Monday, June 01, 2020
KANSAS CITY 2020 HOMICIDE #70: MAN SHOT DEAD AMID #BLACKLIVESMATTER RIOT AND VIOLENT CHAOS SPREAD THROUGHOUT PLAZA & MIDTOWN!!!
Amid Country Club Plaza social justice protest, outcry and then rioting over Minneapolis police killing George Floyd, Kansas City's murder rate continued along its record-breaking pace.
To wit . . .
RIOTING, FIGHTING BETWIXT PROTESTERS, VANDALISM AND RAMPANT GUNFIRE SET THE SCENE FOR THIS TOWN'S 70TH MURDER AMID AN EXCEPTIONALLY BLOODY 2020!!!
Compare this killing to only 56 murders at this time last year for a 25% homicide uptick YTD so far in 2020.
Now . . .
Police & media are slow to say this was "related" to the riot but it was, in fact, part of the anarchic spectacle near the beleaguered entertainment district. Moreover, MSM downplayed the fighting betwixt protesters that added an extra layer of danger for anyone silly enough to think that mob violence helps advance social justice.
Here's one recounting . . .
"KCPD had a massive presence there and in the Midtown area after unrest following protests over police brutality took a more destructive turn. An 8 p.m. curfew called for by Mayor Quinton Lucas was observed by many of the peaceful protestors, who left at that time.Some of those who stayed behind began throwing water bottles and rocks at police. Others damaged and vandalized some areas, including setting a 41 Action News car on fire. A few blocks from the protest, police confirmed a person was shot to death . . ."
Check the links . . .
KSHB: Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a homicide that occurred about four blocks east of the Country Club Plaza.
KCTV5: Police investigating homicide at 46th, Warwick
Fox4KC: Man killed after shooting near 46th and Warwick, not far from Plaza
Developing . . .