Pregnant Kansas City Woman Arrested By Police Attends Rally
A pregnant woman whose arrest by Kansas City police ignited an occupation of city hall grounds cried and could not speak at a rally with supporters.
But Deja Stallings said in a statement read by her attorney that she cries every day out of fear for her unborn child. Stallings' arrest last week sparked outrage after videos showed an officer with a knee on her back as she was on the ground.
Civil rights groups set up a “people's city” and are camping on the grounds of City Hall, demanding the firing of any officers involved and Police Chief Rick Smith, and a 50% reduction in the police department's budget.