Friday, June 19, 2020
Kansas City Police Confront Push Back From Community On Juneteenth
In much the same way that Nicki Minaj American flag promotional hotness evokes "complex" feelings . . . Today community outreach for KCPD didn't go so well.
Here's a noteworthy sentiment from a 3rd District power player that's picking up traction via social media . . .
"So who thought it was a good idea to have over 10 KCPD Officers to distribute the Free Fresh Produce boxes at the Urban Baseball Academy on JUNETEENTH at 18th & VINE ?
"KC ROYALS and others involved this shows your lack of cultural sensitivity."
A bit more explanation and context in the aftermath of rampant civil unrest and continued debate over the perception of law enforcement in the urban core . . .
"The visual aspect of all those non-African-American police officers today was jarring for some . . . And it might have caused them not to participate . . . "
And as the debate continues we share some of our favorite links in order to celebrate the important American holiday . . .
Channel 5: Juneteenth to be a little different in KC this year
KMBC: Juneteenth events scheduled across Kansas City this weekend
UST: What to know about Juneteenth - Holiday marking Emancipation Proclamation takes on extra importance in 2020
KSHB: Groups hope to turn Juneteenth celebrations into action with voter registration drive
KCTV5: JuneteenthKC organizers reflect on the meaning of the increasingly popular holiday
Action 41 news: Juneteenth KC creates virtual event to commemorate holiday
Flatland: Faith Community Gathers on Juneteenth to Pray on Troost
Pitch: Support these local KC groups/organizations on Juneteenth to make this a better community
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