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A Missouri man has been charged with "third-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and with obstructing government operations" after allegedly rushing the stage and "commandeering the microphone" from Kansas City Mayor Sly James' during his State of the City address of Tuesday.
As the mayor was giving his speech before an audience of about 250 people at the Gem Theater, a man went on stage and commandeered the microphone. The court file alleges that when the mayor’s police-provided bodyguard, Marlon Buie, grabbed him, Black resisted Buie by punching and swinging his arms. ... According to the court record, Black acknowledged in a statement to police that he interrupted the mayor by throwing a flag to the floor and yelling obscenities.
Black apparently was irate about crime and conditions in Kansas City. Watch the incident WHEN YOU JUMP ...