Wednesday, June 12, 2019
JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF AGREES TO GENTLY HOLD UNDERWIRE BRA MEETING AFTER PROTEST AND OUTCRY!!!
A cadre of lady lawyers pushed for change after a protest and spillover into a stacked Jackson County public meeting today.
However, and this deserve mention because our blog community of insiders noticed this one but nobody else did . . .
WHILST LADY LAWYERS COMPLAIN ABOUT BRAS, A POLICE OFFICER ATTACKED AT THE JACKSON COUNTY JAIL THIS MONTH HAS ALREADY BEEN FORGOTTEN!!!
Sure, it's not as "sexy" as lady professional potentially going bra-less in court but some dude nearly choking out a police officer during an escape attempt might also merit public conversation -- So far there has been very little transparency about security protocols that also confront tough questions amid an ongoing and dangerous human rights crisis at the jail.
But I digress . . .
Here's the aftermath of the great bra debate the media squeeze that led to an upcoming date that may or not include dinner and movie . . .
After Sheriff Darryl Forte sent a string of messages on Twitter, insisting he was standing his ground to keep jail employees, inmates and visitors safe. But the new protests and a special legislative meeting may now spark change.
"This policy is discriminatory against women and infringes on our clients' Constitutional access to counsel," attorney Tracy Spradlin said.
The attorneys have wanted a meeting with Forte and jail director Diana Turner. But when that didn't happen, they took to the streets to make their concerns heard -- loud and clear . . .
The Jackson County Legislature wanted to hear those concerns on the record. Attorneys, the sheriff and jail director all spoke to a packed public meeting Wednesday.
After the display the Sheriff agreed to the meeting with the the county human rights commission acting as mediators.
Check the links:
Fox4: Attorneys, sheriff agree to meeting on Jackson County jail security screening dispute
KCTV5: Kansas City attorneys protest jail bra policy
KSHB: After holding a protest on Wednesday outside of the Jackson County Courthouse, attorneys headed into the building where five female attorneys spoke to county legislators. Jackson County Sheriff Daryl Forte and other jail officials also spoke to legislators.
Developing . . .