Monday, June 03, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MORE2 LAUNCH PROTEST AGAINST KANSAS CITY, KANSAS ALLEGED POLICE MISCONDUCT!!!
Controversy continues to plague The Dotte and the KCKPD. Now some of the most prolific social justice advocates are targeting an embattled law enforcement organization.
A couple of quick reports on KCK PD -- First, a note on their legal battles:
Lawsuit accuses KCK police of abusing power, planting evidence
The latest update regarding KCK PD Chief Terry Zeigler and his fight to settle politically charged "double-dipping" allegations:
KBI wrapped up their investigation and the findings have been presented to the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office for review.
And this brings us to activists who are speaking out against KCKPD . . .
MORE2 was created in 2004 as a social justice organization representing different faith traditions, cultural backgrounds, races, and economic means. The organization included twelve congregations and has now grown to thirty-two congregations and many individual members. We are united in our commitment to transforming our communities, building a Kansas City area that embraces all people and offers everyone the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.
As people of faith, we are called to break down barriers that divide us by race and class. Rather than providing services or programs, we work to change policies through grassroots movements, in ways that promote racial and economic equity in Kansas and Missouri.
Accordingly . . .
MORE2 WILL BE PROTESTING KCKPD THIS WEEK AND ATTEMPTING TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT ALLEGED INJUSTICE COMMITTED BY COPS!!!
Here's the word sent our way by AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS:
"Urgent announcement from MORE2. Calling ALL members of the faith community to join us WEDNESDAY for a March for Justice at 5pm at the parking lot at 5th/ Minnesota in KCKS. If you care about racism, #metoo, policing or immigrant issues, they're all combined here in one horrible situation. Please join us."
Obviously, there's more to this story but we believe the background gives readers the essentials without putting alleged victims at risk. Moreover, the public trust is better served by talking about these issues for everyone to see rather than limiting the conversation to insiders or social media back channels.
What we know for sure: The allegations are serious and hope to inspire comprehensive KCK reform among law enforcement. Meanwhile, KCK police continue community outreach and their work to repair the reputation of the dept. that has undoubtedly been damaged by recent scandals.
Developing . . .