Thursday, August 10, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MAYOR SLY'S 'ROCK THE BLOCK' PARTY BOOTED OUT OF UNION STATION AFTER YEARS OF VIOLENT TEEN TROUBLE!!!
Year after year, a Kansas City party thrown by Mayor Sly to culminate a Summer of youth events ended with fights, vandalism and disappointment. This time around, Union Station finally had enough and sent the event packing under the radar of every news outlet in town.
To wit . . .
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! MAYOR SLY'S "ROCK THE BLOCK" CELEBRATION IS OUT OF UNION STATION AND INTO THE JUNKIE PARK ACROSS THE STREET!!!
Not so long ago we warned that that streetcar line and the youth party were incompatible . . . And now our prediction has finally come to pass. Behind the scenes, on the QT and very hush, hush . . .
The "Rock the Block" event is now slated for Saturday, August 12 at Washington Park 10 am – 4pm. "Free food for the first 1,500 people!"
Last year attendance was horrible because of the inconvenient hours and this time the public park insult should keep away even more people . . . So there will most likely be more free pizza!!!
Despite so many fights over the years, the Mayor remained defiant until the bitter end. In fairness, here's a quote in defense of the party:
“People enjoyed it. It’s something that we need to do. But you’ll always have a risk of having a few people that don’t understand the rules, don’t want to play by the rules, don’t want to act right, and come in make it look worse than it is,” he said.
James said programs like Rock the Block and Club KC offer young people a safe place to hang out.
“If we simply say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to do this,’ then they’re going to find something else to do, and it may not be as positive,” James said.
Still, the legacy of this event is mostly as a tragic finale to an effort that never really found a solution to youth violence and simply contributed to a dangerous sense of entitlement for many among the next generation of Kansas City residents.
None of this detracts from any honest effort to encourage productive youth activities but this plan simply didn't address more serious violence by youngsters who continue to pose a serious threat to Kansas City entertainment districts and neighborhoods now that they're all grown up.
Developing . . .