Monday, April 22, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS WARN AGAINST KANSAS CITY YOUTH VIOLENCE HOT SPOTS WHILST 'WORLDS OF FUN' PR FIGHTS TO SPIN WEEKEND RIOT!!!
Directly from the scene, social media denizens showed us a scary glimpse at Kansas City's favorite amusement park out of control with hundreds of youngsters fighting with one another and scurrying for cover.
Today's news aftermath features public relations spin doctors and worried parents fighting for the spotlight.
Here's the best look at local news postscript coverage today . . .
KMBC: Security questioned after large fight at Worlds of Fun
KSHB: Worlds of Fun, law enforcement to review Saturday fight
KCTV5: Residents respond to fight that broke out at Worlds of Fun Saturday night
Now, what's past is prologue and our blog community believes this summer is brimming with the potential for renewed Kansas City metro youth violence.
Accordingly and contrary to so much MSM spin . . .
CHECK THE QUICK LIST OF KANSAS CITY YOUTH VIOLENCE HOT SPOTS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO ERUPT THIS SPRING/SUMMER 2019!!!
Clueless newsies & parents are always surprised by the metro youth mob blowups but longtime denizens of the local news scene know better. Checkit:
Westport Wild Nights Await
Westport fights are typically more serious than any place else because guns & booze are often involved. Local biz has been working to downplay an off-duty cop shot dead at weekend Westport party a couple of years ago.
To curb the threat, a "street vacation" fence has been built and the checkpoint hopes to limit guns in the district. Some locals are doubtful the precautions will work to keep violent youngster gangs away.
Oak Park Mall Is Off The Chain
The last "real" mall left in the metro suffered two separate spates of gunfire last year and remains under the threat of youth violence nearly every weekend. For better or worse, the dearth of viable retail options help the chances of this institution where violence is mainly focused around the food court.
Kansas City Country Club Plaza Started The Violent Teen 'Flash Mob' Trend
The Plaza is the place where this violent youth trend started locally and a decade after this problem reached the tipping point. There's still no solution as the end of the school year ramps up the need for police protection given that Mayor Sly's pizza party failed to stop the youth violence in this part of town or anywhere else.
The Lenends and Independence Center earn an honorable mention but the po-po in both of those places get a lot "rougher" with youngsters in hope of preventing "skirmishes" like the WOF donnybrook over the weekend.
TKC readers also remind us that things can quickly go wrong at The Kansas City Zoo as well.
And so, once again, we ask our blog community . . .
HOW CAN KANSAS CITY DEVISE A SOLUTION TO THWART YOUTH MOB VIOLENCE OR IS THIS TREND NOW JUST THE LOCAL WAY OF LIFE?!?!
You decide . . .