This morning we continue coverage and conversation of a movement that every other media outlet in Kansas City is too scared to mention.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY 'DEFUND THE POLICE' DEMANDS ESCALATE AND INSIDERS FEAR "LOCAL CONTROL" COULD BE THE GATEWAY TOWARD THIS GOAL!!!
Here's the word:
"Defunding police is what 'local control' really means. With City Hall governing KCPD, anything is possible and law enforcement would be at the mercy of any whim or "movement" that takes hold of 12th & Oak. Get it straight, Mayor Quinton Lucas has already signed on to the local control movement in view of over 1000 protesters. So now we're talking about police under the authority of a mayor who has spent the last week on his knees before protesters. Sorry, but that shouldn't make anybody feel safe. I agree with the community review board plan and there are reforms that need to happen . . . But let's never forget that switching police to city hall control will fundamentally change KC law enforcement and there's no going back. It's something that deserves to be debated, not just demanded."
Accordingly, here's more info on the movement for both local control and defund the police that KC MSM would rather politely ignore . .
Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that growing calls to " defund the police" are not about eliminating police departments, but about reinvesting funds toward "the resources that our communities need."
Prez Trump Attacks Movement
President Trump railed against former Vice President Joe Biden and "radical" Democrats Sunday morning over a recent push to weaken law enforcement in the wake of George Floyd's death. Days after the death of Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died while in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck, Black Lives Matter said they "call for a national defunding of police," and notable Democratic voices have echoed the sentiment.
Defund Movement Might Be Trap For Democratic Party
In the wake of the death of George Floyd, protests have swept the nation, calling for overdue systemic reforms in law enforcement mechanisms. It is clear that immediate action must be taken to reform the police, given that inaction in the last half century has allowed racist and brutal measures to stand.
You decide . . .