Guy Stage-Rushes Kansas City Mayor During Speech

Is this the most exciting thing to ever happen during a Kansas City State of the City?

“This man had just got through talking about exactly what the fuck he ain’t goddamn deal,” the heckler says, before getting tackled.

After the incident, Mayor James acknowledged that “no city is perfect. We must be open to the concepts and issues and complaints.”

“It’s unfortunate that we have people who feel that somehow we have left them behind. I don’t blame him for whatever feelings he wanted to express, I do have a small problem with the method.”

He also tweeted about it later:

I am deeply grateful my security detail, Marlon and Cssey, that is now twice when my security detail has saved me from harm. #lovemesomeKCPD— Mayor Sly James

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