Hearne: Baby Flash Mob Rocks Plaza on Saturday Night

Think of it as a Saturday Night Special…

Whether you want to call it a flash mob or just an influx of urban youth, the Plaza kid problem was back in play on Saturday night. Complete with 300 to 350 roving urban youth,

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21 Responses to Hearne: Baby Flash Mob Rocks Plaza on Saturday Night

  1. Anonymous says:

    kc Confidential scribe, Tony posts this-


    TKC Theory: White people panic whenever minority youth congregate. Sadly, the only thing I have to back that up is . . . Most of human history.”

    Such Bullshit. Total bullshit.

    Right you are Tony. Why, oh why do the stupid white people panic?

    The KC Star, ever so PC, reports that 200 under age kids were chased away after curfew.

    Why can’t people forget that little dust-up a couple of months ago?

    Thousands of black kids running through the plaza taunting, beating and intimidating white people, and now, on this night, why can’t “WE all just get along?”

    I talked to a cop after that last epsode of “Wild Kingdom”, and he told me it was total mayhem last time.

    Let me spell it out for ya “Machete”.

    After DECADES of bad behaviour, rape, murder, theft, beatings (See US Dept of Justice for stats, like, oh, I don’t know…, lets say rape, black on white, 565 to 1 and that AIN’T per capita, 50 to 1 violent crime and that TOO AIN’T per capita-the list goes on Tony, peruse it at your liesure.) violent crime and criminal intent, stupid white people just seem to have that fuckin 1000 yard stare.

    By the time a white kid that lives in Kansas City is 10 years old, he is probably sporting some pretty serious Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome symptoms.

    Shit I don’t know.

    Why are white people so gun shy? Oh, and thats NOT a fuckin metaphor.


    I think if Roderick Nunley was paroled on the plaza tomorrow night and white people crossed the street when they saw him coming, Tony would call ’em racists.

    9/5/10 2:17 AM

    If there was “little or not flash” tonight, I guess it was because really concerned parents are taking charge.

    What bullshit.

    The Plaza dodged a bullet.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow Al’s Diner must of been closed for the 3 day weekend. I think the Cunningham’s went to the lake with Potsie and Ralph…The Fonz had nothing to do.
    Its The Economy Stupid!
    1 n 6 on the dole….
    look at a food stamps chart-HOCKEY STICKIN
    This is aint a normal recovery / modern day soup lines.


  3. Anonymous says:

    When the wealth is being hoarded at the top, there is less to go around.

    The middle class has purposely been crushed. This is a 2000 year old concept of kings and serfs. Things have been manipulated in the last 20 years to help this along.

    From the dropping of interstate banking laws. To the dropping of rules limiting what percentage on media ownership could be controlled by small groups, to the rewriting of pesonal bancrupcy laws, this has been planned and delivered.

    If you want to acccuse me of wearing a tin foil hat and being paranoid, then please tell where I am incorrect.

    The laws were changed.
    42% of all wealth in this country is owned 1% of the richest.
    Media is owned/controlled by a handfull.

    10% unemployed? does that count all the jobs we could bring back from India and China?

    We are doiong what France did lonmg long ago. We are broke but we are financing wars..in far away lands.

    Who is watching the store here in America? You say that is someone elses job?….ok, but whne it hits you in the face….

    it goes on and on and on

  4. Anonymous says:

    Get a conceal carry permit and a Taurus Judge with the .410 shells. Start blasting these little pricks like prairie dogs and the problem goes away.

    What baby mama and daddy didn’t teach ’em about how to behave like respectable teenagers and members of our society The Judge will.

  5. Anonymous says:


    The stats I see on google are not as bad as you post (22%of the wealth was in the possesion of 10% of the population in 2000. Now 2% have 25% of the wealth), but it is BAD!!

    You make valid points, but the crap on the Plaza is motivated by a cultural war declared on white people that is, and has graduated to on going hate crimes committed by same.

  6. Anonymous says:

    There should be laws and regulations about wealth accumulations at the expense of the country.

    Hoards of Wealth should not become bigger then the country that facilitated the wealth.

    Have laws like the SEC ruler that no one can own more han 5% of a public company without filing forms. Do we need that? as some may own too much of our total wealth?

    It is shocking how much wealth is in so few hands.

    Fair is all I am asking for.

    When a country has massive debt, as America does, certain entities who have created vast wealth during these times should help pay the devt tthat was added. Isnt that fair? I am not talking about 2 or 3 million. I am talking about wealth like “500 million in welath” created in the last 10-20 years.

    It would fair to ask them to contribute some towards the national debt. I am not saying pay it off, I am saying START WORRYING ABOUT IT!!

    Newly (in the last 20 years)Ultra Rich ( 100 million to 60 billion) who made their money in America (wether they are citizens or not) should give back some to the country that helped make them rich.

    As a country, America is in BIG TROUBLE. We owe way too much debt to China. We need to stop spending money, and that is final.

    China could use the debt as a weapon, so maybe we should to be able to use the wealth of the utra rich as a counter measure.

    I am not sure what to do, but something fair.

    People/Companies can not make all that money, and then leave America hanging out to dry.

    I know they worked hard to make the money, and I am a capitialist, but it appears the country is suffering as the wealth grows. It needs to be balanced. I dont like a death tax, how about these ULTRA RICH DO WHAT IS CORRECT, BEFORE THEY DIE.

    Maybe if they acted like the national debt is theirs (and it is ) they would tell Congress to cut the crap, and spend smarter….. or not…. maybe it is too late…… maybe it is not…. who knows?

    When all of the wealth is hoarded at the top, byu a few then spending slows, and the economy sucks… like right now.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    smartman is suggesting you murder children

  8. Anonymous says:

    John Altevogt
    What’s disconcerting is that several of these “children” were detained, but not charged. If they did something bad enough to be detained, why weren’t they charged? And if what they did was not bad enough to be charged, why were they detained?

    Between the lawyers with their garish building and the thugs prowling the streets it would seem that The Plaza is quickly going the way of Indian Springs and Bannister Mall. Can Mission Hills be far behind? How soon before the first mansion is converted into a section 8 apartment house?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Anyone can be detained at anytime and held for 24-48 hours without being charged with a crime. If no charges are pressed, you are released. It is worse in other countries, and it is getting worse here.

    Dont like it? Tough.
    That is the way it is.
    Call your lawyer if you want,
    but it will do you no good.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Maybe the plaza should have bread and circus night once a month.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This really wasn’t a unemployment or class warfare deal.
    I was the guy that showed up at Jardines and told Tony and Hearne what was unfolding on the Plaza. So I saw much of it from P Otts. I walked P Otts to Jardines so I obviously wasn’t too concerned. These really were just children. I’d say 11 to 15 year olds. I didnt see any kids that looked even 16. So a lack of employment wasnt really the issue. I’d say lax parenting was.
    But I was doing the same kind of stuff when I was 14. We just didn’t have texting, twitter and such.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Dexter, you damn right! If it comes down to me or my loved ones getting robbed or attacked by a “flash mob” I’m throwin’ the lead. I’ve got a conceal carry permit and I’m well trained in the proper defensive use of firearms and knives. I also know what the limits of the law are regarding the defense of my person and property. You go ahead and call 911 while five or six “children” are stabbing you or kicking and beating your wife or children into some vegetative state.

    How are you going to respond if you find yourself in that situation? Think about it. You gonna run, yell for help?
    Doesn’t matter if it’s The Plaza, Westport, Power and Light, Zona Rosa, The Legends, River Market, etc. If you go out at night and don’t have some type of weapon to defend yourself along with some ongoing situational awareness something bad is going to happen to you sooner or later. At a minimum buy some mace or a stun gun for yourself and your wife or girlfriend.

    Next topic. The Star’s version of this story was very sanitized, almost like a non-event. What’s up with that? Are they really that far removed from reality?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Tony 4 Mayor
    that’s why everyone I know boycotts jardine’s they don’t want to run into douches like hearne and tony or hear watered-down dinner jazz from flabby divas who tony sez could lose a few pounds

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hey Tony 4 Mayor,

    I’m Sabrina for Mayor. Where did u come up with that?
    You don’t seem to be very smart. But then i guess you don’t have to be if you’re running for mayor. But which Mayor are we talking about??
    Which brings me to your post.
    Hearne and Tony have brains with all aspects of them in working order. They’re not douches by any stretch. Your brain, on the other hand, seems to be missing a few cells. Btw, how fat are u?

  15. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the kids were actually just a distraction for the Vinca jewelry store heist?

  16. Anonymous says:

    smartman calls the Star’s story very sanitized, like a non-event. Maybe that’s because that’s WHAT HAPPENED. A NON-EVENT.
    HC: The reason he calls the Star story “sanitized” is the newspaper missed about three-quarters or more of what actually happened. It appears the Star had nobody on the scene – or very late to it at best. And whoever spoke with the police didn’t ask the right questions. Like where and how it all started. The Star failed to report that the crowd was African American. That arrests were made but the kids were released to their parents and not charged. The crowd at the park the Star reported on was at the tail end of what had started two hours earlier when police were called to the Cinemark Theater by Plaza Security. Security who were unable to control the crowd. Plus the kids took over some of the outdoor patio dining areas, remember? Police were called to Cheesecake courtyard, for example.
    I spoke with the KC Police Sgt. who responded to the scene. Interviewed him at length around midnight immediately after he returned from the Plaza.
    The Star story did raise some other questions which I’ll address later today.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Oops, wasn’t finished… No attacks, no gunshots, no attacks on innocent white people leaving the fancy plaza restaurants. Even Hearne said so. No harm, no foul.

    You sound like you want the Star to start making up non-stories. I bet you also think Obama’s a Muslim huh? Let’s stick with the facts here and not make this into something that it wasn’t.

    Seems to me we should recognize the positive here. The police did their job. Prevented trouble.
    HC: My no harm, no foul was a comment on the kids being released to their parents w/o being charged. As adults – absent the fear of racial tension – they likely would have been charged. My eyewitness saw one fight break out. People were cuffed and put in paddy wagons. The kids fanned out all over the Plaza wandering awkwardly and aimlessly. That the Plaza appeared pretty dead otherwise when I drove thru around 11 p.m. was probably a blessing. It did make for a rather uncomfortable scene for run of the mill Plaza patrons, is my take. You had to be there. Or read an accurate account of what went down. Neither of which would appear to apply to the Star’s coverage.

  18. Anonymous says:

    @Robertoe “These really were just children. I

  19. Anonymous says:

    I’m gonna rephrase one statement I made:
    “I didn’t see any kids that looked even 16” I’ll change the ‘any’ to ‘many’. I’m assuming that most were being driven to the Plaza and one would assume that’s 16 or 17 year old drivers.
    Just because the range was 11-15 doesn’t mean they averaged 13. I’m just contending some seemed as young as 11.
    Shit, what do i know? I’m a 56 year old white guy. Anymore, everyone is starting to look very young to me- even the flabby jazz divas! smirk.

  20. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Hearne good story, yes its scary on the Plaza when hundreds of black youths are walking around seemingly with nothing to do, but start crap…and they always do. Sad but true. Oddly Westport has had a quiet summer with the young thugs and their business is up a bit, alot because of lower crime and less headaches.

    As far as the Plaza being protected by the Star, thats been the case for along time. It is our crown jewel.

  21. Anonymous says:

    We were there that night. We left Capital Grille and were at the stop light by cheese cake factory when a bunch of young teens WHITE AND BLACK..ALL IN WHITE TEE SHIRTS, ramsacked the court yard. I WILL NEVER AGAIN WALK AROUND THE PLAZA AT NIGHT KNOWING I MIGHT GET JUMPED BY A BUNCH OF TEENAGERS! It has nothing to do with “white people panicking” A bunch of kids “hanging out” wouldnt all be dressed the same, causing fights, and ramsacking the Cheese Cake Factory! If its past dinner time you should NOT be aloud on the plaza under the age of 21. WHITE OR BLACK!

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