Sunday, September 03, 2017
WITNESS!!! KANSAS CITY PETITION FOR MORE POLICING TARGETING ARMED MILITIA EARNS THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS!!!
Local author and activist Garrett Griffin has championed a powerful petition to purportedly provide more safety at future Kansas City protests and, as of this writing, 2,105 people have signed their names in support.
While 2nd Amendment activists might not appreciate the added regulation . . .
KANSAS CITY PROGRESSIVES PETITION THE KCPD AND MAYOR SLY TO SEPARATE ARMED MILITIA FROM CIVILIAN PROTESTERS!!!
At the last encounter, this division was basically enforced but here's a more formalized effort to make the separation part of policy as armed militia at peaceful protests continue to raise concern in Kansas City and across the nation.
Real talk . . . If the situations were reversed and armed leftists showed up with guns at Conservative events, the outcry would be equal and/or greater than this ongoing advocacy.
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KCPD: Keep the Militia on a Leash
On the weekend of August 19, 2017, leftist activists organized two events in Kansas City, Missouri: a rally against prisoner abuse and a march against white supremacy. Though successful, these rallies were stalked by men dressed in camouflage and armed with knives, handguns, and rifles -- members of a right-wing "militia" group called the "Three Percenters."
These men were inspired by the "militia" that protected the neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and Confederates in Charlottesville, Virginia, the week before. They were not present to protect the Kansas Citians gathering for justice for prisoners and people of color, as they absurdly implied in the press and to passersby. They came to intimidate, no doubt with some hope a protester would break a window or step out of line in some fashion so they could murder said protester and call it justified. The Three Percenters circled the protesters during speeches and then followed them on their march.
The Kansas City Police Department allowed this. It could have kept these counter-protesters behind a police line, cornered off away from the crowd, as it did during a June 10, 2017 protest/counter-protest. But instead the "militia" was allowed to stalk the crowd. Videos even surfaced of a disturbingly friendly police-"militia" relationship, in which one Three Percenter says the KCPD asked them to come and another tells police they'd "keep you in the loop" concerning any altercations (highlighting what they were there for, to take matters into their own hands, the police a mere afterthought).
Because the Three Percenters were there to intimidate, because weaponry readied against unarmed protesters is both unnecessary and enormously increases the risk of altercations, violence, or death, because protesters felt unsafe, and because (as with a car mowing down protesters) it is only a matter of time before a "militia" kills a protester for no reason, we demand the following:
1. During future events, "militias" and other counter-protesters will be kept at a safe distance behind a police line. The police will not allow them to leave their area, circle the crowd, enter the crowd, follow the crowd, or harass or terrorize or intimidate the crowd in any way.
2. The KCPD will immediately release a public statement declaring the above is official policy and will be followed to the letter.
You decide . . .