Two years later and the daily newspaper is still pushing divisive racial politics and attempting to drudge up a questionable angle about riots that pretty much destroyed a local entertainment district.
During that time TKC did much better reporting.
Whilst we'll stipulate that there was a great deal of danger during these riots and the situation was worsened by many sides . . .
The newspaper downplays all of the cops who were hurt during the melee. Remember KCPD reporting a slew of injuries and one cop with a lacerated liver.
Still, here's the narrative the newspaper is carrying today . . .
The sting of the Kansas City Police Department’s tear gas at the summer 2020 protests at The Plaza is still an open wound for Kansas City activist Justice Horn, who described feeling like he was enveloped in a “dry heat.”
Data newly obtained by The Star shows the police department used force more than 130 times over four days starting May 29, 2020, as rage swept across the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a police officer in Minneapolis.
“They came out there ready to fight a war and we came out and were ready to protest for the injustice that is the taking of Black lives in our country,” said Horn, who is running for a seat in the Jackson County Legislature.
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The sharp gasps that came with each inhalation, the coughing and the burning skin sensation wore off within hours. But the sting of the Kansas City Police Department's tear gas at the summer 2020 protests at The Plaza is still an open wound for Kansas City activist Justice Horn, who described feeling like he was enveloped in a "dry heat."
You decide . . .