It might have been the closest thing to riot conditions Kansas City's Plaza has ever experienced- according to the story in The KANSAS CITY STAR.
Saturday night while Ms. Rittenhouse and I were enjoying a glorious spring evening at home with a bottle of Menage' a Troi- "hundreds" of young people- apparently mostly black youths- converged on the Plaza.
Reportedly- police used gallons of pepper spray to disperse the crowds and Plaza patrons suffered that too- one person reportedly pepper-sprayed was the husband of a STAR reporter.
There was at least one report of "a serious head injury" patient and at least one "strong-arm robbery" too.
There were also reports of "scattered" property damage.
Who do we blame here? Police? Parents? White people? Black people? The fact there isn't much to do if you're a young adult in the Metro on a weekend night?
Make your own call here- but what happened on The Plaza is one of the reasons we avoid public areas on weekends.