Ranting feels good, it can be entertaining and often draws a crowd — but it's rarely effective.
A rant against the KCPD was witnessed across the world but the morning after here's the reality: The efforts to remove the KCPD Chief has stalled, the Police Board hasn't signaled any hint of removing the Chief and a protest against police brutality recently shut down amid rumored lack of interest and the cold.
Even worse . . .
Tensions betwixt the community & police are now heightened at a time when the upcoming election threatens to spark another round of civil unrest.
And so . . . In terms of policy, the rant did a great deal to bolster the profile of one activist but hasn't really seemed to convince voters or policy makers which is important given that, like it or not, for the moment persusasion remains one of the greatest tenets of American Democracy.
Footage of a Black woman talking to Kansas City police has gone viral. Keiajah "KJ" Brooks - alongside fellow activists - interrupted a meeting between the Kansas City Board of Commissioners on Tuesday (Oct. 27) and demanded that Police Chief Rick Smith resign for his mismanagement of complaints related to the excessive force and fatal shootings of Black men.
You decide . . .