This dumbass blog often attracts from attention a great many lawyers who must stay informed regarding every facet of local politics and culture. Whilst suits always ruin a good time, they're also a big part of the Kansas City discourse.
Accordingly, this cryptic newsie tidbit was sent our way and it might or might not impact the local protest scene as demonstrators are clearly escalating their actions.
Checkit . . .
CONSERVATIVE LEGAL ESQUIRES CONSIDER THE ETHICS OF KANSAS CITY ATTORNEY STACY SHAW AS HER PASSIONATE PROTEST ADVOCACY SPARKS PUSH BACK!!!
Here's a quick message sent our way . . .
"The Missouri Bar has recently posted a lot of resources regarding what lawyers should do when they suspect their colleagues might have made an ethical lapse. This is valuable information and I'm not the only one who is reading it. What you don't know TKC, is that there are many attorneys who have pertinent questions about Stacy Shaw and her involvement in protests that have resulted in negative consequences for our community. Of course everyone remembers violent confrontations between police and protesters on the Plaza. In Westport there was a fire set in a public street and the doors of a bar were smashed. Last night some protesters engaged in vandalism against KC police headquarters. There are many common denominators in these protests . . . My colleagues and I notice Ms. Shaw's advocacy related to recent protests and her online messages as well. I do not think it's unfair to raise questions about how an officer of the court should conduct themselves during a volatile time of civil unrest. I am certain Ms. Shaw understands that participation in any manner of illegal activity is prohibited by the rules that govern attorneys in our great state. And I hope that she might be open to discussing her activity in a setting that's more professional than online chats and protests on Kansas City streets . . ."
As always, when local sharks get cold and calculating in their talk . . . TKC gets nervous. Remember, Dammit Jim, TKC is a
To be fair to Ms. Shaw, is in fact arising star attorney. and she has been completely forthright and transparent about her legal standing and her work to represent clients - Many of whom have actively engaged in local protests.
In her latest response to Mayor Quinton Lucas, she offers a very informed and strident defense of her reasoning and protest advocacy.
As a public figure gaining prominence in Kansas City, we assume Ms. Shaw's heart is pure and her intentions are good.
Moreover, protesters are rallying on local social media circles to clarify Ms. Shaw's role in recent protests . . .
UPDATE: Check the last comment on this post wherein Attorney Ms. Shaw offers an EPIC post on her protest perspective!!!
Accordingly . . .
Readers of this blog and all legal eagles, scumbags, sportos, sluts, bloods, dweebies, motorheads, wasteoids in Kansas City understand that debate over ethics and potential criticism from colleagues is a very real cost of engaging in the public discourse regarding social justice as the American political conversation becomes more acrimonious and the voting public moves closer to the election.
Developing . . .