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Footage of Kansas City PD kneeling on back of black pregnant woman sparks outrage

Posted by / October 10, 2020

Footage released of a Kansas City police officer kneeling on the back of a black pregnant woman has set of a new series of protests, with protestors calling for resignations.

Through the summer, protests over the killing of George Floyd  spread to about 40 U.S. cities and even cities around the world.

In Louisville, police and National Guard opened fire on a crowd of protestors, claiming that the protests shot first. The exchange happened around midnight, leaving one man dead.

Protestors in Birmingham, Alabama tore down a Confederate statue and started fired.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was arrested for “unlawful assembly” in New York.

Two Atlanta police officers have been fired after body camera footage showed them using excessive force on protestors.

Protestors even set fires near the White House, where President Trump was rushed to safety in an underground bunkers.

Some cities tried to initiate police reform measures. Seattle announced plans to defund the police in mid-July. City leaders have supported a plan to defund the police by 50%Seattle’s largest labor coalition has booted the Seattle police union from its ranks, citing the force’s unwillingness to confront internal racism.

The Seattle City Council vetoed the mayor’s attempt to defund the police––the news of this ironically broke the same day that one of the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder was indicted on criminal charges.

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