Thursday, July 09, 2020
TKC MUST SEE!!! COUNCIL DUDE ERIC BUNCH LEADS BLACK LIVES MATTER RESISTANCE TO UPCOMING KANSAS CITY FEDERAL PO-PO CRACKDOWN!!!
Forgive TKC if the "allies" make us giggle . . .
Here's the money shot fair use quote from behind a local blog paywall . . .
"Brandi Olachi, an organizer with Black Lives Matter KC, has mixed feelings about the federal operation. She wants families like LeGend’s to have whatever resources are necessary to get justice, but she’s also wary of a big influx of law enforcement, especially after the protests.
“There is a mistrust there,” Olachi said. “A well-earned mistrust.”
"City Council member Eric Bunch said he understands the need to reduce Kansas City’s violent crime but bolstering law enforcement resources isn’t the answer.
Local police have seen consistent increases in funding with little to no progress in solving crimes or reducing violence, he said. Plus, he said, the racial profiling and over-policing Black and brown people face from police could also come through during investigations of local crimes.
“Adding more law enforcement creates a greater tension between the communities that we’re trying to protect, and the people who are charged with protecting them . . ."
“As we know with police brutality, but then specifically the great loss of Black lives at the hands of law enforcement and the mass incarceration in particular of Black men, I’m concerned about bringing that element into Kansas City in greater numbers, Bunch said."
You decide . . .