Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas continues to rally support for a controversial conversion of a downtown convention center into housing for the homeless but another facet of this effort has been downplayed by the local media.
To wit . . .
UNDER THE WATCH OF THE MAYOR, THE KANSAS CITY CONVENTION CENTER IS NOW OCCUPIED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY BLACK PANTHER PARTY!!!
Honestly, I thought you d-bags were making this up in the comments yesterday.
However, this passage buried in a Fox4 story confirms the deets . . . Also, we've heard back from a few people about their objection to this de facto endorsement of a self-described 'anti-cop' group from city hall.
In order to keep people safe, COVID temperature checks will be provided at the door, and security will be provided by outside groups instead of the police.
“We are an anti-cop organization, and that’s our culture. The Revolutionary Black Panther Party will be providing security for the Scott Eicke Warming Center,” volunteer coordinator Gabby Weeks said.
The Kansas City Police Department said that their agency would still provide service to Bartle Hall.
“KCPD would respond to 911 calls for emergency service as needed, same as anywhere else in the city. There are many locations that hire private security, there are city ordinances that apply to that whole process as far as licensing,” Sgt. Jake Becchina said.
A spokesperson for Lucas’ office later clarified that no city funds would be used to pay the group.
To which our blog community seyz . . .
You decide . . .