TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! UPCOMING KANSAS CITY SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION INTENSIFIES BETWIXT RIVAL FACTIONS!!!

Tempers flare in the final days before a Kansas City school board election as doorbell tech video footage sparks controversy.

To wit . . .

AN UNINVITED SURPRISE VISIT AND OMINOUS TEXT MESSAGES FROM FORMER COP & LOCAL CAMPAIGNER SPARK BOOKHART INSPIRE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MANNY ABARCA TO DENOUNCE 'DANGEROUS' TACTICS!!!

We'll explain more about the rival factions later but for now let's focus on the front porch incident . . .

A message that preceded the front porch stop-by during time of plague probably could have been an e-mail or at least a Zoom call request . . . 

(Note, we obscured the address out of courtesy.)

And then . .

Mr. Bookhart stood at Manny's front door for about 10 minutes and was captured on camera.

The visit wasn't welcomed . . . Just released a few moments ago, here's the response . . .

Manny Abarca's Statement:

"It is disappointing to see such volatility in a school board race, that is supposed to be about kids. The actions of Spark Bookhart create a culture and climate that is dangerous. Public servants serve freely, but when anyone takes the next step, to show up to your home, uninvited and unannounced and then doubles down with a threatening messages it’s too far!

"This type of behavior is usually reserved for proud boys and not former KCPD officers. This behavior is never ok, and these actions should be held accountable.

"As the only Latino elected officials in KCMO, I take my service seriously and take pride in putting KCPS first and speaking the truth. The actions taken by Kandace Buckner’s and Tanesha Ford’s campaign manager and School Smart KC supported employee are reprehensible.

"These actions do not foster civility deserving of anyone supporting a public servant. This type of violent behavior shows the desperation to respond to hard facts that display’s  KCPS hard earned successes.

"Above all else, if this is the type of judgement these school board candidates have in their advisors, voters should seriously think about their judgement.  Vote April 6th, there is too much at stake for our kids."

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In fairness, we notice that Mr. Bookhart's wife is attempting to explain/justify the surprise visit . . .

She notes: 

"Manny please. 🙄 You are a public official. Your address and phone number are public record. You calling this a “violent” act is quite the dramatization. Clearly you’re afraid to speak to your constituents and a social media blast with personal information that could compromise my children’s safety is a mistake."

I'm not sure that's fair . . . However, visits to the homes of elected officials are trending amid the current wave of social justice protest. 

We feel it's important to DEESCALATE the situation and remind everyone involved that this is a SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION wherein most voters will, sadly, stay home. E-Tax opponents also lament this upcoming low turnout anti-climax.

Moreover, this confrontation has been circulating for a couple of days and TV news stations demure given that most people don't care when Black & brown people intensely debate over the future of the school board. 

There's more to this story that involves school board control, the conservative push for school choice and the clandestine effort to oust Superintendent Mark Bedell but for now the front porch debate that didn't happen has garnered momentum amongst urban core political leaders.

Developing . . .

Comments

  1. the visit was out of line. if the man is a campaign consultant, he should behave more professionally.

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    1. It is a dangerous trend.

      Has Spark Bookhart been vaccinated? There's no reason to come by an opponents house.

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    2. Since when did ringing a doorbell become dangerous?

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  2. Did Manny have a "no solicitors" sign?

    That usually works for me.

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  3. The caliber of candidates on both sides insures the continued downward spiral of KCPS.

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  4. Sounds like Manny is a pussy and afraid to answer his own doorbell.

    Grow some balls Manny or are you already a Transgender freak.

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  5. "Spark" is a great name. Remember Sparky Anderson.

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  6. Rival factions being dumb and dumber.

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  7. @8:52am hit the nail on the head.
    Just the latest group of KCMO D-list celebrity wannabees desperately seeking publicity and notoriety by "participating" in an election and working to get themselves on the public dime.
    It's the reason the KC district has spiraled ever downward for decades, even while spending more per pupil than any other schools around.
    Another generation of young people who will be used as props by pitiful local politicos.
    Sad.

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  8. This is behavior of BLM and Antifa.

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  9. So what is the dispute that led up to this near confrontation?

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  10. Same old school board shit. Factions fighting to get their share of free money at the KCPS trough. We've had this crap for years and the KC education of kids gets worse and worse.

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  11. The left always resorts to terroristic tactics when they don’t get their way. I’d file a restraining order on the creep.

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  12. Spending 10 minutes banging on the door is thug behavior. Spark-dog could have made a simple phone call.

    The "man -to-man" text sounds a little gay, so maybe Spark-dog had ulterior motives for showing up.

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  13. Unless you're in the military, "man-to-man" now means stupid machismo behavior that usually ends with someone being stupid and in jail.

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  14. Manny is a pussy

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  15. The entire Tinfoil Hat Brigade shit themselves when a protestor rang Josh Hawley's doorbell and left a copy of the Constitution on Hawley's porch!

    That was "intimidation" and "violence", so why is an obvious threat by a thug who resigned the PD rather than face charges now not something for the same outrage?

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  16. Manny is a pussy but it is pretty clear Spark was coming to beat that ass. Spark was wrong and Manny is a bitch.

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  17. A thug always thinks he can beat up everybody until he finds out otherwise.

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  18. Obvious attempt to intimidate the Osama looking dude. Why else show up unannounced for a "man to man talk", whatever that means. Plus, the perp is apparently an ex-cop. He knows exactly what he was doing.

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  19. Hyperblogal is dead on the money.

    What more proof do you need to see the real reasons why the KCPS are the worse schools for miles around.

    At least they receive no pay, not like any of them are worth much to begin with.

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  20. The Bitter Truth3/22/21, 12:21 PM

    8:50 ringing someone's doorbell is one thing standing out there for any amount of time later being a public nuisance is not acceptable. As an ex cop you would think Bookhart would know such but as I'm told he was a piss poor police officer.

    Also 8:52 it's not a law that says you have to answer your front door if someone knocks or rings the bell unless you're about to be served a warrant and their is a limit as to which of those that can use force to breach the door.

    Just because you're a public official does not make your private home a public building open 24/7 for who ever decides to grace your front porch demanding access.

    In Kansas City Mo an irate black man standing on your front porch yelling to me is a damn good reason to not answer the door and all the more reason to get your bloody ass shot for doing so.

    There are proper channels for Bookhart to communicate with any board member and he ignored all the proper ones and should be charged with trespassing as that was what he was doing and his wife even backs the story up.

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  21. 10:55 not even close to the same thing, hawley wasn’t home, his wife and baby were, they threw rocks at the house, pounded on the door and windows and were yelling and screaming in the front yard for a long time. Get your story straight dumbass.

    One man knocks on the front door wanting to have a chat with another man, no yelling, screaming, throwing things just standing there and manny the pussy is too chicken shit to even answer the door. The guy is not someone from blm, antifa or even a left wing nut job who you can 100% expect a violent ending and knew there was a camera and recording device on the porch, intimidation and violence is clearly two words you don’t understand.

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  22. Really? Cause he is wearing the BLMish t with all the bs sayings...he's lucky he didn't get his ass shot, especially given that he hung out for 10 minutes.

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  23. Manny doesn't have children.
    Manny doesn't speak Spanish.
    Hell, Manny doesn't even own his home.
    He is a self-serving career politician focused solely on resume building. Let's get someone invested in Kansas City and our children on the school board.

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  24. I'm guessing he's a former cop because they fired him.

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  25. Or, how about we go with school vouchers and let parents decide how to best educate..

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  26. 1:17 private schools are the only way to go, things would change drastically once free loader parents start have to pay for their kids education and people who don’t have kids or they have kids already out of school can keep their own money.

    On a side note, manny is well known for threatening, harassing and intimidating people to get his way, he has threatened city employees on projects that he’s been involved in.

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  27. To all those calling Manny a "pussy." Let's send this 400 lb ex-cop black thug over to your home and ring your goddam door bell for 10 minutes straight screaming to talk to you man to man because he disagrees with you about something. You'd piss your pants, every single last one of you, if there is in fact more than one of you, and it's not just the same dumb shit posting the same stupid garbage over and over again.

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  28. I'd just beat shit down his leg. But Manny can't do that because he is a bitch. Doesnt mean Manny is wrong, just that he's a bitch. Spark is the only wrong person here.

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  29. "Ooooohhh, a black person is on my porch. I'm scared! You should be, too!" Oh, and let's go ahead and call him a "black thug" just to be clear that I'm a racist and a moron.

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  30. Shannon Christian and Christopher Newsome3/22/21, 2:12 PM

    This kind of thing happens on the Kansas side all the time .......BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ........ (snort) !

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  31. Bri @1:45, wrong. Large black thug on my property, on my front porch pounding on the door and incessantly ringing the door bell is absolute grounds for escalation to defend ones life, family, and property.

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  32. Proud boys is that the best you can do? Joe Biden the "most popular president" ever said the proud boys are "bad boys"

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    1. I believe Joe Biden called the proud boys, the poor boys!

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  33. The level of stupidity at Tony's Kansas City continues to escalate

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  34. 400 lbs. with a 90 IQ, call the police.

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  35. Was Manny unable to answer the door due to his period?

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  36. That was harassment. Ringing the doorbell for 10 minutes, insisting that the person come to the door to talk is rude, inconsiderate and quite aggressive. I bet if you go over to Mr. Bookhart's house tomorrow at the same time and do the same thing, you will surely not walk away in one piece or you might get escorted away by the police. Totally uncalled for. Mr. Abarca must be winning.

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  37. This is something thugs do -- intimidate others just because they can. Is the KC Star doing a big article about this thuggish behavior? They need to dig into this. Basement Biden calls it "Neanderthal thinking."

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  38. Awww poor little pussy crying because someone called a giant 400 lb black bully a THUG. Boo hoo!!! He's a big fat, nasty, BLACK THUG. Did you get that? BLACK FUCKING THUG.

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  39. BIG BLACKS PISSED

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  40. Much ado about a largely useless position governing a perpetually failing school district with little hope of improvement... unless it's really about controlling the flow of graft to the usual blood-sucking parasites who have drained the school district for decades, then it makes perfect sense.

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  41. ^^^^^^It's breed into them from the day they are born. Not all of them but a majority of them.

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  42. ^^^Bred like pitbulls.

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  43. Typical kcmo behavior.......

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  44. Usually Manny is elated to have BBC at his front door. Wonder what went wrong. Didn't tip enough?

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  45. Dude looks similar to the guy that shot that Millie kid on the brookside porch. What is it with hangin' on porches ? Put a couch out and hang tough, bitch.

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  46. "stood at the front door for about 10 minutes"
    Video shows he waited patiently on the porch for 1 minute and 30 seconds. One doorbell ring, one knock. Then left. The video is only 4 minutes long.
    You just make shit up, huh?

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  47. ^^True Dat @12:12pm

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  48. ^^^maybe you just saw a 4 minute video clip, imbecile.

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