Sunday, March 08, 2020
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY TO CURB DEADLY POLICE SHOOTINGS IS THRU LOCAL CONTROL OF KCPD!!!
A two part conversation about the impact of officer-involved shootings has sparked renewed interest in police local control . . . Which is really more accurately described as Council control.
Here's a look the upcoming discussion . . .
Killed By Police: It Can Happen to You
A word from insiders:
"TKC, just wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to learn more about how the community is responding to the ongoing injustice of police killing residents. The first meeting was standing room only and the consensus is that local control might not reduce the homicide rate but it will certainly make police more accountable when people of color are killed. To date there hasn't been any independent review of many of these cases and local control is the only way to assure that voters have a voice when deadly force is called into question."
Local control as a way to reduce the number of officer-involved deadly shootings is a controversial but effective rhetorical strategy given the dearth of officers found guilty of any wrongdoing following deadly altercations. Grieving families also join the advocacy with raw emotion that overpowers most municipal concerns.
Accordingly, the push for local control continues to move forward and now fatalities following officer-involved shootings are memorialized as martyrs to achieve this political goal.
Developing . . .