Sunday, June 14, 2020
ESCALATION: KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS DON'T JUST WANT TO DEFUND POLICE, NOW THEY HOPE TO ABOLISH KCPD!!!
Over the past few weeks we've been talking about the "Defund The Police" movement and its implications for Kansas City.
Whilst the slogan is derided and dismissed by conservatives, some of our progressive friends hoped to clarify the goals of the effort and explain that the move was really about "refocusing" on civic priorities like mental health and social welfare in order to prevent violence within the community.
Even if all of that is hopelessly naive, it seems really nice and clearly comes from a place of love and concern for humankind.
However . . .
LAST NIGHT KANSAS CITY PROTESTERS AMPED UP THEIR RHETORIC AND NOW MAKE THEIR GOALS CRYSTAL CLEAR: THEY WANT TO ABOLISH THE KCPD!!!
This effort isn't about transitions, it's revolutionary and deserves to be considered on its own merits without apologists attempting to water down the idea.
To that end, we grabbed a really informative meme in order to offer a clear vantage of the ABOLISH KCPD MOVEMENT that was on display last night in this town's premier entertainment district as police watch crowds take over on street after the next . . . Checkit:
The Hill: 'Defund the police' movement hits semantics roadblock
Fox News: NY Times op-ed clears up 'Defund the police' confusion: 'Yes, we mean literally abolish the police'
Politico: The Deep Roots—and New Offshoots—of ‘Abolish the Police’
You decide . . .