Wednesday, August 19, 2020
ACLU OF KANSAS DENOUNCES 'MILITARIZED' RESPONSE TO BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS IN OVERLAND PARK!!!
Legal eagle outrage in the golden ghetto where fear of persecution among the middle-class is rampant . . .
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"We’re calling on the Overland Park Police Department to answer for its excessive, militarized response to a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest and for its suspension of the requirement for officers to identify themselves."
ACLU of Kansas issues letter of concern to Overland Park Police Dept. for chilling, militarized response to recent protests
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OVERLAND PARK, KS The overly reactive and militarized response of the Overland Park Police Department to recent, peaceful Black Lives Matter protests is cause for serious concern, the ACLU of Kansas noted in a letter to Department officials this week. Police appeared at the peaceful gathering in riot gear. They targeted protest leaders and hid their badge numbers from community members, refusing to note even which body they represented.
“We have received reports that your department responded to the protest in riot gear, authorized officers to withhold their badge numbers and other identifying information, and targeted protest leaders with harassment and arrest,” the letter, addressed to Chief Frank Donchez, said. “This conduct raises serious constitutional concerns and undermines community trust.”
The hiding of badge numbers was of particular concern.
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