Lawsuit: Kansas City, Missouri Ordinances Target Protesters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights advocates sued Tuesday on behalf of three protesters who were arrested on charges of violating city ordinances during demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police have arrested more than 200 nonviolent protesters in May and June for violating these ordinances which criminalize the “failure to obey” law enforcement orders. The ACLU of Missouri says in a news release that these ordinances are unconstitutional as they give law enforcement unlimited power to silence speech and violate due process rights.