Friday, June 19, 2020
TKC POWER MOVE OF THE WEEK!!! NORTHLAND COUNCIL LADY HEATHER HALL ARGUED AGAINST AMNESTY FOR KANSAS CITY PROTESTERS!!!
Here at TKC we have a history of supporting losing causes and so tonight we highlight A KCMO POWER MOVE OF THE WEEK which was ultimately doomed but took a bold stand nevertheless.
Agree or disagree, in these unprecedented times speaking up is important and the only real political capital.
Accordingly . . .
Check Northeast new for a roundup of the decision to grant protesters amnesty . . .
"1st District Councilwoman Heather Hall and 2nd District Councilwoman Teresa Loar both voted against the ordinance. 2nd District Councilman. Dan Fowler and 4th District At-Large Councilwoman Katheryn Shields did not vote on the issue."
Even better, here's an important statement that speaks to the issue directly . . .
Kansas City Member Heather Hall Statement Against Protester Amnesty
Today I rise to reinforce my call to vote no on ordinance 200415. Instead I ask for Due Process to occur.
This is not Due Process: retroactively rescinding municipal code does not fix or change laws, it only gives relief to a particular group or for a particular reason (what if next time, it’s for a reason you don’t like)?
Will this become the norm in Kansas City? Are we going to administer our laws by committee after the fact? I ask you to vote ordinance 200415 down and review the options to actually create unity and peace and justice in our community by allowing for Due Process. Let the prosecutors, judges, plaintiff and police work together on each offense and determine the best option (community service, probation, dismissal or let the charges stand). This is what I like to call choices lead to consequences.
Over 736 private citizens voiced their opposition to Ordinance 200415 and I think they deserve to be heard . . .
Are their voices not as important as others? Do they not have rights? What about the officers? The businesses that were vandalized? Don’t they have rights? Should they have to spend their own money to replace what others destroyed? Is that justice? Peace? Unity?
Remember when we hosted the World Series Parade? The Super Bowl Parade? Over 800 officers at the World Series and 600 officers at the Super Bowl were there, keeping the peace, making sure everyone was safe and having a good time, all while protecting thousands of parade-goers from a very dangerous car chase through the parade route. Remember the boy they gave a new Nintendo switch (with their own money)? These are the same officers who stood on the line the past two weeks keeping peace in our City. This shows that we can get along if we are in unity with our purpose.
This ordinance is about Due Process and the rule of law. All parties involved have the right to be heard in the court of law. This ordinance violates the people’s rights.
Furthermore, this ordinance supports the political agenda of the protestors involved. By intervening in the rights of the people, those who vote for this are using their office to further a political agenda.
This is the same type of political interference that caused KCPD to go under State Control in the first place. They say history repeats itself and today we will see if Tom Pendergast and his cronies are back or if Due Process and the rule of law are maintained. The people are watching and if local control is what you want than political ideology cannot win over due process and the rule of law.
Please, vote no with me on Ordinance 200415.
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