PARKVILLE, MO (KCTV) — This political season has change into nasty. Now, a video of a person snatching a flag in Parkville this morning goes viral with a whole bunch of feedback on an area Reddit thread.
It appears this goes past get together affiliation or place. Once we known as the Platte County Sheriff’s spokesman, he mentioned they’ve taken 16 reviews of Trump indicators which were vandalized.
In the present day his workplace took one other report for what’s within the video and mentioned they’re working to determine the person in it.
The home is within the Walnut Creek neighborhood of Parkville. It was this morning when a person walked up, heading for a Black Lives Matter flag on the porch.
The home-owner, whose household is white, says his 14-year-old son was proper inside, with dad down within the basement. He mentioned his son is now shaken.
You’ll discover the person didn’t steal the flag, simply dumped it, damaging solely the pole.
KCTV5’s Betsy Webster requested individuals on the Plaza to observe the video and provides their ideas.
“Disgusted by that,” mentioned Kim Fuller from Lawrence.
“There’s simply no want for that,” mentioned Brad Dusek from KCMO. “Regardless of the signal is — whether or not it’s a Trump signal, whether or not it’s a flag — it’s not proper to go on another person’s property and deface what another person believes in.”
Olivia Dusek is right here from Minnesota visiting her brother. She mentioned, “It’s simply actually actually unhappy to see and I really feel just like the extra we do stuff like that, the extra division goes to occur and it’s simply actually disappointing.”
“What’s fallacious with America proper now?” questioned Matthew Davis from Olathe.
Fuller mentioned it might be particularly upsetting if it was a neighbor.
“That’s the hardest factor proper now, is that individuals you thought you knew, you don’t,” she mentioned. “The neighbor you thought was okay, they’re displaying you that they’re not and that hurts.”
“Be form to at least one one other,” Matthew Davis mentioned. “That’s what Jesus desires. That’s what Ellen desires. That’s what all of us need.”
The Reddit video on r/Kansas Metropolis has greater than 1,500 views and greater than 300 feedback. Some have been offended. Others claimed there’s a double normal.
The sheriff’s spokesman doesn’t know if there’s a direct connection to the Trump indicators defaced within the space.
He wasn’t conscious of any arrests for any of the varied vandalism reviews, this one or the others.
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