Thursday, August 24, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! NEW KCPD CHIEF DEBUNKS INTERNETS RUMOR THAT POLICE COOPERATED WITH MISSOURI MILITIA AMID KANSAS CITY ANTI-RACISM PROTEST!!!



After a whackjob online video and a few social media threads . . . KCPD is forced to confront a persistent rumor regarding their interaction with gunman who intimidated social justice protesters over the weekend. Checkit:

KCPD CHIEF: The truth about how we respond to demonstrations and protests

Despite online rumors and conspiracy theories, let me be clear that the Kansas City Missouri Police Department never invites any person or groups to a demonstration. The KCPD does not sanction any demonstration events. In regard to a protest on Aug. 19, 2017, we never asked for any assistance from any militia group, nor would we.

The sole purpose of KCPD’s presence at any demonstration, rally or protest is to ensure everyone can peacefully and safely exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights to speech and assembly.

Police cannot and will not favor one side over another, no matter how that group may align with our own personal ideals. Officers are only there to maintain peace.



As a former Tactical Enforcement commander, I have done this many times. One of the most memorable – and an example of protecting constitutional rights even when we disagree with the message – is when KCPD was assisting the city of Joplin, Mo., after they were ravaged by a tornado in May 2011. A man who supported a group well known for hateful speech came to Joplin, and counter protests from a number of groups were planned. President Obama was scheduled to tour Joplin’s devastation on the same day. Dozens of KCPD officers were trying to maintain peace and order. Due to the building hostility, our officers tried to form a barrier between that particular demonstrator and counter-protestors when several people broke through and tried to attack the demonstrator. My fellow squad members and I tackled the demonstrator to protect him from the onslaught, and then we had to run him out of the crowd surrounded by officers. We undoubtedly saved his life, but ultimately we weren’t there to protect him. We were there to protect the Constitution.

KCPD members will speak with anyone who asks them questions about the safest way to go about a demonstration. A contact is not the same as “collusion,” which some on social media are alleging.

In fact, if police are aware of demonstrations in advance, we have a long-standing practice to reach out to event organizers days or weeks beforehand to give them a point of contact and trade concerns. Some groups even tell us how many people plan to be arrested.

Our policy reinforces what every officer is commanded to do at a demonstration: remain neutral and protect rights, people and property. This is what our policy states:

“A. All citizens have a constitutional right to peaceful assembly and protest. This department has a professional mandate to safeguard and protect all citizens as they exercise their constitutional rights.

“B. The role of law enforcement officers at a peaceful demonstration or strike scene is to protect life and property and keep the peace. Officers must assume and maintain a neutral and impartial demeanor toward the issues of the demonstration or strike.”

You can see the full policy on our web site (the Response to Protest section begins on p. 18).

Note the section that says officers will “maintain a neutral and impartial demeanor toward the issues of the demonstration or strike.”

A recent petition calls for us to cordon off people like militia members at future protests. Our department has a number of practices to maintain peace and order at such events, and we use the minimum amount of intervention and/or force necessary. Commanders were on scene closely monitoring the situation on Aug. 19 to determine whether any greater levels of intervention might be needed. At one point, a confrontation did start between the two groups, and we used a low-level intervention – officers on horses – to separate them.

KCPD will remain as uninvolved as we can to allow for the free expression of ideas. We cannot ask one group to leave a public park or other public area. If two families show up in a park, we can’t tell one to stay and one to leave, and the same applies to protest groups.

Our only goal is to create a safe environment for everyone exercising their rights and for those who may be nearby.

43 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why.did the militia expect violence?

Anonymous said...

And when NAMBLA comes to town KCPD will be there to support man boy love as free speech.

Anonymous said...

God Bless KCPD

Anonymous said...

Damn, sounds like we might finally have a Chief of Police who knows what the hell he is doing.

Anonymous said...

God damn KCPD.

Byron Funkhouser said...

4:23, they weren't expecting violence; they were hoping for violence. That's why they brought their guns. They were hoping for a chance to kill someone in self-defence.

By extension, they were demonstrating that the Second Amendment only applies to white people. Does anyone really think that a bunch of black men can carry military weapons to a demonstration?

Anonymous said...

KCPD sucks.

Anonymous said...

Second Amendment does not mention race.

Anonymous said...

God Bless you

Anonymous said...

Shithouser it's time for your sweetie and you both to have some black cock in your arse

Anonymous said...

The Cretins carrying guns were looking for trouble.

Did you try talking to them?

Pretty arrogant for being retards.

Anonymous said...

Only if you are a thug

Anonymous said...

4:23 did you already forget about Charlottesville? There was no violence because KCPD and the militia were there. Plus it was a small crowd to begin with

Anonymous said...

Byron you are an idiot. Please take your crazy meds now. Black people carry their "military weapons" every where they go and the evidence is over 90 murders to date so put a sock in your progressive race baiting ass

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Anyone carrying a rifle to a legal demonstration is an idiot

Anonymous said...

Your ancestors said you could so..... SUCK IT!!!! Lol!

Anonymous said...

MORE MEDIA LIES!

Anonymous said...

Byron, the colors are the people killing each other and everyone!

Anonymous said...

Why are progressives afraid of guns? Is it because they can send other people's sons and daughters to war to fight for their freedom? I'm constantly amazed at how many people on this site and all over this city and country are literally scared to death at the sight of a gun. Barring getting robbed at gun point by the inner city youth scholars that is! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Byron, look at the flowers!

Anonymous said...

"Byron" does not exist.

He is a sock puppet.

Phil Cardarella said...

The FALSE rumor that the KCPD "invited" the gunnut militia got started because the KCPD did suggest that if they were going to stand around waving AK-47s and other artillery, they should stand in a shaded area separate from the peacelovetolerance folks.

Now, the cops actually did do them a favor -- since the gunnuts did not have to hear all of the really, really sincere lecturing from really, really sincere not-quite millennials (almost totally white) lecturing on the suffering of racism in America. At length. In the hot sun -- since the really, really sincere moved everyone out of the shade.

Now, anyone who thinks that it is not intimidating to see a bunch of gunnuts in camo waving their artillery around in the park is brain-dead. And, that intimidation factor is the very point of the guns, any honest person will admit. Guns turn little men into big, and insecure men into fools. Real patriots do not need to waive guns at their fellow citizens -- legally or not.

Anonymous said...

POLICE WORK IS TOUGHER THAN ANY OF YOU LIBIOTS COULD HANDLE. WHAT HAVE ANY OF YOU BITCHES EVER DONE BESIDES CRY ABOUT EVERYTHING AND COLLECT OFF THE GOVERNMENT!

Anonymous said...

What color was the guy shooting up the restaurant today in Charlottesville and is that a hate crime or another coverup?

Anonymous said...

Byron, you ignorant slut, yo want us all to worry about white men with guns in a city where black men with guns are setting new murder records every day.

You're such a dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Phil, really, that is just stupid on so many levels it's ridiculous. Who was waving guns around? Nobody. You obviously have had too many martinis today, I saw video that was completely opposite of your really really sincere not-quite millinials "lecturing" on the suffering of racism in America. So your more pissed because you wanted to be in the shade and couldn't because you were scared of the "gun nuts" why weren't man enough to go speak to them, no, you would rather spread rumors and freak people out wouldn't you. Progressive idiot. I'm still wondering how these terrorist gun waving gun nuts got past the FBI, homeland security and KCPD, maybe because they weren't a threat to you or any other of you crybabies.

P.S. your starting to sound like that creepy dude named Byron

Anonymous said...

Another kcpd failure.

Anonymous said...

659 loves Koolaid aid cause it can't think for it self

Anonymous said...

It would be an interesting experiment if all those "really really sincere" do-gooders would spend some quality time in neighborhoods east of Troost, talk with some of the residents there, actually learn something about the different factions and how they interact (or don't) in that part of KCMO, and develop some ideas as to how to curb the violence, crime, and homicides that plague that community.
What's happening in KCMO makes much more difference to many more people than making believe you're concerned about events in Charlottesville, Cleveland, or any of the other news spots du jour.
They might even want to start by riding along with the East Patrol cops on the dog watch (7;30pm-6:30am) on a Friday or Saturday night.
Being really really sincere and spending a couple hours with your signs and you friends may make you feel even more sanctimonious that usual, but it doesn't accomplish squat.
Contributing to your community is hard work and these clowns aren't even really trying.
But were there selfies?

Anonymous said...

No one was waving guns

Anonymous said...

The videos I seen on here show them giving respect and speaking intelligently to officers and getting the same respect back. People need to learn how to act properly.

Anonymous said...

^^^^+1

Anonymous said...

Black men can't carry guns at a demonstration because most are felons, fucking retard.

Anonymous said...

Blacks only have stolen guns

Anonymous said...

Not if there's a chance to gun down and kill some progressives. That is pretty clever.

Anonymous said...

Phil-latio, you are a stupid faggot cocksucker. Everyone knows you are a lying pole smoker.

Anonymous said...

Phil sucks even more cock than Byron.

my butt hurts said...

Real men have gun's. Guns make them hero's. And they are invinssable when they have there gun's and there since of justice is pure. Unlike panzy lib's who are afraid of gun's and arent man enough to own 1. Next to carrying a gun, calling a lib a cocksucker make's me feel manly to. An I'm no longer inaddiquit. All you lib's are afraid of gun's and cocksucker's.

Anonymous said...

919 YOUR FINALLY GETTING IT! GUNS ARE GREAT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

AND LIBS DO SUCK COCK. IM PROUD OF YOU NOW YOUR NO LONGER A LITTLE BITCH BOY PUSSY THAT CANT THINK FOR YOURSELF.

Anonymous said...

Yep

my butt hurts said...

YOUR FINALLY GETTING IT! GUNS ARE GREAT!!!!! AND LIBS DO SUCK COCK. IM PROUD OF YOU NOW YOUR NO LONGER A LITTLE BITCH BOY PUSSY THAT CANT THINK FOR YOURSELF. AND TYPING IN CAPS MAKES ME MANLY TO.

Anonymous said...

So this means we all get to slap horses now?