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KC Tenants rally outside Jackson County judge's home

Group calls for end to 'eviction violence'
KC Tenants rally
Posted at 7:08 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 20:08:51-05

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.

"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.

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.