Wednesday, May 08, 2013

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE WIN POLITICAL RIGHTS!!!



Missouri has passed an important bill that will give Kansas City Police a greater opportunity to participate in local Democracy.

To wit . . .

THEY'RE CALLING IT "THE POLITICAL RIGHTS BILL" AND TODAY IT PASSED WITH A BIT OF QUIET CELEBRATION ON BACKGROUND AND AMONG KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICERS!!!

EXCLUSIVE TO TKC . . . Here's the message on blast that's making it's rounds among local police:

"The political rights bill has passed and awaiting the Governor's signature, congrats Lodge #99." - FOP President Dumit"



Call this a MAJOR win for Kansas City Northland MO State Sen. Ryan Silvey . . .

And yes, KCPD participation in local politics seems like something that would be beneficial at the very least . . . Just to offset other powerful local unions attempting to speak for the Dept.

Here's the text of the legislation:

Current Bill Summary

SB 216 - Under this act, political subdivisions cannot prohibit first responders from engaging in political activity while off duty and not in uniform or being a candidate for or holding a public office unless the activity or candidacy is otherwise prohibited by law.

This act repeals provisions of law which currently prohibit any employee or officer of the Kansas City Police Department from belonging to a political party committee, being a ward committeeman or committeewoman, or making contributions of any kind for political activity. Also repealed is a provision that prohibits any person from soliciting a police employee, officer, or a member of the police board for any political purpose.

Current law prohibits a Kansas City officer or employee from soliciting any person to vote for or against a candidate for public office, "poll precincts", or be connected with similar political work for a political organization, party, or candidate. Under this act, those activities are only prohibited while the officer or employee is on duty or in uniform . . .
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Congratulations to KCPD Officers . . . Welcoming people to MORE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS to our Kansas City Democracy isn't just the right thing to do . . . But also something that will benefit the local electorate overall.

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

About damn time!

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder why they were ever prohibited...could it be corruption?

Anonymous said...

Agree about the need to offset. it's time for local 42 to stand down.

Anonymous said...

First order of business, clean out the 5th floor and the incompetents that occupy it. The Chief has got to go!!!

Dmark said...

look for even more fallout from this. They need to clear out Jackson County Democratic Committee too.

Anonymous said...

Everybody get ready for nothing to happen. Unless 7-11 forms a political party.

GOC said...

Wrong.

This is a big deal and the Mayor and council would be wise to pay attention.

Anonymous said...

The citizens of Kansas City will regret this in the long run.

Anonymous said...

Citizens will regret more voters getting involved?

Doubtful. This isn't China.

Blight MeKC said...

So, they can sign the Recall Reed petition, now? I should have waited.

Anonymous said...

The mayor has the chiefs back just like the chief has the mayors back. Why do you think the mayor didn't have to pay the tow charge on his car?

Anonymous said...

Cops are citizens, asshole. And ALL citizens should have the right to participate in the political process.

A lot of Doctors get medicare and medicaid $$, but their not prohibited from participating in Federal election. This is no different.

The Hatch Act and its state-level spawn have been a stain on our democracy. They have nothing, 0, nada, zilch to do with "corruption" and everything to do with unjustly shackling trade unionism and the voice of working people in politics.

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't take the comments to heart from a blog full of liberal cry baby rubes.

Carrie G. said...

Actually, I'm surprised the comments were so supportive. Things are usually a mixed bag around here, if it's not the crazy racists than the liberals come out of the woodwork; kind of like feeding frenzy of contrariness.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GAWD Will the mayors son ever get another ticket Louie Wrigt steps down at local 42 and we think the corruption of the Unions will end Now comes the Police Only in America can people be subjected to this terror