Thursday, March 08, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY MSM HIDE PHOTO OF KCFD WORKER ACCUSED OF SPITTING ON YOUNGSTER AND USING RACIAL SLUR DURING HOOTERS RUCKUS!!! MEANWHILE INTERNETS & SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE PIX AND DEMAND JUSTICE!!!
The fallout in the aftermath of a racially charged dispute at an Overland Park Hooters continues to impact the local discourse.
More to the point . . .
NOTICE ALL OF KANSAS CITY CORPORATE MEDIA HIDING THE PHOTO OF AN ACCUSED KCFD WORKER WHILST SOCIAL MEDIA AND NATIONAL BLOGS PUT PIX ON BLAST AMID STUNNING ALLEGATIONS!!!
As always, our blog works to remain agnostic, objective and AWESOME in all things related to Kansas City and so we merely want to share the facts and perspectives as we see them . . .
Heavy.com is a national blog and news organization that quickly complied deets AND PIX regarding the KCFD worker ALLEGEDLY involved in this racial culture war breastaurant battle royale . . .
Heavy.com - Terrence Jeremy Skeen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
A fun fact from their coverage that we found under-reported . . .
"Skeen, Who Has Worked for the KC Fire Department Since 2002, Wrote on Facebook He Would Unfriend Anyone Who Makes ‘Inappropriate Comments About Someone’s Race, Religions, Sexual Orientation or Beliefs’"
Meanwhile . . .
ACTIVISTS AND WITNESSES TO THE HOOTERS CLASH MAKE ASSERTIONS DAMAGING TO THE REP OF 1ST RESPONDERS ACROSS THE METRO!!!
Social media post from a local denizen connected with the ruckus . . .
"If we would've reacted in violence the headline would've read totally different!!! We reacted with dignity and class!!! Ain't no telling how many people he hurt or let die because they were a kid or black!!!!"
Personal bloggy aside . . .
I have some experience with this and from my vantage this fear is ALWAYS unrealized . . . Over the course of this blog I've viciously debated policy with both KCPD & KCFD and I've found that hateration from leaders is NEVER matched by the rank & file who have always been really nice, helpful, professional and even downright friendly . . . It's important to address the idea at the heart of the concern: Workers get into these professions because their desire to help people is stronger than any logical reasoning regarding compensation, personal risk or petty politics. 1st responders on the street level really are some of the most dedicated people in Kansas City and it's unfair to them to hide from this debate or let these remarks go unchallenged.
Just my 2 cents.
Nevertheless . . .
IS THE MEDIA KEEPING KANSAS CITY STUPID OR ARE THEY RIGHT TO TRY AND HIDE WIDELY AVAILABLE PIX OF THE ALLEGED KCFD WORKER CONFRONTING SERIOUS RACIAL AND YOUNGSTER ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS?!?!
Check the links and as of this writing notice pix and more serious accusations are completely absent from local MSM reporting:
Fox4: Witnesses at the scene said Skeen had called a 3-year-old a racial slur, and spat upon the child.
KCTV5: Charges filed after child called racial slur, spat on by firefighter at Overland Park Hooters
KMBC: Overland Park said the case has also been sent to the FBI for investigation.
Newspaper: KC firefighter charged with spitting on child and using racial slur at OP Hooters
KSHB: Skeen faces charges in Overland Park Municipal Court including battery, disorderly conduct and assault.
Developing . . .