtracks. But I digress . . .

Back to the point of the current witch hunt that now threatens to target Kansas City dudes.



What we're seeing here is a preview of the 2018 midterm elections wherein so many politicos struggle to play the victim and earn a place of honor by way of mere ideological virtue and cultural affiliation rather than debate regarding real issues, accomplishments or policy.

Developing . . .

TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY GRASSROOTS RESISTANCE TO #NEWKCI ELECTION HYPE!!!



An encouraging sign that locals aren't buying corporate hype for an upcoming vote.

One of the MOST KICK-ASS TKC READERS calls it:

"South KC not Buying City Hall Airport Myths"

Best of all, it's a glimpse that money does't always by local votes.

Developing . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY VEGAN RESTAURANT FÜD SHUTS DOWN AFTER EMPLOYEE VS. OWNER DEBATE DRAMA OVER PREZ TRUMP!!!



Last month we talked about local vegan restaurant FÜD making a comeback after high drama betwixt most of the staff vs. owner Heidi VanPelt-Belle.



Sadly, the effort was short-lived . . . And it seems that political talk among restaurant staff was so divisive and unproductive that it sparked the inevitable shut down of the restaurant.



Social media chatter and a follow-up from The Pitch revealed that Heidi was willing to listen to Alex Jones & Prez Trump while a great many of her staffers found any bi-partisan talk and conspiracy talk offensive and so they staged a walkout. The operation never recovered from hard feelings and a litany of ensuing bad reviews.

And now . . .

CHECK THIS TKC EXCLUSIVE SHOT OF KANSAS CITY VEGAN RESTAURANT FÜD PACKING IT UP UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS!!!

Sent by one of our AWESOME TIPSTERS on her way to grab some late night junk food . . .



And while this shot might not be pretty, it's a reality check about the divisive political discourse and how it really can put places out of business when people let their ideologies ruin their work.

You decide . . .

Inside Kansas City Airport Almost Abandoned Terminal A As #NewKCI Vote Approaches

City Hall has pretty much scuttled this part of the airport in order to force a "YES" vote from the electorate. Here's a bit of perspective from an aviation standpoint. Checkit:

The Story of Kansas City International Airport: Looking Inside an Abandoned Terminal

Built in 1972, Kansas City International Airport was designed to be one of the easiest airports to fly in or out of, for both pilot and passenger. Formerly known as Kansas City Mid-Continent International Airport, the facility, located in Kansas City, Missouri, was once a fan favorite. For pilots, t

Kansas City Faith Blogging Religious Extremism And Enduring Legacy Of 9/11

Another impressive think piece from Kansas city's top writer of conscience. Read more:

Religious extremism comes in many forms: 10-23-17

Over the weekend here on the blog, I wrote about a trip I took last week to New York to visit the 9/11 memorial sites. And I spoke about the darkness of misguided religion that led to the terrorist attacks...

Fear Kansas City Halloween Season Fun

A scary time for Kansas City when ghouls of all sort put on additional masks and party in already dangerous entertainment districts. Take a look: Halloween fun rules the entertainment scene this week

Kansas City Sweet Dream Song



Quick update for shift workers, night owls or early risers and admirers of Mel D . . . Regular denizens of our KICK-ASS TKC Blog Community know that we try to take it just a bit slow to start Monday morning and so this next clip fits in perfectly with our early casual start of the work-week style . . .

Here's the latest clip from a NEW KANSAS CITY VIDEO SERIES featuring some of the rising star musicians doing their best to play to this town's NextGen . . .

Check this apropos clip for overnight from So Far Kansas City featuring Chase The Horseman singing "Sleep Slow Sweet Dream" the the growing number of his hipster fans . . .



More in a bit . . .

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kansas City Sunday Night: Development Agenda Dominates City Hall Despite Police Demand For Support Amid Homicide #116



Here's just a quick glimpse at where we stand this evening . . .

Weekend murder was confirmed today as the local quotient of killing continues to steadily increase this year over last:

Fox4: Police say body found inside KCMO residence is victim of homicide

"The deceased was identified as 24-year-old Reyanna M. Fisher. The cause of death is not being released at this time, but police said her death is being investigated as a homicide.

"The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS."

Meanwhile . . .

- The KCPD Chief continues his advocacy for increased budget funding in order to put more officers on the streets.

- City Hall hypes infrastructure improvements that's moving slowly and STILL hasn't addressed some of the top concerns for residents like street lights, repair and better sewers. 

- Meanwhile, Kansas City's political establishment and most local corporations are devoting most of their resources to building a new airport in hopes that economic development will improve the current murderous slump which embroils the metro.

In the last two weeks before the election, debate over competing agendas will persist as special interests battle to determine the future course for Kansas City.

Developing . . .

The Kansas City Sunday Night Stand



Tribute to classic Candice and just a few links that we're thinking about for tonight . . .

Downtown KC B-Ball Good Deeds

KU defeats MU in exhibition game for hurricane relief

The Kansas Jayhawks beat the Missouri Tigers Sunday 93-87 in an exhibition game, raising at least $2.5 million for hurricane relief.


Dead-Tree Blame Game

Innocent Kansas City man spent a year in jail because of the public defender's crushing caseload

Understaffing and an impossible workload in the Kansas City public defender's office resulted in a man spending 13 months in jail for a robbery he didn't commit. Missouri has the second-worst funded public defender system in the country, and defendants are paying the price.


Perfect Village Crime Surprise

Prairie Village police investigate home burglary near 74th, Fontana

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in Prairie Village Sunday morning. It happened in the 7400 block of Fontana Street about 4:45 a.m. Police say the victim woke to find a man standing in her home. She screamed and he ran off. Officers say the burglar spoke to the victim but didn't threaten her.


Show-Me Surprise In The Stix

Woman witnesses shooting during ride along with Belton PD

BELTON, Mo. -- A woman who was riding along with a Belton police officer Saturday night saw firsthand how quickly an officer's shift can go from run of the mill to a manhunt. Alayna Adamson's sister won the chance to participate in a ride-along with Belton Police through a Facebook contest.


KCMO Fighting With Fall

First Alert: Big temperature swing ahead this week

Monday will be a ditto of day. Temperatures will be top out in the middle 60s after starting the day in the upper 40s. Later this week, we'll see a big shift in...


And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .

KANSAS CITY SUNDAY GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT CITY HALL!!! SHOOTING SUSPECT RAGES AGAINST VOICES IN HIS HEAD!!!



Aftermath of today's panic at 12th & Oak as mental health issues and the rising transient population endangers Downtown residents today. Read more:

KSHB: A man standing outside City Hall, and across from the Police Station fired a gun into the air.

Deets:

A KC Police Detective saw the man, and when other officers arrived, the man put the gun down and surrendered without incident.

He told officers he was hearing voices, and his family and friends wouldn't or couldn't help him, so he decided a way to get help is to fire a gun in the air.

The man was only described as a black man wearing a gray sweatshirt.
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The suspect is reporting getting mental health following his arrest . . .

Developing . . .

ROCK CHALK RAPE ARRESTS REPORTED!!!

College life tragic reality . . . Sex assault on campus reported today and subsequent crackdown:

KU police arrest two male students on suspicion of rape at residence hall

University of Kansas police arrested two KU students on suspicion of rape at a residence hall Saturday, the KU Public Safety Office said Sunday. A female KU student reported that she was sexually assaulted by two acquaintances, at different times, early Saturday in her room at Cora Downs Residence Hall, KU Police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said in a press release.

Missouri AG Josh Hawley Senate Hopeful Mired In GOP Alt-Right Vs. Establishment Battle

Like it or not, some contend that an Inter-party struggle for power might distract a Missouri Republican newbie from his fight to replace Sen. Claire McCaskill:

Mitch McConnell's No. 1 Recruit Josh Hawley Refuses to Back McConnell for Majority Leader - Breitbart

Former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News chief executive Steve Bannon reportedly remains very interested in recruiting Hawley in his war against the establishment, which includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell reportedly first urged Hawley to run for the 2018 midterms. Josh Holmes, McConnell's former chief of staff, said that Hawley was one of the establishment Republicans' first choices for the 2018 midterm election.

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! HEAVIES CONTRIBUTE $65K TO FREEDOM, INC. AS NEW AIRPORT ELECTION APPROACHES!!! #NEWKCI STAYS WINNING IF KANSAS CITY EAST SIDE TURNS OUT TO VOTE!!!



Empty promises of urban core jobs and timely political contributions threaten to decide yet another Kansas City election supporting the corporate development agenda which has hijacked municipal politics.

To wit . . .

UNDER THE RADAR, THE HEAVIES HAVE GIVEN EAST SIDE POWER PLAYER POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $65K JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE THE NEW AIRPORT VOTE!!!




Accordingly . . .

LIKE IT OR NOT, IF FREEDOM, INC. CAN INSPIRE EAST SIDE VOTER TURNOUT, AN ELECTION VICTORY FOR #NEWKCI IS ASSURED!!!

In Kansas City, news is being replaced by activism and with this post we only attempt to offer a REAL GLIMPSE AT HOW KANSAS CITY ELECTIONS ARE WON OR LOST BEFORE A SINGLE BALLOT IS EVER CAST.



And so, we ca talk about evolving and thinking about the future for Kansas City development but the reality is that these political victories come by way of good old fashioned patronage which has defined this town's history and set the stage for the current corporate oligarchy.



The reality here is that it's not tech, security or tourism that drives the politics of a new airport. Instead, media hype both social and mainstream is merely a distraction which serves to power what will be large scale looting, graft and corruption that awaits the biggest public construction project in modern Kansas City history.

You decide . . .

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY CONFRONTS NEARLY $2.5-MILLION BILL TO FIX BUSTED JAIL!!!



Tomorrow, the Jackson County Executive and the Legislature will confront nightmarish costs that hope to address an ongoing human rights crisis at the jail . . .

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS QUICK LIST OF TRANSFERRED FUNDS AND EPIC DEBT ON THE AGENDA FOR THE UPCOMING COURTHOUSE LEGISLATIVE SESSION!!!

Like it or not, this impacts every resident of Jackson County given that these EPIC bills will certainly increase County Property taxes.

Here's the breakdown and quick description . . .

- Mechanical Fix - Appropriating $533,559.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2017 General Fund and authorizing an Addendum to the Agreement with Cornerstone Detention Products of Madison, AL, for the replacement of additional corridor sliding doors for use by the Department of Corrections

- Broken Budget Consequences - Transferring $1,623,837.00 within the 2017 General Fund, $245,449.00 within the Anti-Drug Sales Tax Fund, and $40,000.00 within the 2017 Inmate Security Fund to cover budget shortfalls for overtime and other services within the Department of Corrections.

- Most Costs Considered - Transferring $24,000.00 within the 2017 General Fund to cover the cost of a replacement dock door for use by the Department of Corrections.

- Outsourcing to JoCo - Security officer services for use by the Department of Corrections to Twin City Security of Overland Park, KS

In conclusion, here's CONFIRMATION of a recent story we blogged FIRST which kinda signals ongoing courthouse financial turmoil . . .

From Exec Frank White's office - Chief Financial Officer to serve until the appointment of a permanent Chief Financial Officer, effective October 19, 2017.

Developing . .

Chuck Considers Prez Trump And The Kennedy Conspiracy Soon To Go Public . . .



A Sunday contemplation from Chuck questions our conceptions of Democracy, Freedom and even reality. Checkit:

Chuck: "Gaslighting" the American People.

Donald Trump, in an expected and unsurprising move, will slap the Deep State right across the chops and not block the release of The Kennedy Assassination Documents that have been secret for these many decades.

On October 26th, 2017, 27 days short of the 54th Anniversary of the Oswald's "Magic Bullet" taking down Camelot and the unwarranted euphoria that catapulted and accompanied a glamorous, young, Baby Boomer couple into the White House, will the truth out? Will the endless questions and accusations from Conspiracy theorists, would be experts and we every day Americans be laid to rest?

Not a chance.

Conspiracy theories murder common sense like a Kudzu Weed. Originally planted with the best of intentions, to provide shade, it's noxious grip on farmland strangles crops and kills the light. 9/11 didn't happen?

Then again, what does the Deep State know, that we Americans are too fragile to comprehend? Why does the CIA, NSA and the Federal Government keep the truth from us for literally generations? Who are these arbiters and gatekeepers who decide what we can and can't know and why we can't know it? Is National Security really at risk, 54 years later? Are they elected officials who make the call, or, bureaucrats, firmly ensconced in offices with no titles, assured of sinecure by way of information and connection that reinforce the assurance of continued employment and the elevation of their like minded friends to station through cronyism and deceit.

When in doubt, always go with cronyism and deceit.

There is no, NO reason that we Americans, Liberal, Conservative, Independent, Communist, Socialist and Undeclared should not, now, after 54 years know everything about the Kennedy Assassination.

Here now, in the information age, the elite powers that rule over us all, the Federal Government, Zuckerberg, Google, Twitter and the Silicon Valley, hive minded "Thought Leaders" who seek to unconsciously shape our opinions and benefit from our acquiescence, can be, without supervision, the Science-Not-So-Fiction Radix Malorum that drives us into the "Metropolis".

Not for nothing did Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders become the most popular candidates in the last Presidential election. Had Hillary and the DNC not sabotaged Sanders... Who knows...

Think about it. Three weeks ago, a shooter with a hell of a lot more than just a fuckin Mannliicher Carcano, killed 58 people and wounded 500. In those three weeks, the paucity of information, the obtuse officials, the suppression of evidence, the obfuscation of players involved and the constant shifting of the now famous "Time Line" is a tribute to the Deep State agents in governments all over the world, including folks in the Chinese Guoanbu.

They say Kudzu is edible. Are you hungry? We are being "Gaslighted". It's making us crazy and is designed to manipulate and control us, through the bottleneck created for the dissemination of information through the previously mentioned powers that be.

I don't know if Paul is dead, but the truth sure as hell is.
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Show-Me Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill Adopting Election Season Meme: #MeToo

A shrewd social media move from this embattled Missouri candidate engenders a great deal of support from activists all over the nation and the globe. Take a look at this top Democratic lady playing the politics of victimization BRILLIANTLY:

Senators say #MeToo: McCaskill, others share their stories of sexual harassment

In the weeks since an investigative report exposed decades of sexual harassment and assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, a steady stream of women in Hollywood circles - including Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino and Lupita Nyong'o - have come forth to accuse the film mogul of grossly inappropriate behavior.

Kansas SecState Kobach Rages Against DACA And Recent Immigration Courtroom Setbacks

Like it or not, Kris Kobach shows his expertise on the topic of immigration in his latest alt-right column and also admits to setbacks in the State Of Kansas when it comes to his deportation agenda. Take a look:

Exclusive - Kobach: Opponents of Immigration Enforcement Flood the Courts with Baseless Lawsuits

In September, President Trump announced that the illegal DACA amnesty would be rescinded; but any of the more than 886,000 existing amnesty recipients whose deferred action status ended before March 2018 could seek a renewal. Now, this salvo of lawsuits seeks to preserve the DACA amnesty indefinitely.

The Kansas City Sunday Links



Angelic Selita goodness and some of the top links we're checking right now . . .

Kansas City Camel Milk Crackdown

Feds seize camel milk in Kansas City

Prosecutors allege a California company selling the products advertises them for treatment of autism, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer and other diseases.


Hipster Foodie Promo

KC Kitchen & Pizzeria is the Full Meal Deal for Dairy-Free Diners

Amber of KC Kitchen & Pizzeria emailed to let us know about her friendly establishment: Our restaurant offers a large variety of dairy-free options, including beer, pizza, hoagies, salad dressings, and cheesecake. We're also in the process of expanding our menu, adding burgers, and will be offering 'Beyond Meat Burgers' as a Vegan option.


Kansas City Shot Caller Goodbye

Kansas City pro wrestling announcer Bill Kersten passes away

Professional wrestling lost yet another of its longest lasting television announcers as Bill Kersten, who made the term "He-llooo wrestling fans" into part of the lexicon of the Central States, passed away yesterday. He was believed to be in his early 90s.


Nasty Kansas City Review

A Besieged Rhythm Nation

Curious pacing and lousy sound didn't prevent me from thoroughly enjoying Janet Jackson's appearance at the Sprint Center on Thursday. Frontloaded with most of her biggest hits, the concert often resembled a low-budget 1980s music video. I was unable to ascertain if Jackson's singing was canned, partly because most of the rhapsodic women who surrounded me in the cheap seats were superior vocalists.


Kansas City Fanboy Hindsight

Why weren't the Chiefs more aggressive on their final drive?

The Kansas City Chiefs dropped their second game of the season Thursday night to the Oakland Raiders, but they probably shouldn't have, given they had a fresh set of downs on offense with 4:15 left on the clock leading 30-24. Oakland had two timeouts remaining.


Rend Collective - Rescuer is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

Kansas City Rolling Gunfire Car Chase

KCPD confront gunfire fron suspects late last night. Here's the follow-up:

Shots fired leads to pursuit, crash

Police are investigating after a brief pursuit led to a crash at 30th and Spruce. Officers were in the area of 36th and Jackson and attempted to conduct a car check on a suspect vehicle after hearing gunshots come from the vehicle. The suspect vehicle refused to stop and a brief pursuit occurred.