Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Kansas City Mayoral Candidate And Transit Activist Clay Chastain Argues Against 'Bias' As Court Sides With City Hall Profiling
Update on a court fight facing Kansas City's transit activist mayoral candidate . . .
Chastain: Appeals Court (for the establishment) overturns lower court and rules city can falsely profile mayoral candidate Clay as dangerous
Our heroes at the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District have done it again, and ruled in favor of Kansas City's corrupt big bad brother government over lowly citizens. This sorry court of the establishment, which has also ruled in favor of the city involving every petition dispute brought before it and was in fact overruled by the Missouri Supreme Court ((8-0)) for its failure to direct the city to place Clay's 2011 light rail petition before voters), just overturned the Honorable Judge Kevin D. Harrell's ruling in favor of mayoral candidate Clay Chastain. Why? Personal bias.
The appeals court overruled Judge Harrell and said Sly James' angelic-acting city has protection from liability (by way of sovereign immunity) even when the city directs its security force to falsely profile an innocent citizen as "dangerous" (for political payback), and have that non-dangerous citizen escorted about city hall by an armed security guard!
I guess this appeals court would protect the city if it ordered its security force to take Clay to the basement and beat the crap out of him every time Clay tries to enter city hall and deliver a petition.
How on earth can this court rule the city is protected from liability when it deliberately and maliciously performs an ILLEGAL ACT against an innocent citizen (for purposes of political retaliation - not security) by ordering its security force to falsely profile a citizen as dangerous when that citizen is not dangerous to city hall, the community or anyone else?
To the appeals court judges: How was the city performing security at city hall when the citizen they told their security force was "dangerous" was not "dangerous" in any aspect whatsoever, and was in fact often accompanied to city hall by his adolescent daughter when he and she were both placed under armed security guards??????
The city's defamatory act against against citizen Clay had nothing whatsoever to do with providing security at city hall, nor was the city performing a governmental provision of security. The city knew that, and this court knew that.
The most undermining, harmful and defamatory thing a government can do to a community activist, or any citizen in this day and age, is to falsely profile them as "dangerous."
The city is now emboldened to do whatever it wants to its political opponents or to their valid petitions, because they now know the good ole Missouri Court Of Appeals Western District will have their back.
The courts are supposed to rule according to the law and not ignore or twist the law to serve its inherent bias. We already have a government in Kansas City we can't trust, and now it looks like we have an appeals court we can't trust either.
Mayoral candidate, Clay Chastain