Kansas Newspaper Crackdown Connected To KCPD Amid Nationwide Outrage

Real talk and two questions . . . 

Is everyone really this upset over some white lady and her papers???

Also . . .

Is anyone surprised about small town po-po ALLEGEDLY abusing power. 

Again, all of this hot mess is basically the plot to Footloose but without Kevin Bacon dancing. This story needs Kevin Bacon dancing . . .

That's better. 

Now there's a Kansas City connection but it's pretty slim and not really a big deal since the po-po here actually has a decent relationship with all local media. 

In the meantime, here's an apt summary and lots more info as the tale is picked up by local media and the small town Kansas po-po has yet to present any evidence of wrongdoing against the paper as promised . . . Check-it . . .

"If you’re just getting up to speed this morning, law enforcement officials converged on a newspaper in this small community on Friday and carted off computers and cellphones. Such raids should not — and mostly do not — happen in the United States. For one thing, they’re almost always illegal. For another, they strike at our fundamental First Amendment rights."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Powerful voices speak up for Kansas paper after shocking raid. Meanwhile, where's the affidavit? - Kansas Reflector

Another day, another avalanche of news from the flabbergasting raid on the Marion County Record. Here's a roundup.

Marion police chief who helped conduct raid on newspaper office is former KCPD captain

The police chief that helped to execute a search warrant on a Kansas newspaper's office on Friday recently retired from the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, the KSHB 41 I-Team has uncovered.

News organizations across country condemn raid of Kansas newspaper office

The E.W. Scripps Company, on behalf of KSHB-TV and KMCI-TV , has co-authored a letter to the police chief of Marion, Kansas, condemning a raid at the newspaper offices of the Marion County Record.

KBI director on Marion County newspaper raid: Media is not 'above the law' - Kansas Reflector

The top law enforcement officer in the state appeared to justify a Marion county search warrant that led to an raid on a local newspaper.

After a police raid on a Kansas newspaper, questions mount

Law enforcement seized computers and other records from the Marion County Record on Friday, raising concerns about press freedom.

Police questioned over legality of Kansas newspaper raid in which computers, phones seized

MARION, Kan. - A small central Kansas police department is facing a firestorm of criticism after it raided the offices of a local newspaper and the home of its publisher and owner - a move deemed by several press freedom watchdogs as a blatant violation of the U.S.

A police raid of a Kansas newsroom raises alarms about violations of press freedom

Law enforcement officers in Kansas raided the office of a local newspaper and a journalist's home. First Amendment experts are calling it a likely violation of federal law.

Kansas newspaper co-owner dies after police raids that raised First Amendment concerns

Marion County Record said co-owner Joan Meyer died after becoming "stressed beyond her limits" over the raids.

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