Dire Free Speech Warning Issued By Executive Director Of Kansas City Library System

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The following story hasn’t received the attention it deserves.

Back in May, a man was arrested by a private security guard and an off-duty police officer after asking pointed questions to American diplomat and author Dennis Ross during a library discussion. When a library employee attempted to intervene, he was also arrested.

ABC News reports:

The executive director the Kansas City library system says he is “outraged” that prosecutors continue to pursue charges against a man who was arrested after asking pointed questions during a library discussion about the Middle East peace process and an employee who tried to intervene.


Although the arrests occurred in May following a speech by author and diplomat Dennis Ross, the library system only recently went public about its opposition to charges, the Kansas City Star reported.


R. Crosby Kemper III, executive director of the city’s library system, said “we’re going to be living in a different kind of country” if people can be arrested for asking questions at a library. “If this kind of behavior is unacceptable to the police, then I guess we’re going to have to shut the library down.”


Issues arose after Ross finished speaking and took a question from Jeremy Rothe-Kushel concerning whether Jewish Americans like Rothe-Kushel should be concerned about actions by the U.S. and Israel that amount to “state-sponsored terrorism.”


“When are we going to stand up and be ethical Jews and Americans?” Rothe-Kushel asked.


When Rothe-Kushel tried to ask another question, a private security guard grasped his arm, followed by an off-duty police officer, both employed by the Jewish Community Foundation. Rothe-Kushel then shouted, “Get your hands off of me right now!”


Kemper said the private security guards had no right to remove a patron for asking a question.


Ross’ speech was the inaugural Truman and Israel Lecture, established by the Truman Library Institute and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

BoingBoing also covered the incident:

Take care when asking provocative questions at Kansas City’s library events: you might end up in jail.


The executive director of Kansas City Libraries says he’s outraged by the charges against Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, a Jewish man grabbed by private security after asking the event’s speaker, former diplomat Dennis Ross, uninvited follow-up questions. Off-duty cops moved in to arrest Rothe-Kushel when he objected to the hands-on treatment—as well as a library staffer who had moved to intervene.


On-duty officers posted to the event apparently did not get involved until later: he was arrested by a man out of uniform and paid by the event’s organizers.


Rothe-Kushel was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. Steve Woolfolk, director of public programming for the library, was charged with interfering with an arrest. The libraries’ executive director, R. Crosby Kemper III. Kemper, said the private security guards have no right to remove library patrons and that he was going public because prosecutors refuse to drop the charges.

Land of the free? I think not.

Now watch a video of the incident, as well as two library employees discussing why they find it so disturbing.


We should all thank R. Crosby Kemper III and Steve Woolfolk for bringing this to our attention.

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Welcome to Clinton Amerika. Nothing to see here, move along. 

" Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose " 

Verloren's picture

He was charged with what? Challenging the accepted doctrine about America's "greatest ally"?

I wonder what's next... Thought crime?

ml8ml8's picture

Interestingly, Kemper is also one of the primary owners of UMB Bank, one of the (supposedly) safest banks in the U.S.

MegaOlmecanManiac's picture

The man who has lost everything can only find himself.

I don't mean 'man'... a person... woman or man... Er, I mean Zhe... Zim... Zir...? I mean fuck the joos.

HopefulCynical's picture

Question the Tribe - even if you are one - go to jail.

And people wonder why the "Alt-Right" is growing by leaps and bounds...

Million Dollar Bonehead's picture

If he didn't want to get arrested he should have not provoked the authorities. Dear Leader Hillary stands with our nations first responders! This rabble-rouser is very lucky that he didn't end up being used for target practice. He will certainly think twice about opening his impudent little mouth on government property from now on. All Hail Dear Leader Hillary! The day of Lillith comes!

AVmaster's picture

Waiting for the day you delete your account.... Along with that other smuck...

El Vaquero's picture

The popos and the DA are holding out, hoping for a plea deal or a guilty plea.  If they don't get one, this guy can (and should) sue the shit out of the individuals who arrested him, the PD, and if he can find some exception to the DA's immunity, the DA, though that one is a lot harder.  

pathosattrition's picture

The police are agents of the state, and thus represent the state's interests. Not the public. Not yours. And not justice.

Handful of Dust's picture

University of Kansas students berate, scream at conservative classmates in obscene tirade


Students from the Young America’s Foundation at Kansas University made good on their promise to continue to pursue dialogue with the campus’s social justice warriors.

Their second effort ended as predictably as their first, as YAF members were again subjected to verbal abuse, berated, called “racist” and accused of spreading “hate on campus. Only this time, 25 returning SJW students were joined by a new group of 75 protesters intent on disrupting YAF’s event.



The question is, why are these racists still in school?   Why hasn’t the university thrown these dangerous bullies out?


MagicHandPuppet's picture

He's lucky he didn't point his finger at the Po-Po.  They would have "mistaken it for a gun" and POW POW POW POW POW

Ignatius's picture

Jeremy is a 9/11 truther, Jewish and understands that Israel was involved.  Here is a clip from 2008 when he cornered former CIA Case Officer and frequent main stream commentator, Robert Baer, on the streets of LA after an event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z5BnihtWfs&t=4m14s

That's right.  Baer acknowledges that Mossad agents were in place BEFORE the first plane hit WTC1 to, as they later admitted on Israeli TV, "document the event."

For this and other reasons is why Jeremy came under attack.  A true American.

Crawdaddy's picture

Thanks for the link Ig. I've not seen this guy before. I note Mr Baer implicates Iran as conspirators but never mentions any high level Americans. That is problematic but maybe nothing.

Still it is a red flag to me. As the interviewer said "the facts are very suggestive this (9-11) couldn't have been done without help from the inside, including these war games" yet he quotes the 9-11 commission about Kalid Sheik Mohommasandwich.

Ignatius's picture

Yeah, the Iran connection smells like BS, but you take what you can get. 

Here's more detail:  http://noliesradio.org/archives/120491

And background on Prof. Hall's situation: 



Crawdaddy's picture

thankee - I'll checkerout

Tiwin's picture

I saw that , and it was disgusting, makes one long for segregated schools....but what does that have to do with out of control PIGS?

The guy was lucky they didnt shoot his azz

 Long as were trying to hijack the thread heres some of our finest Law pigs shooting a White 6 year old , with NO MENTION in the press or on ZH because when whites are killed by the Israeli trained blood-in-the-teeth thugs in blue , IT DOSENT FIT THEIR AGENDA

the only good cop is a dead cop.


justdues's picture

You must be American , you dont get sarcasm ? I mean could he get more obvious ?

consider me gone's picture

I know right? Dear Leader?  People amaze me. I wrote in one post that I detest Hillary. Some one responded that I'm a troll for Hillary. On the other hand, you don't really believe all Americans are incapable of understanding sarcasm. That would be as moronic as these idiots. Correct?

Countrybunkererd's picture

And you think your politics will save you (or at least those that you pretend to associate with do) from their wrath.  The liberals were the first to get executed during the prior boiling points I and II in europe.  Community Organsuckers and Fashionistas killed them in large numbers.

moneybots's picture

"If he didn't want to get arrested he should have not provoked the authorities."


Another great sarcasm.

corndog's picture

This contributor reminds me of Axis Sally or Tokyo Rose every time.

bh2's picture

Provoking authority with criticism is a hallowed American tradition.

When "provoked" by speech, the only lawful response is by speech.

Any more aggressive response is lawless.

ImGumbydmmt's picture

MDB! it took me months to finally realize your just a master of satire. I guess i'm just not as sharp as i used to think i was....

but this one was jsut pure Humor, The Onion Salutes You!

"The day of Lilith Comes" ROFL!!

Crawdaddy's picture

In a few more months, peeps may notice they be replying to an obviously fake MDB.


AVmaster's picture

Whats more disturbing is that nobody else got up to assist the person that was being falsely arrested...

The whole shittin works should've jumped the guards...


You all standing there like deer in headlights is the reason why this country is gonna get hit by the semi...

Tiwin's picture

And the "Law n Order" repubs will be the first to turn their guns in cause its the Law ya know

Forgot all about that tree of Liberty thing , yuh know needing the blood of tyrants


Police are TYRANTS.

Maybe BLM aint such a bad thing

Blame Soros all you want but people in the street are genuinely close to the boil point. At least the non white repub ones. The ones with balls. like germans

SilverSphinx's picture

At least start yelling, "Let him go! Leave him alone!"

GRDguy's picture

They also control Commerce Bank (Commerce Bancshares), UMB's competitor.  Very interesting banking family.

SumTing Wong's picture

I was at Dachau a while back. The first uarter of the museum focuses on how people who agreed with the Fuhrer politically got their butts tossed into the cam so they could concentrate on what they were doing wrong and how they needed to love Big Brother rather than continuing to try to make things better and more free. We are right there. 

Yes, the Communists killing 140 million or so were worse than the Fascists. Stalin did worse than Hitler. But history is sure rhyming with the present day here, and I don't like it one bit.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) SumTing Wong Oct 4, 2016 2:24 PM

It is the left (republican, democrat, other) who murder people who don't do/say/think their way.  We are run by the left.

consider me gone's picture

Yeah, the trend is not toward freedom at the moment. I hope I croak before the next major conflagration. My sympathy for mankind ain't what it was. We're just so friggin stupid taken as a species.  

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

To visit my local elementary school, you have to submit your driver's license. They scan it and RUN A BACKGROUND CHECK ON YOU. If you pass, they take your picture and make a temporary ID badge for you to wear while you are in the school.

The principal, of course, is an amazon of a leftist woman.

Big Sister with her boot smashing the face of the people is no kinder, no more respectful of liberty, and no more compassionate of humanity than Big Brother.

Crawdaddy's picture

So you immediately said "fuck you " to the county tax man amiright?

Yeah me either. But that is what its gonna take. All of us pussies are waiting for the first mofo to stick his head up so we can get a gage on how it will go if we followed suit. But the fuckers that  run this show know that and they use it against us.

Like the amigo in this link says, you can't take everything from a man or he will be free again. Leave him enough to make him not want to risk losing what he has left.



nuubee's picture

I don't agree with all the Israel conspiracy theories, but questioning U.S. involvement in the middle east is absolutely fair game regardless of where or when.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Its unequivocally the State of Rothschild.  What part of that do you not agree with?

nuubee's picture

1) I don't agree that Israeli Jews are bloodthirsty inhumans who just want to kill Arabs.

2) I actually think regressive Islam needs its ass kicked, and I don't mind Israel being the one to do it.

As far as state-ownership, you'll get little disagreement.

Tallest Skil's picture

>>just want to kill Arabs.

Correct; they want to kill everyone.

>>I don't mind Israel being the one to do it.

Except they're not doing it. They're making others pay for and die to do it FOR them.

GRDguy's picture

That's the problem.   They believe that Abraham spoke the truth about direct conversations with god.  Wrong, but it is so profitable to their leaders that they continue to believe that they're somehow "special" people.  They're not. No need for hate; just pity. Just a multi-generational lie.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Got to love those grants, that don't have to be paid back!  Every country that gets 'aid' from America actually gets loans.  Except Israel!

Meaning, America effectively pays TRIBUTE to Israel.  The more you know.

nuubee's picture

You're referring to stirring up shit in Syria because Israel and Assad do not get along? I don't mind if Israel does that to protect themselves. Again, Islamic fundamentalism should get it's ass kicked. Best way to do that, honestly is to wall off any country that doesn't accept western values, literally wall them off. No exit allowed from the 14th century until you accept something similar to the bill of rights.

U.S. shouldn't be involved.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Considering the House of Saud's history of financing Wahhabi (aka Extremist) Islam, how do you reconcile that fact with the close relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia?

Unless of course Rothschild is just fine with Saudi Arabia instigating a civil war within Islam...

conscious being's picture

Oded Yinon says Israel needs more Arab land, leading to half a million dead Syrians and you say "I don't mind"? Why don't you mind? Sounds callous and inhuman. Sounds like you're playing to the stereotype. Do you know Madaline Albright?

Jacks Nipple's picture

You sound like a nuubee. go read some books. The jews dont want to just kill arabs, noob. The true zionists dont give a crap about you unless you are one of them. I'm talking about the Khazans.

Tiwin's picture

Israel being the one to kick Muslims ass? Where the FUCK have you been THE LAST 25 years???!!!???

As you are clearly to addled to see, the country known as Israels BITCH , that is , the good old USA , has been fighting Israels wars for her.

And people like you just dont give a fuck.

And as long as we are dispelling your BLATANT fallacies, Israel IS a bloodthirsty nation. They dump White phosphorous on the open - air prison known as Gaza , Cluster bombs that look like toys for the lil arab kids, and your tax dollars all pay for it! Aint love grand?

 USS Liberty muthafukker

Lavon affair dipshite

Johnathan Pollard assholyroller

 South African nuke sale

Organ harvest


The US Supreme Court

 My kids teacher

the list goes on and on

 Keep voting "r" or "D' thatll fix it!

HalEPeno's picture

Save your breath.  The Jew haters can't be bothered with facts or logic.  The Articles of the Elders of Zion is their evidence of a malevolent zionist conspiracy to rule the world.  They've never read the Talmud, but are convinced that it is a blueprint for world domination. The thing is, if the Jews were really the all powerful, controlling manipulators the jewphobes seem to believe they are, the smartest thing they could do is get on board, because it would be a freaking bona fide miracle proving they are the chosen people of the one true God.  Good luck fighting that.

Now I'll hold my breath for the 50+ down votes to come.

PS to all you dog loving Jew haters.  I helped out a middle aged woman (Jewish) who started an animal shelter in East Jerusalem.  One night some Arabs crawled over the fence and killed all the dogs.  Little Palestinian kids like to beat them with sticks and kick them around.  Saw plenty of that as well. I am a gentile, but the Palestinians are generally trash (there are always a few exceptions). 


conscious being's picture

That's a cheezy way to deflect any valid critisism, by caling everyone a Jew hater. You are no Gentile. "Palestinians are trash". Who talks that way? More like a Jew Fascist /Jewish Supremacist.

wherewasi's picture

Not agreeing doesn't mean the dude can't say it or ask (aks?) about it.   What part of 'freedom of speech' have I misunderstood this time?

Erek's picture

You have the right to remain silent.