Wednesday, August 21, 2019
SHOCK!!! CROSSWALK CONFRONTATION: ANGRY DRIVER LAUNCHES LIGHTER IN THE FACE OF KANSAS CITY 4TH DISTRICT COUNCILMAN ERIC BUNCH!!!
He doesn't have a very big social media following and he's a rookie council dude BUT a violent confrontation involving a current KCMO city councilman is notable nevertheless.
Here's his side of the story:
First and foremost we wish the Councilman well and believe that fighting in the street and assault on the road is a horrible thing.
However, the connection the Bike/Walk advocate makes is tenuous at best. And so we ask:
SHOULD ALL KANSAS CITY MOTORISTS TAKE THE BLAME FOR "TOXIC DRIVING CULTURE" JUST BECAUSE A COUNCILMAN GOT IN A FIGHT?!?!
Clearly there are "many sides" of this issue. More importantly, there are plenty of conscientious drivers and pedestrians who never get involved in any altercation along with not so great road warriors riding bikes, walking and behind the wheel. Also pedestrians often tag each other in the face. KCMO is, after all, a very violent city.
To label thousands upon thousands of people simply because of the tools they use seems like giving into stereotypes . . . Meanwhile, we understand the council dude is upset that he was assaulted and undoubtedly his words might be influenced by the unpleasantness he endured -- Again, totally understandable. But should the councilman's street fight reflect on all drivers??? Doubtful.
You decide . . .