Nonviolence Rally Marred by Multiple Fights

Matt Campbell, Kansas City Star, July 29, 2014

A circus parade and rally for nonviolence that drew hundreds of people to the Linwood Shopping Center on Tuesday evening had to be cut short when multiple fights broke out.

Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté said the organizers stopped the event. He tweeted that the crowds dispersed and there were no reported injuries.

But the fighting marred an event, called “Your Life Counts,” that was intended to celebrate survival in a city plagued by crime.


Performers and animals from the UniverSoul Circus paraded north on Prospect Avenue from 39th Street to the rally.


The guest of honor was Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry, the 10-year-old boy who was paralyzed from the waist down in a Kansas City shooting that killed his father earlier this year.


Alvin Brooks of the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime called Ka’Vyea a leader and encouraged the crowd to continue to pray that he will walk again.

“There are a number of young Ka’Vyeas out there that have been victimized by us,” Brooks said. “Folks who look just like us. Because of the evilness and the mean-spiritedness whenever these things happen.”


Performers in bright costumes walked on stilts through the crowd as Caribbean dancers invited young people from the audience onto the stage to do the limbo.

“Don’t tell me something good can’t happen on Prospect,” Brooks said before the fights broke out.

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  • This is unusually uneventful for a black non-violence rally, where and when you can usually count on a murder or two.

    “Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry”

    The ghetto two-fer, a weirdo first name and a hyphenated surname.

    • Shouldn’t that be N’Ka’Vyeatavious N’DeTyson-N’DeCurry”?

    • kjh64

      I’m surprised there would even be a father around in order for the kid to have a hyphenated name.

      • I don’t think there are fathers around. They just change their surnames to something hyphenated because they think it gives them an aura of aristocratic sophistication. This actually started among blacks in England.

  • MekongDelta69

    ALL ‘non violence’ rallies and events ALWAYS means there will be violence – because…

    If you HAVE to have a ‘non violence’ rally, the underlying premise is that your ‘hood is VIOLENT.

    I know – I’m preaching to the choir…

  • JackKrak

    This happens all the time. In fact, if you want ensure an outbreak of gunfire or just random street violence, all you have to do is organize an “Increase the Peace” march down MLK Blvd.

    • JohnEngelman

      laughing out loud

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Looks like African-Americans bein’ dey ghetto selves. What else is new?

  • LHathaway

    We all have our feel-good stories we read on AmRen from time to time.

  • Andy

    The car in the second picture is possibly the most stupid-looking I’ve ever seen.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      You don’t get to the hood much I take it?

      • Kai is your guy

        Hey! That’s Treyvon’s car! He stole that.

        • IstvanIN

          It takes a village to steal that, or was it you didn’t steal that on your own?

      • Rhialto

        It’s possible the cars are sponsored by McD and Skittles, for car shows, races, and other venues.

        Does anyone know the significance of the 26″ logo on McD car? Is it wheel size or some other dimension?

        • JP Rushton

          Rim size is my guess.

        • ATBOTL

          No, they aren’t sponsored. Blacks just think it’s cool to cover their cars and clothes in corporate logos of the kinds of junk food that low IQ people eat.

  • Andy

    Being paralyzed was probably beneficial to Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry. He will be hard-pressed to commit violent crimes, and will be cared for by white taxpayers without inconvenience for the rest of his life.

  • Ike Eichenberg

    We must ban non-violence, for the children.

  • Blacks are incapable of gathering together in large numbers without violence breaking out. Public gatherings of blacks would be outlawed in a sane society. Since that’s not going to happen, organizers of these events should be required to put up “safety bond” money to pay for the extra policing required. No money, no marches, festivals, or whatever they call them.

    • Who Me?

      Ban baby showers and birthday parties for any age, too.

  • frederickdixon

    But the caption says “performers and animals” and I can’t see any animals in the photos. Or is someone having a sly joke..?

  • Tarczan

    This is probably the best place to announce my latest initiative; a plan to help out darkies who are grieving from losing loved ones to violence.

    What I am starting is a franchise system which will build teddy bear memorials for the family. Just tells us what d’Quasheia or dra’ Vonderol liked and we will build a fitting teddy bear memorial.

    I have the Cleveland franchise, but the lucrative Chicago and Detroit franchises are up for sale.

  • JDInSanD

    “Nonviolence Rally Marred by Multiple Fights”

    Do you think the editor saw any irony in this headline? Nope. He treats it just as if it were

    “Nonviolence Rally Marred by Rain”

  • Paleoconn

    This never makes the MSM. Black on black crime does not. Certainly not black on White. But the moment you get a White perp on a black victim (or a White enough one like Zimmerman) it’s on every 6 o’clock news show and above the fold in every newspaper for weeks. Here’s hoping the Internet puts the death knell to the MSM. Judging by the many race realist comments I see on articles at MSM sites, there’s hope.

  • M.Magog

    The facts are clear, if one want “non violence”, then one needs crowds that are ‘non-black”

  • Here we are, at home. It is just past 11:30 PM. My wife and daughter are both asleep. I hear no shooting. It is peaceful. I am hungry, so I will cook something to eat, as well as making Sayaka’s lunch for tomorrow.

    This is a civilized neighborhood because civilized people inhabit it.

  • kjh64

    ” survival in a city plagued by crime”

    No, survival in a Black neighborhood plagued by crime.

    • Survival in a neighborhood plagued by blacks.

      Fixed it.

    • awb

      Black crime. Surprised the KC Star, a leftist rag, ran this. No local TV new’s said anything about fighting here in Kwanza City.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Come on now, I would go with 24.

  • Erasmus

    You’ve got a large gathering of blacks. What could possibly go wrong?
    Take a good, any lefties reading here. THIS is what you can look forward to with the browning of America.

  • How many fights break out at predominantly white events, such as free Irish harp concerts in public parks?

    • There was that recent Keith Urban concert.

      • PesachPatriot

        There are also the mosh pits at just about every heavy metal concert I have attended in my lifetime, but the cops usually don’t have to wade into those with tear gas and billy clubs to disperse the participants at the end of the show….

  • Lee_CPA

    I remember going to a couple of “June Jams” back in the 80’s, that were put on by the band “Alabama” in their heyday. Thousands of white people, copious amounts of alcohol, and very little trouble – maybe an occasional fist fight between two good ol boys with too much beer in their bellies. According to wikipedia, at it’s peak, June Jam drew 60,000 people.
    Can you imagine the carnage if you had 60,000 blacks at one event?

  • StillModerated

    I went to the riot and a Negro Peace Festival broke out.

  • none of your business

    Who Me? bigone4u • 3 days ago
    Ban baby showers and birthday parties for any age, too.

    I worked with a black woman who had a birthday party for her one year old. Her brothers pulled knives, cut each other and one ended up in the hospital. The baby daddy was in Pelican Bay Prison, the max max max security prison for men who have committed at least 2 murders and are a danger if housed in regular max security prisons.

    Lots of black women have to take days off “work” in January due to the bail hearings, court hearings, meetings with parole officers and defense attorneys caused by their menfolks violence during the Christmas season as they wreak havoc on family gatherings and church events.

    AfroAmerican dictionary definition of work. Leaving home 5 days a week for a place where you are paid to sit around, blather on the phone, harass co workers, customers and vendors, gossip, fight, throw tantrums and eat for 8 hours and be paid for it.

    NOTE The difference between “work” and whefah is that one must leave home to be paid for “work” and one can stay home fo duh whefah.

    We should start an AfroAmerican dictionary.