Of course, TKC reported this story FIRST but we're happy to see other news outlets picking up the saga.
Something to consider . . .
PUSH BACK AGAINST KANSAS CITY 'POLICE DEFUNDING' IS JUST BEGINNING WITH THIS CHALLENGE TO COUNCILMAN BUNCH!!!
Here's the back story and a worthwhile round-up . . .
In January, Bunch called for the resignation of the Kansas City Chief of Police amid pressure from the Defund the Police movement. Take KC Back said the call for resignation was “without merit” and that Bunch “[bowed] to the radical protestors who also call for defunding the police.”
“We believe that Councilman Eric Bunch should be fired, not our Chief of Police,” the press release said. “That is why today, we filed an affidavit with the city clerk to start the recall process of Councilman Eric Bunch.”
The group also referenced the KC City Council’s vote in May to “reallocate” over $42 million away from the Kansas City Police Department, of which Bunch voted in support of.
“Bunch voted to defund KCPD by over 42 million dollars without constituent input and without guarantee that the money would go back to the police department,” the press release continued.
As eight other council members voted to do the same, Bunch isn’t the only one in the group’s crosshairs for voting to cut KCPD’s funding – he’s just the first.
“He will be the first councilmember to be recalled for voting to defund KCPD,” the group said.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group called Take KC Back is spearheading an effort to recall 4th District City Councilman Eric Bunch for repeatedly going "against the will of his constituents." "4th District Councilman Eric Bunch has a consistent history of enmity toward our police department, and of supporting radical agendas," the group's reads.
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