Thursday, June 18, 2020
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL DECLARES AMNESTY FOR #BLACKLIVESMATTER PEACEFUL PROTESTERS!!!
Recent protest and civil unrest has reportedly cost the KCPD more than a million dollars and counting.
The Plaza has suffered losses totaling more than five million bucks in addition to irreparable harm to property values and the iconic brand.
Nevertheless, today activists earned a milestone victory for a social justice protest that has brought Kansas City's oldest entertainment district, the Police Chief and the Mayor to their knees.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY MAYOR AND COUNCIL PROUDLY GRANTED AMNESTY FOR #BLACKLIVESMATTER PEACEFUL PROTESTERS DESPITE ECONOMIC DEVASTATION ON THE PLAZA!!!
We're trusting that violent looters still confront criminal charges BUT local courts don't have a good track record in bringing criminals to justice AND they're still looking for the "protesters" who burned that police car . . .
In an ironic twist of fate which mirrors the debate over police brutality; supporters of the social justice uprising argue that there were only a few violent offenders among their ranks whilst critics of recent protests condemn the entirety of all demonstrators for violence broadcast across the nation.
And so, for better or worse, this amnesty for protesters signals widespread political and community support for the Black Lives Matter movement across the nation and in Kansas City.
Check the links:
Fox4: Kansas City Council votes to wipe municipal charges for arrested protesters
KSHB: KCMO City Council approves amnesty for nonviolent protesters
KMBC: KCMO City Council gives amnesty to nonviolent protesters arrested on municipal charges
KCTV5: Ordinance to drop charges against peaceful protesters in KCMO passes
Developing . . .