Friday, September 15, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! RIOT TONIGHT??? KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS PLAN PROTESTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH STL AFTER DEADLY POLICE SHOOTING NOT GUILTY VERDICT!!!
STL stands on the precipice of civil unrest and rioting this evening.
Even worse . . .
KANSAS CITY PROTESTERS PLAN TO MARCH AND RALLY IN SUPPORT OF STL ACTIVISTS TONIGHT AND INTO THIS WEEKEND!!!
Here's a position statement just put on blast from local activists . . .
"Kansas City stands with the family, friends and community of Anthony Lamar Smith in their outrage over the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. We believe and assert that this was an unnecessary death and that our justice system failed Anthony and his family today. This case is a prime example of the completely broken nature of our justice system, and its failure to protect all people from unnecessary force and death at the hands of law enforcement officials. We also acknowledge that this case is another failure in addressing the racial inequity in our justice system that allows unjustified murders to occur without consequence to law enforcement. We demand that our elected officials in Missouri and Washington, D.C. address the racial inequity in our justice system and demand that our citizens be protected in the sight of the law.
"We are frustrated and alarmed that our own local and state governments have done little to address the growing concern related to police brutality and the wide gap of racial disparity in regards to the administration of law enforcement. Missouri has recently been designated with a Travel Advisory from the NAACP, warning people of color that they are at risk of having their civil rights violated in our state. Prior to that, a Department of Justice investigation into the City of Ferguson, Missouri revealed rampant racial injustice, harassment and discrimination. Still our state government has done little to address the growing trend of racial disparity in our law enforcement and justice system. We demand that Governor Eric Greitens and our state legislature work together to develop concrete policy to address the issue of disparity and equitable law enforcement . . ."
Plaza protest is a given but look for more local connections to Missouri unrest as the Missouri Guv has done his best to prep for violence.
BuzzFeed: A Cop Was Found Not Guilty In The Fatal Shooting Of A Black Man In St. Louis
Daily Mail: Latest: Protesters face off with police in St. Louis
RT: Jason Stockley Verdict Leads to Closings, Event Cancellations
STL: Protesters block on-ramp, call for boycott
Reuters: Protesters pour into St Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop
Developing . . .