Friday, August 11, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! ACTIVISTS RAGE AMID SPATE OF DEADLY OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS!!! INSIDERS: IS KANSAS CITY AT THE TIPPING POINT OF FERGUSON-STYLE ANTI-POLICE UPRISING?!?
A trio of controversial and deadly officer-involved shootings have evoked the ire or Kansas City activists who have long criticized local law enforcement.
Over the past couple of weeks, here's a quick roundup of the most controversial cases . . .
- On Sunday there was a tense scene at 34th and Prospect as neighborhood denizens didn't think police should've killed a gunman who dropped his weapon then picked it back up and targeted cops before they were forced to fire on him.
- This week, a car chase that involved Kansas City & Independence, MO authorities ended with a vehicle crashing into a mobile home as the victim of a police shooting stole a cop car before his demise that shocked nearby onlookers.
- At the end of July on the 4300 block of Chestnut Avenue police were called to the scene of a domestic violence incident where a man with a gun yelled “shoot me” multiple times and KCPD fired and killed him in the midst of 20-minutes worth of negotiations as nearby residents witnessed the horrific scene.
Accordingly . . .
While these shootings might seem justified to some to others they are a rationale for growing anti-police sentiment among a increasingly large number of residents. Moreover, local activists are gearing up to make the recent spate of police officer-involved killings a rallying cry for local law enforcement reform.
And so . . .
AS ACTIVISTS VOICE GRASSROOTS FRUSTRATION WITH INCREASING POLICE OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS . . . INSIDERS FEAR KANSAS CITY AND SURROUNDING MUNICIPALITIES STAND AT THE PRECIPICE OF "ANOTHER FERGUSON" ANTI-POLICE REVOLT!!!
Nowadays, in this social media connected era, it's important to see understand the narratives and perceptions that define our reality . . . Like it or not, it's better to consider and debate the perspectives that are frustrated with police then deny them their voice . . . Which is the point of this story.
You decide . . .