Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kansas City Tribute To Mr. Brooks

Forget the haters in the comments . . . Kansas City would do well to name a BLVD in honor of this local politico. Take a look at a bit of local journalism on the topic:

Reflecting On Kansas City Politics, Civil Rights And Police Work, Alvin Brooks Is An Optimist

When Alvin Brooks told his father that he wanted to be a police officer, his dad's first response was, "Why do you want to get into that mess? You know how they treat us." Brooks was determined. He became one of Kansas City's few black officers in 1954.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet he’d let them use his name foe free!

Anonymous said...


He's a very nice man.

Anonymous said...

More
Liberal
Kash

Anonymous said...

He's the man you should have voted for when you voted for The Funk.

Anonymous said...

No, he's the man we should vote for after we jail Sly James!

Anonymous said...

Agree - if he's not too old.

And would he still want the job?

DeBergerac said...

He's a holdover from the days when Black Men had dignity (and were cool).

Truly "A Stranger In A Strange Land" these days

Jeliot Anderson said...

Seems like a change we need. Very level headed man

Anonymous said...

8:27, I'm so old I remember when blacks comported themselves with more dignity than whites.

Anonymous said...

Really good article. Kudos to KCUR for this one.