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At Yoder’s OP office, a protest in poetry and art


“We The People at 79th and Marty.” (Video and photo copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

This week, President Trump was reported in The New York Times to have informally told Planned Parenthood they would get their $500 million in federal funds if they would stop abortions.

No federal funds are used for abortions, said Planned Parenthood, which rejected the deal. In addition, the Republicans’ health care bill calls for defunding Planned Parenthood.

On Tuesday, the local Planned Parenthood called for a rapid response rally at 5:30 p.m. in front of Congressmen Kevin Yoder’s office at 7326 W. 79th St., Overland Park, Kan. Yoder represents the Third District, which includes Wyandotte County.

A Poem About A Protest For Planned Parenthood In Front of Third Dist. Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder’s Office

by Rebecca Tombaugh
Reporting artist

I didn’t bring a sign
Who’s in charge
of Paying us?
hahaha

Pink Pink Pink Pink
Pink hats
Pink coats
Pink signs

When does it start
Jack Acuff
With
Planned Parenthood
is coming

old woman, Pink hat, gray sign
sitting next to
old man, Pink hat, gray sign

There’s Jack
I just want to
Thank you all
for coming out
So quickly
On such short notice
This is
Private Property
Let’s move to the other side of the sidewalk
OK we can
start now

We got 99
I was going to say 1.5 million
But I’m really bad at that

Woman
slowly
beats
drum
drum
drum
drum
drum
drum

“Dog, Girl, Sign” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

Man wearing a T-shirt
Defender of the Constitution
it says
Walks along the sidewalk of Protesters
His dog on a leash
wearing an American flag coat and
an American flag hat
He stops
dog pees

Signs held in the air
Waving
Shouting
Honk
Thank you
Honk
Thank YOU
Car
Truck
Car
THANKYOU
Big white utility truck
With a boom
THANGUUUUU

Woman with tambourine
Rattle rattle shake
Honk
THANGUUUUU
Car
YEAH BABY
THANGUUUU

“Two Men, Two Pink Signs” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

Man with Pink hat
Another man
With Pink hat
Man with Pink sunglasses
Man with sign
Man with a sign
on a stake
Man helps woman put on a Pink sash
Survivor
It says

In three minutes we are walking down the street
Walking
East
Honking
EEOUBAYBEEEE
THANGUUUU
Waving
EEOUBAYBEEEE
THANGUUUU
Police siren
WOOOOOP
Car pulls over
What did he do
I don’t know
He musta done something
He didn’t have a license plate
Oh

Pink shirts
Yellow light
Red light
Green light
Middle finger
Honkhonkhonk
THANGUUUU
Beepbeepbeep
THANGUUU
THANGUUU
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEE
Waving
Thumbs down
Green metro bus
Honking waving
Beep beep
Beepy beep beep
Police SUV
Wave
THANGUUU
EEOUBAYBEEEE
What time is it
7:05
That’s all we’ve been out here
How much longer
Honk
Honk
Next time we bring wine
In a camelback
Honk honk
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEE
Thumbs up
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEE
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEEEEEEEEE
Honk
Honk
THANGUUUEEOUBAYBEE
Woman driver shakes head no
I can
understand
That
Why
people would be so against abortion
Girl driver middle finger
I’m surprised
A girl
did that

Green metro bus
Street lights
Dog’s flag hat slips to one side
Man in Superman shirt and cape riding a bike on the sidewalk
Stops
For a minute
to take a Photo of the Protesters

“Man with Sign and Flag” (Inking copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

Five more minutes
And we head
back

Sidewalk
Signs
Jogger
Smiles

So how’s it feel like to be a Protester
Good

Sign in trunk
Ker
PLUNK

(Video, photo, inkings and poem copyright 2017 by Rebecca Tombaugh)

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Indictment: Scam targeted homeowners facing foreclosure

A Missouri man is set to appear in federal court here Monday on charges he and his accomplices scammed desperate homeowners with false promises to help them save their homes, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

A federal indictment alleges the defendants used the U.S. Postal Service and the Internet to target victims with financial problems.

Tyler Korn, 27, St. Ann, Missouri, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and five counts of wire fraud. Co-defendants Amjad Daoud, 32, Lutz, Fla., and Ruby Price, 72, Bonner Springs, Kan., already have appeared in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., in the case.

The indictment alleges Korn and Daoud used the address of a UPS store in Overland Park, Kan., to form Reliant Home Financial Group, a company they operated out of the St. Louis metro area. Price operated The Arize Group from rented space in Overland Park. Together, they devised a scheme to defraud homeowners with false promises of protecting them from foreclosure.

The indictment alleges the defendants fraudulently promised the victims to:
— Lower their interest rates.
— Lower their monthly payments
— Help them obtain loan modifications.

When victims received foreclosure notices, the defendants allegedly advised them not to worry about it.

If convicted, Korn faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each count. The Department of Housing and Urban Development investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

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Shawnee man enters guilty plea to bank robbery

A Shawnee, Kan., man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to robbing an Overland Park, Kan., bank at gunpoint, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Mamoudou U. Kaba, 21, Shawnee, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery. In his plea, he admitted that he brandished a gun on Sept 22, 2015, when he robbed U.S. Bank at 9900 W. 87th in Overland Park, Kan.

He pointed a gun at a clerk and customers before fleeing the bank with stolen cash.

He faces up to 25 years on the robbery charge and not less than seven years on the firearm charge, with the sentences running consecutively.

The Overland Park Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

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