The crackdown on alleged white supremacist "proud boys" reached Kansas City today and local media dutifully regurgitated most of their information sent their way by the feds.
Here are the basics and a quicker roundup than what cowtown MSM is feeding the public today:
According to the Kansas City Division of the FBI, three local men have been charged in connection with the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
The FBI said the three men were arrested this morning by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.
William Norman Chrestman and Christopher Charles Kuehn, both of Olathe, and Louis Enrique Colon, of Blue Springs, all face a slew of federal charges connected to the riots after being arrested Thursday by the FBI.
According to court documents, the group, who identified themselves by wearing orange tape marks on their clothing, worked together to storm the Capitol.
Federal investigators used social media and cell phone tracking to place the subjects at or near the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Don't get it twisted, our TKC blog community shouldn't have any love for these dudes who look like former high school bullies gone horribly, horribly wrong and frustrated with their box store careers.
However . . .
We should note context.
What we've learned: The argument here is that rioting at the Capitol is much more important than rioting in the Summer of 2020 that took place across the nation and amid an iconic local entertainment district. In reality that's probably correct but also, sadly, confirms for us that elected officials are far better protected then the plebs.
To put it more bluntly, in the manner of bawdy Catholic school young ladies from my youth who kindly persist in my memories:
"Screw you coach, justice isn't blind."
Cynics might claim that we haven't heard anything about people charged in Kansas City Country Club Plaza "mostly peaceful" riots that cost millions worth of damage and injured dozens of cops.
But that's not accurate.
Many leaders of the Kansas City riots have now been celebrated by our local political elite and some are even high ranking civic "activists" who have earned accolades for their bravery and lucrative donations for their associations.
Meanwhile, a sense of civic pride inspires us to conclude with this contradictory note . . .
LOCAL PROUD BOY ARREST ARE ACTUALLY SUBURBANITES AND DON'T RESIDE IN KANSAS CITY PROPER!!!
For many this distinction might not matter but as a denizen of Midtown it's important if only to accurately report that the alleged political thuggery hasn't really taken hold in this cowtown and is a better representation of the political discourse in Nowheresville, U.S.A.
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