Here's an important facet of the current Kansas City 'DEFUND THE POLICE' debate that's making the rounds amongst insiders.
To be fair, the outlet that published this report is a right-wing publication run by young Republicans but their research seems solid . . . Or at least worth a peek.
Check their headline . . .
Money line and a deep dive into Missouri law . . .
A state statute that was passed in 1943 states that “any officer or servant of the mayor or common council” who “obstructs or hinders” the operation of the police board or the execution of duties prescribed to them, are liable to a $1,000 fine for each offense and would be forever disqualified from holding office in the city.
Perspective from a right-wing advocacy group that's ramping up criticism of the move . . .
“It is clear that the eight council members, the mayor, and the city manager illegally interfered with the Police Commissioner’s sole legal right to disburse police funds that were appropriated to them,” said Liberty Alliance USA Executive Director Chris Vas.
Developing . . .