Po-po offer a peek at the rules they're playing by even if the current epoch in American history has taught us that RULES DON'T ALWAYS APPLY.

Still, we appreciate any effort to better inform the public and the nod to an ancient piece of paper even if the current Prez tells us that "no Amendment is absolute" and faith in American Constitutional rights has never been weaker in the modern era. 

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KCPD Chief's Blog: New First Amendment policy responds to community requests

On March 23, our Board of Police Commissioners approved a policy that we have been working toward since early last summer: the First Amendment Protected Activities Policy.

This was a reform requested by our community. The new policy establishes guidelines and procedures for department members when engaging with individuals participating in First Amendment-protected activities.

We take an oath to uphold the Constitution, to include the First Amendment. Protecting everyone’s right to expression is integral to our mission.  

The department did extensive legal research and looked into best practices nationwide to draft the new policy. Members met with community stakeholders, city leaders, prosecutors and others to create the policy that addresses community concerns. As the policy was being created, we revised it multiple times in response to their suggestions.

The new policy directs members to minimize displays of force. It states, “The display of armored vehicles, personal protective equipment or other displays of force will be minimized to the extent safely possible.”

 It also states, “Members will make all reasonable efforts to allow law-abiding individuals to continue to exercise their First Amendment protected rights, and will focus efforts on those individuals in the active assembly who violate the law.”

The First Amendment Policy explicitly prohibits officers from using less-lethal weapons and munitions – other than chemical agents –  to disperse crowds in the event of an unlawful assembly.

We have listened to the changes the community wanted to see, and we have implemented them. We are here to support and protect the exercise of First Amendment rights. More times than I can count, officers have risked their personal safety to shield a demonstrator from violence by a counter-protestor or something similar. We have blocked streets to protect marchers from vehicles on numerous occasions, as we have also protected drivers.

We ask that participants do their part, as well, by respecting the safety and property of others, as the law requires at all other times. It is our duty to balance the freedom of expression with public safety. We are willing to work with any group or individual to coordinate the successful exercise their constitutional rights.

We are working hard to support First Amendment rights, and we look forward to the community supporting the rights of everyone to be safe and secure, as well.


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  1. It'll be fine. Jesus told me so. And that guy does a great job on my lawn.

  2. While the national Libtard media largely ignores all unjustified shootings of white people by police. It doesn't fit their socialist agenda.

  3. Donald J TRUMP is the President! TRUMP WON !

  4. ^^^ And yet he didn't. Because he's puttering around some sh*tty golf course in Florida. Weird.

  5. These folks jump to the streets at every opportunity without due process. Like children that must have immediate gratification. This segment of our society includes Blacks, Whites and others who apparently don't have time to work for whatever reasons but can deploy complete with professional signs and banners at a moments notice. I speculate that the government is funding these welfare demonstrators/rioters against itself, while at the same time throwing police under the bus and leaving law abiding citizens defenseless.

    Must we constantly let the hysterical mental pygmies hold our cities and nation hostage to every White indiscretion the media wants to headline daily?
    I am sure the numbers could be easily matched 10 to 1 by reporting on horrendous hour by hour Black criminal behavior of which a vast majority is against Blacks!

    Social unrest is Agenda driven. NOT Data driven.

  6. Biden is a puppet president. Have any of you libs noticed that Obama lives only three blocks from the White House?

  7. 3:03 FTW! You would think they would grow tired of this rebel rousing and start back to work and paying taxes like the rest of us.


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