Many Americans fear that a historic jury decision to lock up a former police officer after a horrific killing won't mitigate racially charged discord, violence and partisan animosity which continues to plague the nation.
This headline and report sums up the continued debate:
And so the crisis continues to play out amongst local social media activists who recently shared a sketchy proposition with locals.
Here's the sitch . . .
This week an interesting meme circulated among our progressive friends in Brookside . . . A listing of Kansas City alternatives to calling the police earned quite a few likes, shares and glowing endorsements.
However . . .
KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST MEME ALTERNATIVES TO POLICE DON'T WORK!!!
A quick survey of the resources noted reveals no less than three defunct organizations.
There's also a protest group highlighted that's really effective at making cool signs and t-shirts but their services are confined to loud demonstrations, camp outs and repeated demands for free rent.
More to the point . . The vast majority of these groups don't answer the phone at 3AM.
Don't get it twisted, TKC loves locals sharing information and resources . . . And I certainly don't want people calling me for help. But the info offered won't really assist anyone searching for a true "alternative" to police.
Sadly, even one of the boldest American civil rights leaders has shared skepticism regarding some of the most progressive efforts targeting po-po.
Nevertheless . . .
Confrontation with law enforcement seems to be at the forefront of the American cultural zeitgeist in what is already an exceptionally violent year. Here's another example out of many . . .
And so . . .
The surprisingly popular local meme is merely one component of the persistent movement to abolish/defund police that has been largely rejected by most voters but continues to earn consideration from younger protesters and activists.
You decide . . .