Tuesday, August 06, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! PANIC AFTER DEADLY CROSSROADS SHOOTING FORGETS THAT ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT GUNFIRE IS COMMONPLACE IN KANSAS CITY!!!
The outpouring of panic and typical responses to a recent killing in the Crossroads has elicited a fact check from the reporting partners within our blog community.
TRAGICALLY, KANSAS CITY ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT SHOOTINGS ARE COMMONPLACE AND IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL SOMEBODY WAS KILLED IN THE CROSSROADS!!!
Moreover . . .
THE NEXT KC PARTY PLACE SHOOTING MIGHT ALSO BE AN INEVITABILITY!?!
Let's review the facts . . .
- The 18th & Vine District has hosted consistent weekend gunfire over the past few years and a shooting victim died in a hail of bullets just this Summer.
- Westport has struggled against shooting and violence but this Summer a victim suffered gunfire in a parking lot despite so many barricade precautions.
- In December of 2018 a group of hoodie suspects unleashed a barrage of bullets on the Country Club Plaza -- A premiere destination that has also struggled with violence & crowd control for the better part of a decade.
- The P&L District isn't immune from gunfire. Today they were forced to reassure patrons about their safety. But the legacy of an officer-involved shooting continues to haunt the local hangout. And the area surrounding the district has confronted gunfire for years -- Remember that the "College Basketball Experience" in the Sprint Center was shut down after constant gunfire following youngster gatherings.
We offer all of these examples merely to demonstrate that shooting in Kansas City entertainment districts isn't a rare, tragic accident but a regular occurrence. Local media and elected officials have been negligent in conveying the longstanding danger to the greater community and HOPEFULLY PREVENTING THE NEXT SHOOTING.
Check the links:
Congressman Cleaver, Mayor Lucas, others to call to end to gun violence
‘Ducking from gunfire:’ Line of food trucks blocked bullets during First Friday shooting
People in the metro and across the nation learning to cope with aftermath of mass shootings
Alleged shooter at First Friday event arraigned on murder charge
First Friday organizers looking at changes after deadly shooting in the Crossroads
Local KC funeral home wants the violence to stop
Police looking for solutions after recent homicides this past weekend
In conclusion and suggested by the BEST & BRIGHTEST of our blog community . . .
In Memory of Erin
Erin’s family has requested a memorial fund in honor of their daughter and friend.
"Rose Brooks Center, standing alongside Erin’s family and friends, offer this as a way to support the work she dedicated herself to as a therapist and shelter advocate. As others have said, Erin was a gift and wanted you to be a better person. Her work at Rose Brooks was a living example of her spirit and love for others. May we all honor Erin’s memory on behalf of those she served and helped heal from domestic violence."
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