We've had a few notes sent our way on an alleged act of political violence in a swanky suburban enclave of Kansas City.
For a full description of the story, check the only local outlet that has reported the attack . . . The Sentinel took a quick break from denying local coronavirus numbers to reach out and provide a detailed accounting of the story . . .
Most readers decry the violence whilst a few express skepticism.
Here's a quick compilation of TKC blog community sentiment . . .
Many important insights from a Kansas political insider and former JoCo elected official . . .
"Sutherland is not a kook, he is a very educated reasonable conservative thinker. What needs to be highlighted here is the failure to prosecute--preposterous, they know the perp! East Joco is now strongly purple. All kinds of BLM signs . . . This is not the Mission Hills of old."
Reversal of fortune . . .
"TKC, think about this the other way around . . . What if a Trump supporter assaulted someone over a BLM sign, CNN, MSNBC and ABC news would all highlight the issue for a week. Local news didn't even cover it."
Skepticism in Midtown . . .
"I'll tell you why nobody covered it, he's a former Republican operative and what he is describing is losing a fight not an assault. On your blog a lot of people express skepticism when a person of color reports an attack by police or a hate crime. I think this ALLEGED claim of political violence needs to be met with the same kind of cynicism."
The debate continues as the election moves closer . . . We do know for a fact that Mr. Sutherland was hospitalized and we wish him a speedy recovery and hope the threat of more political violence will subside as we approach the election.
You decide . . .