Friday, June 12, 2020

Budget Breakdown: Here's How Kansas City Activists Plan To Defund The Police

Check this recent outline of a plan to shift budget priorities and "invest" more cash in social workers, mental health, community resources and maybe, if we're lucky, a few more pizza parties like the kind former Mayor Sly James advocated.

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Metro groups push for review of KCPD funding for possible redistribution

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - There have been calls nationwide to defund and dismantle police departments, and now local advocacy organizations are calling for city leaders to take a closer look at Kansas City's police budget.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never.Gonna.Happen. Despite the rhetoric, huffing and puffing, and fist-pumping of the past couple of weeks, city leaders across the country are already abandoning this very bad idea. Several departments have actually increased police budgets in their cities. Want to see what can happen without appropriate policing? Take a look at the shithole Seattle is rapidly turning into.

Anonymous said...

Several autonomous communities function without policing or government. Not saying it will work in Seattle, but it has worked reasonably well elsewhere, including Rojava, MAREZ, Freetown Christiana, Dreamtime Village, PAZ ecovillage, PAZ, ZAD, and Black Bear Ranch. The basic idea is that people should be free to peacably self-organize and create a non-heirarchical community of their own.

Anonymous said...

No way this could happen without a vote of the people, it’s stupid anyway besides, if this were to happen thank god we have the 2nd amendment to fall back on!

MERICA!

Anonymous said...


Ghana is offering black people to go there and start a new life. It's beautiful there and I think more black people should think about it they would be happier if they left the country. Ghana says the U.S. doesn't like you and you should move there. I'm sure there would be a fund set up everyone could contribute and get all of the black people a free ride out of here. Something to think about because race relations will never be the same here.

Anonymous said...

7:41 it’s funny how the “Chaz” people just took what they wanted, they didn’t do anything to earn it, build it, supply it with utilities, provide infrastructure of any kind. These clueless idiots have their own police force, think about that, this is what brought on the whole damn thing was the police and yet they’ve established their own police dept.

They were gonna beat to death a man who they claimed stole a phone, it turns out it was his own phone, the accuser forgot where they put it and found in time before they hurt him more. Police brutality? These fools are gonna kill somebody and they’re complaining about police brutality.

There’s no way any of these idiots could build this all on their own, hell, they don’t even have money to buy food and water! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Arrange for a ride-along with the KCPD East Patrol on a Friday or Saturday night.
Sign up for the dog watch, which runs from 7:30pm to 6:30am
Be sure to stay the whole time.
Then please report to this blog your recommendations about abandoning a police department in KCMO.
By the way, if you talk to the regular folks who live on the east side and are just trying to live, earn livings, and raise families, just like most of the rest of us, you'd find that the last thing they'd want is to have a reduced police presence.
This is real life. Not a college seminar or a teenage forum.
Get serious.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

The protesters motto should be;
If they can do it in Jonestown, we can do it here”!

Anonymous said...

Most these protesters have no life experience to refer to other than chaos. Worked for nothing, own nothing, responsible for nothing, know nothing and of didn't do nothing.

Anonymous said...

What does Patty Cakes Mahomes think of defunding the police department?

Better be sure to get his and Fat Andy's approval before you do anything.

Anonymous said...

Lucas knows that calmer heads will prevail.

Anonymous said...

Loved Mahomes and the Chiefs. We have learned to do without alot things lately due to the pandemic, I guess I can do without SJW bendy knee celebrities too.

Keep politics out of sports and entertainment.

Oh BTW, eliminate the National Anthem so there is no opportunity or reason to be political in anyway. Terrible shame but do not give not a platform to these idiots. Continue to honor our military heroes, just keep our nationalism like our religion personal.

Anonymous said...

Better yet; keep the national anthem and the flag out of Billionaire Clark Hunt's NFL stadium so his millionaire players don't desecrate it and dishonor our fallen veterans.

Defund taxpayer subsidy of Arrowhead Stadium !

$250 million in taxpayer revenue would be saved to invest in food, clothing and healthcare for the underprivileged in the KC metro.

Anonymous said...

If BLM and ANTIFA really want to get their message out; go protest and riot at Arrowhead Stadium.

Anonymous said...

Once the 200 mil contract is signed, Mahomie will move from State Line house to an estate (plantation?) in Johnson County or Lee's Summit.

Retro ROCKER said...

How many Homes will be sold within the City Limits If you Defund,THE Police.How many Businesses will leave or not move into the City Limits. How many visitors will come into town .Your Politicians are not playing with a full deck. And the Media is going along with this nonsense. Kansas City will never Recover and what Business will want to move into the Plaza .The Rent,Is to High and a few Customers with money .

Anonymous said...

Chaz that dump who gives a fuck all that’s left in that ghetto are democrooks

Anonymous said...

I’m so glad that I was smart and driven enough to move from that crime ridden ghetto

Anonymous said...

LET THE CIVIL WAR BEGIN IT = liberal trash kills liberal trash

Anonymous said...

Here’s how to defund the police:

Stop renewing the Public Safety sales tax. It’ll be coming up for renewal shortly and White people, if they’re serious, will not vote to renew the 1/8 cent sales tax that was misused under Daryl Forte, Chief of Police and Sly James Mayoral Administration.

This is simple. This is a sure-fire way, at the ballot box and without Council interference, to defund the police department.