Amid ongoing outcry against high-profile deadly American encounters with police, an upcoming verdict sparks concern in Kansas City and across the nation.
Accordingly and thanks to our blog community . . .
CHECK A FEW LOCAL HOTSPOTS WHEREIN A VERDICT UNFAVORABLE TO ACTIVISTS COULD SPARK OUTCRY!!!
And so, here's where the push back could start . . .
Kansas City Protest Central: Country Club Plaza
This embattled locale suffered the brunt of "mostly peaceful" 2020 protest following the killing of George Floyd. Millions in damage along with the global plague has devastated the economy of this entertainment district and now we'll see if local leaders take mercy on workers still trying to eek out a living amid so much social justice upheaval.
Politicos Prefer Downtown Kansas City Demonstration
Close to KCPD HQ and at the apex of elected office holders in KCMO: 12th & Oak has provided the setting for several powerful protests and usually is a regular stop for some of the most civically engaged locals.
Independence Center: NextGen Consumer Pushback Possibility
This hotspot is new on the list but demonstrates that the struggle for social justice extends to the suburbs. Whilst it's tough to organize on private property and curfews and age limits provide some restrictions . . . Recent unrest at this shopping mall have sparked rising tensions betwixt consumers, merchants and authorities.
Still . . .
Moreover, optimistic souls remind us that even the threat of a controversial verdict doesn't automatically guarantee unrest.
And so . . . Locals wait and hope for the best as activists and authorities have already worked to mobilize ahead of the verdict.
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