Date: October 30, 2020
“Kansas City’s Board of Police Commissioners gets a verbal beating at a recent town hall.
An activist delivered an impassioned speech during a meeting of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners that has gone viral on social media.
The board’s monthly meeting ended abruptly after a stream of activists, clergy and community groups demanded the board take a vote to remove Rick Smith, the police chief in Kansas City, Missouri.
But before it ended, one of those activists, Keiajah Brooks, called out Smith for using photo opportunities with Black children for PR purposes while being complicit in their “oppression and denigration.