This afternoon a Kansas City activist garnered widespread social media support against deadly police brutality not only in the tragic case of George Floyd but also citing recent deadly altercations involving the KCPD.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS PLAN SATURDAY EVENING PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST DEADLY POLICE BRUTALITY!!!
Supporters are advised to wear all black.
Check the public tweet from "Aunty Keji" that has seemed to spark the local movement.
At first glance we notice support from members of the "fair wage" lobbying group Stand Up KC. Some protesters among housing advocates KC Tenants have signed on as well. Additionally, there are signs of solidarity from the progressive election activists of Our Revolution KC.
Accordingly . . .
The undercurrent of these protests seems to advocate change for the KCPD whilst some are using this opportunity to bring up "LOCAL CONTROL" as an effort to force more accountability. On the other side of the equation, insiders repeatedly warn that CITY HALL CONTROL of KCPD could result in a devastating politicization of local law enforcement.
Here's further reading on this topic that has dominated headlines across the nation . . .
KCPD Feel Impact
'The tragedy in Minneapolis has impacted all of us': After George Floyd's death, KCPD says they are committed to protecting life
by: Brian Dulle, AP Wire Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri police is responding to the tragedy in Minneaplois this week that has shaken the nation after video surfaced showing a black man killed while in police custody.
Death Sparks DOJ Investigation
The Justice Department says it has made the investigation into George Floyd's death "a top priority," after furor over a video depicting a white police officer kneeling on his neck spilled over into widespread protests for a second night. Demonstrators gathered both in Minneapolis, where the black man died after his arrest, and as far afield as Los Angeles.
Prez Trump Upset At Tragedy
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday that President Trump was "very upset" when he saw the George Floyd video in Minnesota. It was "egregious, appalling and tragic," McEnany continued. "He wants justice to be served." She said that the video prompted Trump to "pick up the phone" while aboard Air Force One and ask the FBI to expedite its investigation.
Blame Game Politics Cont'd
Maxine Waters blames Trump for 'cops killing black people' and says cop who knelt on George Floyd 'enjoyed doing it'
REP Maxine Waters has shockingly blamed President Donald Trump for "cops killing black people" - days after George Floyd died in police custody. Waters, a Democrat from California who frequently launches wild attacks at Trump, told TMZ she thinks the Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed with his neck on Floyd's knee, "enjoyed doing it."
Rev Al Steps In . . .
Al Sharpton, Eric Garner's mother visit George Floyd site, call for national 'We Can't Breathe' movement
The Rev. Al Sharpton, Eric Garner's mother and City Council President Andrea Jenkins told a crowd gathered Thursday near the site where George Floyd died in Minneapolis that they stand with community members demanding justice and prosecution of the police involved. That should start with the immediate arrest of the four officers, Sharpton said.
Outcry Across The Nation
'No justice, no peace': Protests, violence continue in Minneapolis, New York City, other US cities following George Floyd's death
MINNEAPOLIS - Protests and, in some cases, violence, continued Thursday in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after a white officer pinned him to the ground under his knee. Hundreds of protesters flooded Minneapolis streets Thursday evening for a march through downtown.
Prosecutors looking at the death of George Floyd on Thursday asked the people of Minneapolis for patience while they investigate the case that has riled the city and the nation.
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