Skip to comments.Free day at Kansas City Zoo ends in violence
Posted on 03/19/2014 1:36:48 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
The Kansas City Zoo will again review its policies after a frightening spasm of violence Tuesday afternoon that included shots fired in the parking lot.
There were no reported gunshot injuries, but zoo officials want to avoid having the animal park gain a reputation for being unsafe on days when it is open for free to residents of Jackson and Clay counties.
Tuesdays disturbances followed another incident on a free day last April when a police officer breaking up a fight in the parking lot got a bloody nose. In both cases, the free admission drew crowds that were too big for the zoo to handle.
Im always concerned about how people feel about the zoo, zoo director Randy Wisthoff said shortly after Tuesdays incident. Thats always at the top of my plate, that people feel safe here.
Several witnesses on Tuesday described a chaotic scene of brawls and gunshots.
Kristi Sharp Patterson, who was at the zoo Tuesday with her children, said that as they were leaving, she saw people on the ground in handcuffs, and crowds were gathering around.
Next thing you know shots were fired in the parking lot right in front of the zoo and everyone started screaming and running in every direction, Patterson told The Star. By far the scariest experience ever.
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What’s the over/under on banned comments on this one?
Not all the savages have beards.
Facts are racist
More “teens”. If you go to KSHB41’s website you can see the cellphone video of this. Pure blackout.
Many are waiting for the KC councilman to run to the mic and call this racism like he did over the country club plaza incidents recently.
The police do not arrest you for checkers. They arrest you when you are starting a riot with your pants around your knees.
When will we be able to have an honest discussion about race in this country?
Amish gone wild yet again.
If Baraq had a son, he’d be gettin’ a freebie to the zoo....
Plantation slavery - Worst. Idea. Ever.
New marketing campaign: Come to the KC Zoo! Now the animals are outside the cages!
They should give out tickets on free days. Give or mail them out more than a week in advance. Either use tickets or keep the numbers down, have a numbered sign posted with the amount of people admitted thus far. Or, just revoke the tax and give people that 1/8th of a cent back in their pockets.
“....and dey all axed for you.”
Does anyone not know who to avoid?
Can you really blame them.
Truer words have never been said.
There's no over/under for comments at the newspaper. They aren't allowing any on the article. (What a surprise.)
Lemme guess, they’re all aspiring rap singers, right?
A reputable establishment should never use the word “free” in describing their admission policies. It only serves to attract the ‘free-shit’ crowd, with their attendant sense of entitlement. Much better to say “admission fee not required for entrance day”.
They have been... and they always will be the reason why decent folk cannot have anything or do anything.
These uncivilized sub-humans.
But I can’t say I am better than them or else that would be raysiss. To hell with that, I AM better than them. My family is better than them. My family and I are civilized humans... civilized members of society that know how to live among other civilized humans.
These creatures are a different species not related to me or my family at all.
They just had a similar incident on “Free Student Day” at the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
Animals can’t control themselves.
Sad, but predictable.
Howz we peeps s'pposed to understan' dat means 'free sh*t?'
The actual animals are the civilized ones.
“want to avoid having the animal park gain a reputation for being unsafe on days when it is open for free to residents of Jackson and Clay counties”
uh... HAHAHAHAHA... snort... too late.
There are times and settings where fees serve a purpose aside from profit.
Very well said.
Yeah, it was hilarious listening to interviews of people that fled the zoo - “teen this and teens that... blah blah blah”.
We cant just take that away, Wisthoff said.
Why not? They weren't promised free-for-all days, now, were they?
And another thing. The zoo had better damn well be making it public when these "free" days for Special Voters are. If I had paid to get in, I'd be raising holy heck.
Avoid anything “free” where there is a high (>10%) “teen” population.
They obviously have the wrong animals in the cages..................
The nuclear fallout from Big Cotton. And they’re doing a repeat performance with Big Chicken, Big Hotel Maid, and Big Sheetrock.
If something is free these folks will sniff it out, no need to advertise. The St. Louis Zoo is free all the time. The grandkids love to go there but there are times when feral packs roam about crowding everyone out of their way.
Should’ve picked our own damn cotton.
If we would just give these poor kids something to do (I guess free day at the zoo does not qualify), then they would not have to turn to violence to keep themselves occupied. (/s)
Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo . . .
Even charging $1 admission would probably have removed a good percentage of the cretins.
Or better yet, “free admission with donation of canned food items.” That worked well over here and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center in years past. Huge crowds, but no riff raff.
I think places need to start really ramping up entrance fees and prices, just to start curtailing the kinds of people who start trouble at “free stuff” events. Just to ensure the people who really find it important and valuable and want to enjoy whatever, can do so without fear animals that don’t respect anything or anyone don’t ruin it and injure or kill people.
Ummmm....Describe “them” please.
Unbelievable. This, on people who gripe about others not paying "their fair share" of income.
Why, “teens” of course!
It all has to do with being 13 to 19. All “teens” behave this way...