KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After Jackson County court deputies shot a man while serving an eviction notice Friday, the group KC Tenants held a rally outside of Jackson County judge's home.
The group was calling on 16th Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs to "end eviction violence."
"Today a tenant was shot by a 'civil process deputy' and armed agent of the 16th Circuit Court in Jackson County, as they attempted to evict him from his home," the group posted on Twitter.
JANUARY 8. Meet us at 6pm tonight at the El Torreon parking lot (3101 Gillham Plaza) to demand Presiding Judge Youngs end eviction violence. Call/email Youngs at (816) 881-3606 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Script here: https://t.co/ScNI18ja9u pic.twitter.com/HUUgR74Hh8— KC Tenants (@KCTenants) January 8, 2021
"Tonight we are bringing the crisis (and the ongoing crisis of evictions) to its creator: Judge Dale Youngs," the group said.
According to a 41 Action News crew on scene, the demonstration was peaceful.
People protesting peacefully outside a local Judge’s house in KCMO. pic.twitter.com/vQOQYUn3U7— Mark Kachelmeier (@KSHB_Photo) January 9, 2021
The Kansas City Police Department did ask protesters to get off Youngs' yard because they were trespassing.
According to our crew on scene the group complied and is now peacefully protesting on the street.
KCPD just asked protestors to get off the yard of a local judge and told them that was trespassing. They are now in the street protesting pew fully as police watch. pic.twitter.com/tFigrccIBf— Mark Kachelmeier (@KSHB_Photo) January 9, 2021