Sunday, January 14, 2018
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY ACTIVIST COALITION UNITES TO QUESTION DEADLY POLICE SHOOTING!!!
The circumstances surrounding a Kansas City gunman shot and killed Monday night near 60th Street and Blue Hills Road have evoked anger throughout the urban core and now inspire a unified outcry among community leaders who question KCPD tactics.
Background on the incident from the night of the fatal shooting:
KCPD Spokeswoman Kari Thompson said officers attempted to perform a car check at Citadel Apartments but the driver got out and ran. Officers chased the man on foot. Thompson said the man then pulled a gun and one of the officers shot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Almost immediately following the deadly incident, nearby residents shared social media contradiction of the official story.
However, what's more important is an organized effort to pose questions to authorities on this topic of this killing . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS DIRECT OUR ATTENTION OF KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS WORKING ON A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO QUESTION THIS DEADLY KCPD SHOOTING!!!
Take a look at some of the talking points:
- Local activists offer their narrative of the KCPD action in context of the 2017 homicide spike: "Has it occurred to anyone in this town that there could be a connection between us having the highest homicide rate in decades and the fact that our police department has killed 5 people (that I know of) in the past year?"
- There's a great deal of frustration over tactics which has earned viral reaction via KC social media. A quote from a prominent online critic: "One questions, rather doubts, comments by a KCPD spokesperson, they are not adding up . . . If the victim was running away and an officer reportedly used a Taser, when that didn't stop the suspect? Did they shoot him in the back?"
- Additionally, members of the SCLC - Kansas City have questioned the necessity of the shooting amid a tidal wave of community OUTRAGE in the aftermath of this killing. Other civil rights organizations are also being encouraged to weigh-in on the topic of deadly police-shootings and RESIDENT REVIEW in the context of upcoming and continued local debate over proposed City Hall control of the KCPD.
And so . . .
Contradiction of the KCPD account was automatic via social media . . . The real story that will impact police & neighborhood relations in 2018 is rising anger among local residents in the aftermath of this deadly altercation and a growing partnership among community interests focused on criticism of police tactics.
Developing . . .