Wednesday, May 24, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY AUTHORITIES DOWNPLAY RISK: IS SPRINT CENTER 'SOFT TARGET' AFTER MANCHESTER TERROR ATTACK?!?
As Summer concert season approaches, Kansas City's celebrated downtown concert venue confronts increased threats that local officials would rather not address.
Behind the scenes, TKC newsie friends warns us that local authorities aren't answering questions about increased security for the Sprint Center now that the terrorists are targeting youngsters and teen pop concerts.
Remember that Kansas City cheerleaders brag about the Sprint Center's national reputation as a concert venue leader which purportedly resonates worldwide.
Also, The Sprint Center hosts big crowds gathered outside the arena in a relatively unsecured environment that's easily approachable by people walking downtown in the same kind of setup that preceded the deadly Manchester bombing.
Previously, there has been a couple deadly shootings outside the Sprint Center and a Summer of youth basketball party rioting which demonstrate the location is anything but secure.
And so . . .
OUR KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY ASKS: IS THE WIDE OPEN SPRINT CENTER WALKWAY SAFE FROM TERRORIST ATTACK?!?!
Again, our blog community asks this question specifically because local authorities DO NOT want reporters raising this kind of concern and because the public deserves to know before some of the better local concerts arrive.
Check the links . . .
CBS: Manchester attack highlights security risks to “soft targets”
Time: U.S. Authorities Are Taking a Fresh Look at Security Outside Arenas After the Manchester Attack
USA: Manchester bombing demonstrates difficulty defending large events
Chicago Tribune: Venues reflect on security after Manchester attack
Vice: Manchester bomber exploited a common security vulnerability
You decide . . .