CELEBRATE!!! WESTPORT FINALLY BEEFS UP SECURITY AT CONCLUSION OF VIOLENT MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY SUMMER!!!
Today the long awaited note on a public access crackdown in Kansas City's oldest party district was finally released.
To wit . . .
THEY'VE BUILT THE WALL IN WESTPORT AFTER YEARS DEADLY GUNFIRE AND CONSTANT VIOLENCE!!!
Remember that OUR KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY embarrassed the party district by pointing out that their so-called "street vacation" wasn't up and running despite big promises from biz leaders.
Now, following, a spate of shooting, rampant fights and more than a few date rapes that never make the news . . . "Security" is being taken seriously.
Anyone entering the zone must pass through one of four check points at Westport and Mill, Westport and Broadway, Pennsylvania and Archibald, Pennsylvania and the entrance to the parking garage.
Weapons and late metal objects are not allowed, and bags and purses must not exceed 8.5”x11”x6”.
Besides law enforcement, civil rights monitors will have a presence within the district.
Take a look:
KCTV5: Enhanced security begins in Westport on Friday
KCUR: Going Out In Westport For Labor Day Weekend? Here's What You Need To Know
KSHB: Starting Friday, the pedestrian boundary in Westport’s entertainment district will increase security from 11 p.m. to - 3 a.m.
KMBC: At those checkpoints, enhanced security screening will be utilized – much like screening at professional sporting venues.
Will it work??? You decide . . .