Tuesday, November 28, 2017
LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA RIPS KKFI STORY ALLEGING KCPD CRACKDOWN ON RECORDING OFFICERS
Push back on this story is coming by way of FB, Twitter et. al . . . Locals don't seem to want to believe the Midtown Kansas City encounter that ended badly for an impromptu activist . . .
Fact is . . .
The thin blue line betwixt the public's right to record vs. impeding officers in the performance of their jobs is often a matter of discretion. This debate goes back to the efforts of KC Cop Block that started an effort to record police a few years ago.
Here's the story for those who haven't seen it already . . . Most of the reaction hinges on wanting to hear the KCPD side of the tale as well.
KKFI: Filming The KCPD Can Get You Hurt
Deets . . .
"Filming the police is legal, but that doesn’t protect you from abuse and arrest if you try. Today’s guest, JJ was trying to help a lost girl at the Quik-Trip on Main find her parents when she was interrupted by an off duty KCPD officer. The officer didn’t seem to be helping the girl so JJ decided to film his badge number with her phone. The officer told her to stop filming and then she ended up on the concrete arrested for obstruction and trespassing."
You decide . . .