TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! INTERVIEW WITH "COP BLOCK" ORGANIZER PETE EYRE DURING HIS KANSAS CITY VISIT!!!
Over the weekend Kansas City's dynamic community of Liberty activists and enthusiasts met to welcome "Cop Block" organizer Pete Eyre.
The meeting was both social and informational. Our favorite Kansas City Liberty Activist Tracy Ward sent TKC home with a ton of literature that I've been looking through in between cable outages.
Pictured above, that's Liberty Restoration Project Leader Tracy Ward, Pete Eyre and up-and-coming activist Toni Bones.
Mr. Erye's mission seemed mostly focused on providing information and making connection among Kansas City's activist community. Despite the provocative name for his project, the way he described his efforts seemed more like community building.
Still, he did repeat the phrase "Badges, don't grant special rights" more than a few times.
Nevertheless, the most important question TKC posed to Mr. Eyre was the contrast between his efforts to watchdog local authorities vs. the outcry for more police and resources amid increased Kansas City violence and murder.
Here's how he answered:
"Consensual interactions among people are far more effective than relying on someone else or the government to solve problems. We respect people's right to defend themselves and protect their property and allowing the state special authority only creates an a myriad of incentives more focused on maintaining power rather than establishing order," Mr. Eyre said.
Toni Bones added:
"Look at what the outcry for more police has produced," she offered. "January was the most bloody month in Kansas City in 20 years and this comes after one increase to police funding after the next."
And now . . .
CHECK THIS EXCLUSIVE TKC INTERVIEW WITH COP BLOCK ACTIVIST PETE EYRE DURING HIS KANSAS CITY VISIT!!!
Interview with Pete Eyre
We certainly learned a lot from the Cop Block visit and remain impressed with the notable efforts of the Liberty Restoration Project and their increased activism in Kansas City.