Days after a federal grand jury indicted former detective Roger Golubski for protecting sex traffickers, hundreds from far and wide rallied Thursday outside City Hall.
“Although it may be chilly and cold on the outside, we know that our spirits are fired up on the inside,” said the Rev. Steven Green from St. Luke’s AME in Harlem, New York. “We’ve been waiting far too long. People have been suffering far too long.”
At the rally, protesters said they want to hold KCK police accountable, but they specifically mentioned Golubski. Attendees also said they want to protect Black women who have been victimized by police.
“I’m here on behalf of all you victims and all the victims’ families and everybody who didn’t get justice and feel like you didn’t get justice,” Lamonte McIntyre said. “This is what it looks like. I’m inspired.”
Days ago, a new indictment against Golubski accused him of protecting sex traffickers and getting paid to do it. He already faces federal charges for civil rights violations.
“If you’re in a place of power and you are abusing your power, you’re going to find our power and that is people power,” said Linda Sarsour, co-founder of Until Freedom.
“What you see in myself, the (district attorney) and the chief that has came out and committed to reforms is just that, and we’re going to support these outside investigations moving forward,” he said.
The department has previously said it will cooperate with any investigation and would handle its responses through the court system.