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Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

The commission of a crime, (a misdemeanor at that), is no justification for the use of lethal force. This is not the wild west where the local sheriff is judge, jury, and executioner. The failures of this officer to be prepared for his off-duty job, contributed to the escalation of this incident. A thorough, independent review of the procedures by the KCPD for off-duty employment needs to be conducted. On face value one could argue excessive force, but I wonder if Mrs. Bruno is claiming negligence on the part of Hubbard. His lack of preparedness undoubtedly contributed to Mr. Bruno's death.

37 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by anon on 08/06/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Streetcar loses on Tuesday, and other election news

Hey, "bunch of dummies" ->who are you to tell us how to vote on this proposal, that was so poorly worded & looked to stick City Hall's or the County's hands in the pockets of property owners who just happen to fall within the boundaries of this project? We want to move ahead, certainly, but WHY was this proposal so vague about HOW MUCH property owners would be on the hook for? Sure, we had some estimates, but that's not the point. Voters don't much like being asked to pony up more $$$ just because they happen to live within a certain distance from where this line is going in. What about fares?

It was a poorly-written proposal, and piggy-backed our State's inability to fund public roads & bridge repair projects onto it. Oh, so IF we vote for this poorly-worded proposal, not only will we get stuck at the cash register every time we buy something, but *some* property owners will be on the hook for who knows how long on some special assessment for it.

Look at how much you pay in sales taxes sometime. We voters, who also LIVE here, are paying out the whazoo for all kinds of special projects, from Downtown all the way East to the Sports complex. We don't need to spend this kind of $$$ on a light rail system until we get out priorities straightened out ->like the entire East side of KC. They need help over there, which has been slow to come about. Until we do get our priorities in better focus, we still have public transportation buses.

Also, a very good point was made by KC voters, who are mostly democratic, but surrounded by lunk-headed Republicans who continue to underfund our local, County, and State budgets by granting tax breaks where they need to tow the line, or raise taxes ->TAXES serve a purpose, and Missouri's Republican State legislators seem to forget this time & again. They will do to Missouri what those apes with poor math skills over in Kansas have done to that State. Don't believe me? Just read the news.

This proposal failed because of how it was worded & structured. KC voters saw thru this & voted it down. We did as much to poorly-worded, open-ended, we don't know when that tax will expire proposals put before us in the past. This one was NO different.

20 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jubie St Clair on 08/06/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Streetcar loses on Tuesday, and other election news

Not 10 seconds after Question A flamed out, Mayor James was ranting about how he wouldn't let street car expansion die. No matter that 60% of the voters in a supposedly hand-picked safe voting district had said "no." I fully expect that he and the "I'm For Hire" City Council members will come up with some sham plan to run this through without even a vote of citizens. After all as they found out that's way too risky.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by richiepoor on 08/06/2014 at 9:01 AM
Posted by Justin Kendall on 08/06/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Checking in with four of the bartenders about to pour at The Pitch’s Margarita Wars

You get free tastings and free samples of food.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Justin Kendall on 08/06/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Want some contest-quality barbecue in KCK? Hurry up – you're already late

Oh well, guess you gotta get in line with the other early birds! My favorite place right now -and their burnt ends are to die for, but really, all their offerings are of stellar quality- is Next Year's Winner, up there near Briar Cliff. Trust me, the trek is worth it, and I've eaten at every barbecue joint that's worth a mention in the KC area. I like KC-style barbecue, and NYW gets an "outstanding!" in my book.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jubie St Clair on 08/06/2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

to the hawklett at 8:27- when you are on the ground getting pummeled, with a 200 lb man dropping his weight on your neck / skull from at least 12 inches what is the force required to cause death. Maybe we can ask Dr. Campasano.

16 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by hawklett on 08/06/2014 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Checking in with four of the bartenders about to pour at The Pitch’s Margarita Wars

What does the $25 admission get us? Does it just get us in and give us the right to buy margaritas? Does it include some free tastings? Is it going to be as bad a Boulevardia?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Because Boulevardia Sucked on 08/06/2014 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Streetcar loses on Tuesday, and other election news

Way to go voters; keep Missouri miserable since whenever this god-forsaken state started voting.

11 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by bunch of dummies on 08/06/2014 at 8:33 AM
Posted by Orphan of the Road on 08/06/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

blueblood, too bad the cop wasn't on a 'tour of duty' or he would have had the proper equipment and could have followed procedure.

44 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by dropdeadfred on 08/06/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Looks like both individuals could have made decisions that would have mitigated the whole situation - but when your on the pavement getting your skull crushed in by a guy half your age, it looks like shooting him in the torso is about all you can do. It was either the cop or Bruno.

26 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Went to HS w/ Bruno on 08/06/2014 at 8:27 AM
Posted by blueblood on 08/06/2014 at 8:12 AM
Posted by Tom on 08/06/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Wow, thats all that can be said. WOW. horrible display by our police department.

68 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by WOW on 08/06/2014 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

Let me say that KC Guy , you are in fact an idiot. This is just more BS by the most corrupt department in the midwest, by far...... So this cop uses unnecessary force, on tape , twice , and kills a guy , a firefighter at that , and walks away without any accountability ??? wtf ? someone has to police the police , if Ive ever seen a case where Anonymous needs to be present , this is it. Hubbard should not be allowed to walk away a free man. The KCMO PD badge has now become just a fake piece of tin that allows them to be above the law, commit murder at will , then lie and fabricate BS witness testimony , and IA , and everyone else in the department is just covering for them. Dont let your own fall huh ? Brunos family should have their vengeance for this. If it was my brother , I know I would...... Despicable

111 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by KCJayhawk78 on 08/06/2014 at 5:15 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

What a pitifully sad story all around.

She heard, and claims she knows he heard, that word? Based upon the word of one person that feels aggrieved.

Be that as it may, when the officer left the scene instead of calling a description in, things could only turn ugly.

So a guy on top of the world and feeling 10 ft tall and bulletproof was matched against a over-aggressive cop with bullets that says otherwise. What could possibly go wrong?

8 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by me on 08/06/2014 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Roeland Park revotes, approves LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Suburban Douchebaggery at its finest .... what a crock , Im not gay , but I have a few gay friends. These males on the council that voted against this need to meet some gay men face to face and then tell them to their face why they voted the way they did. Hiding behind the city hall and that fake ass police department is just as cowardly as a man can be.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by KCJayhawk78 on 08/06/2014 at 4:53 AM

Re: “L'Ecole Culinaire is the new culinary school in town

This is the most discrimination school with racist chef micheal and chef patrick. These unprofessional chef has cause many blacks students since they have open. Theses chefs has harassed Andrew Meyers used unprofessional words chef micheal. I will not let lecole culinaire get away with this. I have told Brian and Shawn the campus director about the problem and they have ignored the situation got worst. The next step is putting the word in the kansas city star, then the news. This written by ANDREW N. MEYERS

Posted by andrew1979 on 08/06/2014 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Cop Donald Hubbard said he had no choice when he shot and killed firefighter Anthony Bruno last fall. That's because he'd already made some bad decisions

I have read this story heard or read all the other stories and still say this is a bad thing and am sad to see it ended the way it did.
But the fact remains that Bruno started something and then ran because he knew he was wrong and in fact that he was in trouble. I was raised to respect the uniform of any public safety officer by obeying their commands. Just how many times do the innocent run from an incident and then as well disobey an order by an officer of the law. If I had to point blame it would have to be about a 50/50 charge of blame. Even Stephanie Bruno is to be blamed for a small part of the incident. But now she wants us to accept they and the whole incident was done wrong by KCPD only and that they are entitled to damages. If Stephanie Bruno feels she is entitled to damages then I have to say the taxi driver and Hubbard are just as entitled to damages as well. Being as drunk as Bruno was in the first place is no excuse and not an excuse to be used in his defense. If I was the Chief of KCPD I would take Officer Hubbard off the street and place him in an administrative role with ordered counselling and continuous reviews. It appears as well the KCPD needs to address the role of off duty/security duty roles by it's officers. It has flaws it appears that needs to be addressed.

I lost the love of my life in an accident and suing everyone related to it or pointing fingers wasn't going to bring her back or cover up the fact she was partially responsible for the actions leading to her death. It is time for all to accept this tragedy and work together to see that better procedures are set in place to try and keep something of this nature from maybe happening again.

35 likes, 50 dislikes
Posted by David Superdave Larson on 08/06/2014 at 1:38 AM

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