Wednesday, October 05, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY MUNICIPAL JAIL CHAOS KEPT MUSICIAN MARK LOWREY LOCKED UP OVER PARKING TICKETS!!!



For those who don't know already, Mark Lowrey is one the most talent musicians currently working in Kansas City. He's a constant musical collaborator with wide cross-section of top ranking artists, a promoter of local talent and pretty much this town's favorite piano man. Sadly, local acclaim and genius skill on the ivories couldn't help the guy get out of jail over a seemingly petty charge.

First thing first, Mr. Lowrey acknowledges that he had four unpaid parking tickets. Furthermore, when we reached out to Mark he had some reservations about sharing his story. "I don't know if a guy that often is the recipient of white privilege going to jail is big news," Mark Lowrey humbly offered.

But his story is important for every resident of Kansas City who might find themselves in great danger over a minor infraction.

Accordingly . . .

AMID SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE FROM HIS FANS, MARK LOWREY SHARES HIS STORY OF A LONG TIME SPENT IN JAIL OVER PARKING TICKETS!!!

Some folks are blaming a recent Kansas City & Jackson County Municipal Jail agreement that regularly keeps people locked up for extended periods when sorting out minor arrests from serious run-ins with the law.

Now the story . . .

Here's The Word From Kansas City Musician Mark Lowrey

I just missed an important gig tonight:

Early this morning, I was arrested for unpaid parking tickets. I was told it would be a pretty quick in and out deal.

I was referred to by my race many times. Other inmates AND officers said the most unkind, unintelligent (I'm losing faith in humanity) things to each other that I don't want to repeat. I was moved out of the pen to a little trapezoid cell and I was told by one of the officers in an amused voice, "we forgot to call your name a few times, white boy. This might help move things along." It was really really cold. After a bit, a probably meth head was put into the tiny room with me. He kept screaming lots of curse words about wanting a cigarette. He eventually calmed down and said that he was really hung over and wanted to lay down. I moved to sit on the floor and told him to take it easy, because he also mentioned that he just stabbed his sisters bf in independence last night.

After being incarcerated for 10 hours, I was offered food for the first time. It was disgusting and the orange was not safe to eat.

I followed all the rules and was very polite. I was laughed at, ignored, and abandoned.

I got out with just my own signature nearly 12 hrs after I went in....For unpaid parking tickets.

This has been one of the worst days of my adult life.

I'm not looking for sympathy so much as answers. Cops, lawyers, is this just how the KC jail goes down, or did I come on a lucky day?
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As usual, Mr. Lowrey addresses the situation with class and good cheer:

Mark Lowrey: "As a regular recipient of white privilege, now that it's over, I actually appreciate the experience for its perspective I didn't previously know first hand."

Still, this arrest report over parking tickets and a day spent in the can could happen to ANYBODY in Kansas City given that a lot of people get parking tickets and never know it.

With so many recent and horrifying Kansas City jailhouse reports, this story deserves mention not only because it happened to beloved local musician but also because the incident has the potential for tragic consequences by way of subjecting locals facing minor fines to a prison industrial complex that's increasingly out of control.

You decide . . .

41 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Jail ain't a pretty plaice. He seems to have a good attitude about this but it could have turned out so much worse.

Anonymous said...

With all the murders going on, they still take people to jail over parking tickets?

That's a real shame. I really doubt he presented a danger to the public. Why not a warning? Why not tell him to get his tickets taken care of?

Greedo said...

^^^ I don't blame police. I blame the Legislature and City hall who have known about the deplorable situation at the municipal jail but have yet to fix it.

We've got time to build hotels and new airports but keeping people safe when they're in custody isn't a priority.

Mark is lucky, this story is juts a count down until something bad does happen for somebody hauled in over jaywalking.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to a new honest and true Blues tune out of this experience!

Anonymous said...

OMG! This is a true horror story. This City needs new leadership.

Anonymous said...

Just pay your fucking tickets when you get them

Anonymous said...

^^^ That's kinda the point. People get parking tickets all of the time without knowing about it. So now we're gonna let people get into jail fights because they're forgetful. Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

Flint Lock said...

Did he get it up the ass ????

Anonymous said...

I blame the airport and the Chiefs and the streetcar and the Golden Ghetto and Yael and KCPS and the Sprint Center and the TIFs and Clay Chastain and Meth Town and the greedy politicos and the LIEberals and the blacks and Lewis and Trump and guns and Muslims and Union Station and hobos and the Plaza and Chuck's machine gunned grandpa and the firefighters union amd Clinton and Craig and the whites and the Mid-Continent Public Library and the Royals amd Violent Teen Flash Mobs and Crystal and Stupor Dave, Towel Boy, and The Star and CIDs and the Jews and the cops and 18th and Vine and bicyclists and ebola and everything else Tony likes to blame for his miserable fucking existence.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it .. is this guy surprised by the way he was treated by some black jail staff?? Shit man this ain't nothing new!

The entire jail staff will treat you like shit AND just let the black staff members ancchance to fuck with a white boy ,who CLEARLY is not a criminal-

SHEEEEIT..Let the games begin on your sorry white ass!! lol .no lie.

they hate your fucking guts .Anyone who don't believe it- fuck up & end up down there...they hate you ,you fucking idiot.. give er a try sometime.
call it a social experiment..lol

Anonymous said...

Not even the suburbs lock people up for parking tickets. 12 hours in jail for parking tickets is outrageous. I know he's trying to be humble about it, but someone needs to stand up and stop this crap. As a suburban cop, I once had to arrest a local jazz musician for a minor traffic warrant. In and out in an hour. No handcuffs. What the hell is wrong with Kansas City?

Anonymous said...

Read the fucking signs and pay attention to where and how you park fuck heads

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, the brilliant meter maids write the wrong license plate on the ticket causing innocent people to get parking warrants.

Polar Bear said...

LOL....this is some funny shit. Douche Boy parks like a special dipshit and when he gets busted for being a shit head, he cries ass rape.

Take it up that ass and smile......Bubba loves U......

Anonymous said...

Some years ago, I had "Alarm Code Violations". That means, if your alarm goes off more than (At that time, it was 10) the proscribed amount, you started getting tickets. The Police Department would come by, check the business, then, if nothing was going on, hit the road. I didn't know this. Sometimes you got a call from the alarm company and sometimes you didn't. At any rate, the notification by the city, to the public was nonexistent and the warrants went out. You were supposed to get notifications in the mail, of the monies you owed. Zilch and later, back when the KC Star actually had reporters, they reported that there were mountains of paperwork, unattended with notifications to thousands of business and building owners, who had tickets and warrants. By the way, after the Star article, nothing changed and the folks who didn't find out on their own if they had tickets, got warrants. The city raked in the cash and folks like me, went to jail and experienced some really high quality diversity.

There are arguments for and against black people hating white people, but they have nothing to do with the reality of time in custody. If you are white in jail, DON'T THINK THAT THE GUARDS WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO YOU BEFORE YOU HAVE BEEN BEATEN DOWN BY SUPERIOR NUMBERS OF BLACKS.

It is dangerous down there, as is evidenced by the recent rape scandals. If you are white, do NOT go to jail. That day was a dozen or so years ago and it was a close call if I was going to get out of there with my life, or maybe without being beaten into a coma.

Mr. Lowrey proves himself a loyal and obsequious beta male. Even after seeing the truth, he makes excuses for the sickness that is diversity. Diversity kills. Every day, every minute, every hour, it kills.

Anonymous said...

He may be acting like a beta male in this situation, but he's a pure alpha male when he sits down at the piano. And that hair! No one with that hair should ever go to jail.

Anonymous said...

One thing there is no argument about is white people hating black people. We are all certainly justified in hating black people. After all, the ghetto negro needs no more excuse to attack and maim a White person than an alcoholic needs to drink. It's no more complicated than that. What does astonish me though is the level of racial hatred that exists in the African-in-America nesting areas in the present day. Look at it this way; if there were some other dangerous animals that were attacking humans at the same rate, there would be a major call for something to be done to keep us safe. Instead, all that happens is the local media may run a short story about the incident(s) while the national news could not care less. The stories get buried quickly or not reported at all. Just recently, there was a story about a group of 'teens' attacking and assaulting other kids at a high school near me and the race of the 'teens'was never mentioned. But we all know what that means. All we can do now is to keep ourselves armed and hope more and more Whites will awaken, thanks to the alternative media. (the internet) Try to stay safe out there.

Anonymous said...

Probably the douchebag parking in handicap parking , pay your tickets when you get them you pussy licked BITCH !

Anonymous said...

@6:43. Great comment. This sheltered white boy got out of his safe zone to see what life is like, dealing with these animals. In those situations, you have two options: you project strength, or you become prey.

Anonymous said...

I find this very hard to believe. Due to jail issues and bonding requirements, KCPD signature bonds all warrants and charges at the side stations unless its domestic violence, assault, or a felony hold.

Parking tickets isn't even something they are booking for right now and are simply removing the warrants and issuing new court dates.

Anonymous said...

Musicians are usually to broke to pay tickets.

Anonymous said...

a sheltered group of honky lipps,your readers are ,TKC.

reading some of these comments just reaffirms how pussified and weak white people are.

Good Lord , Are we ever FUCKED!

Anonymous said...

7:09 spot on. his story ring false.

The Artist Jessica Logsdon said...

Way to go CK! Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Did the woman who was raped in Jackson County jail have a non violent traffic offense just like this one?

I don't so much care about this piano guy but all the money that Kansas City is liable for when the trial lawyers get a hold of cases like this one.

Anonymous said...

COUNCIL LADY CANADY and black privilege.
How come she did not go to jail?
expired plates, parking , etc.

Anonymous said...

The lady that got raped was in for serious felonies.

Anonymous said...

'Clown Lives Matter' march planned for Oct. 15 in Tucson.
Don't miss it.

Anonymous said...

This must be racist that a black city councilperson did not pay her taxes and got away with not getting her car towed. While a white person has to go to jail for unpaid parking tickets. I hope we don't have any rioting.

Anonymous said...

New procedures were implemented after that incident

Anonymous said...

THE LASY THAT WAS RAPED WAS THERE FOR CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS. I see Caleb Clifford is monitoring the BLOG so he can spread his BS.

Anonymous said...

I don't know Mr. Lowrey, but if he's a good musician, then he's off on a good footing with readers.

With respect, your first mistake was to get caught with parking tickets in the first place. Refuse to play the B.S. that City Hall tries to trap you in. Go out of your way to avoid contact with any city representative.

Was your experience terrible and unnecessary? Of course! Once you've been snagged into the system, most of them don't give a shit about you, and some are purposely sadistic.

Any normal functioning system would have given you the immediate option to pay the outstanding tickets and then leave without being held for hours. I suppose you're fortunate that you were injured in the ordeal.

One final thing, DO NOT apologize for your race!! You are who you are. To begin apologizing marks you for mistreatment, as it's taken as a sign of weakness.

Now go forth and avoid all city officials.

Lando said...

Mark is one of the best musicians ever to play in Kansas City. Could you blame him if he left after this experience? The real world of Kansas City is a lot different than the b.s. we sell to tourists.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that for a last 25 years has carried a letter from his lawyer in his glove box in case he gets pulled over by a KCMO cop. Long story short, in the early 90's my friend hit a cop at Royals Stadium after being beaten by the cops so bad he hit him only because he thought the cops was going to kill him. He broke the cops nose and was arrested. This happened in the old outfield GA and dozens of witnesses told my friend they would testify on his behalf because the cops went way, way overboard over a minor infraction (my friend went from the more expensive reserved seats to GA because he some of our other friends. This is when the Royals were terrible so it wasn't like he was stealing someone's seat.) The cops went so overboard charges were never brought against my friend. Then a funny thing happened. If he got pulled over in KC the cops would run his name and say hello had an outstanding warrant when he didn't. So they would take him out jail, let him out the next morning saying there was some mistake. There was obviously a code known only to cops on the computer to fuck with this guy if he was ever pulled over, make him sit in jail for hours, let him out and say, "oops, our mistake." This happened more than once so he has to carry a letter from his lawyer to this day stating they know there is no warrant and the cops are just falsely arresting himy. Btw, my friend is the CEO of a company with multiple degrees and played college football. It's not like he was so excited white trash the cops always came into contact with and were sick of his shit.

Anonymous said...

OH he wasent white trash?? Wheeew!! For a minute there i thought you
were gonna say he WAS POOR..

Thanks for clarifying ..Fact that he has money.

Anonymous said...

BF story. Doesn't happen that way ! (BF= ByronFunkliar)

Anonymous said...

So,when filling out an application for a job, does he have to check the little white box ?

Anonymous said...

10:44 learn to read. He's the CEO now, back then he was a college student with no money.

Anonymous said...

If he had been black and gone to Walmart to steal all day with his fat ass girlfriends the cops would have written his a ticket, turned him loose and the judge would have given him a small fine with no jail time. Does make you wonder what kind of message the city is trying to send.

Anonymous said...

There is so much Bullshit in this story I don't know where to begin.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the dude is just a big pussy.