Tuesday, January 22, 2019
KANSAS CITY TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN CONTINUES COURT FIGHT AGAINST CITY HALL AMID MAYORAL RUN!!!
Preview of a court battle this week that's more important than most newsies realize.
Elected officials allegedly influencing security decisions for City Hall impacts the discussion of police local control given that it proves disputes over politics dictate public safety policy.
Here's his argument . . .
David vs. Goliath - Clay vs. KCMO - Freedom vs. Control
What good is our right to petition our government if our government can ignore our petitions, alter our petitions and retaliate against us for submitting our petitions? I ask that question because apparently the DAILY RAG (supposedly the people's watch dog) is afraid to ask that question.
Kansas City's current government wants to control absolutely everything because it thinks it knows absolutely everything and caters to wealthy developers who want everything. That is why citywide voters have not been allowed to vote on the following major issues:
(1) The city's streetcar ambition,
(2) An alternate plan to remodel our existing, efficient and convenient airport,
(3) the heavily taxpayer-subsidized downtown convention hotel and, of course,
(4) Clay Chastain's light rail petitions (in their "original form") that have challenged the idea of expanding the city's limited and slow streetcar system (for tourists and developers) with the alternate idea of confining that novelty system to downtown and investing instead in a more modern, rapid and expanded transit system to benefit the people.
Because Clay was disrupting the City / newspaper's streetcar ambitions with his perseverance, the city hatched a scheme to try and undermine public support for Clay and his cause by ordering the city's security force to place Clay on its secret "Watch List" for citizens the city deems "dangerous." Falsely profiling Clay as dangerous resulted in Clay being (on numerous occasions) harassed, defamed and bird-dogged by an armed security guard while at city hall.
In court, the city's mighty legal staff will argue that the city's harmful, defamatory and vindictive act against citizen Clay "matters little," was a "governmental function" protected from liability and was just a routine security operation performed "for the common good of all."
Citizen Clay will argue (Pro Se) the city is lying, that its illegal act against him is not protected from liability and that the city's nefarious act was not performed to benefit the common good, but rather performed to benefit the city by harassing and defaming its foremost political opponent.
Kansas City is not going anywhere but downhill until it gets a real "paper for the people" and elects a legitimate honest open government for the people that will not only let the people vote but also let the people freely petition their government for "redress of grievances" without fear of retaliation.
Kansas City Mayoral Candidate, Clay Chastain
Developing . . .