Behind the scenes tempers flare among Kansas City elected officials regarding the fate of the protest camped out on the front lawn of city hall.
To wit . . .
AN ORDINANCE SUPPORTING THE 'PEOPLE'S CITY' PROTESTERS EARNS REBUKE FROM COUNCIL MAJORITY!!!
So far there are only three votes endorsing this mostly meaningless legislative shout out. The Mayor's team is attempting to kill the resolution before it hits the floor and most of our Northland council members are in opposition.
Meanwhile, with no pride at all, we're happy to report that our blog community concerns about public health is gaining traction in consideration of this controversial demonstration.
Nevertheless, the protest continues for a 5th night. Here's a roundup of today's coverage . . .
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) - As some police departments in our area get ready for National Night Out Tuesday night, the country-wide effort to improve relationships between officers and the people they serve, others are protesting, and one local activist is condemning the event entirely.
The Pitch Promotes Camp Out
Each week for the last 4 and a half months, protesters gathered outside the downtown Kansas City Police Headquarters to demand the resignation or firing of Police Chief Rick Smith. Labeled "The Friday Night Protest", this has become a weekly ritual for Black activist groups The Miller Dream and Black Rainbow.
Reporting Feisty Day Five
Activists who were outraged when a white Kansas City police officer knelt on the back of a Black pregnant woman during an arrest last week have set up camp outside city hall and say they plan to stay until the officer and police chief are fired.They also want the city
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