Thursday, April 20, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! COUNCILMAN LUCAS CONSIDERS KANSAS CITY VIOLENCE!!!



Violence threaten the City Council and this response is better than any that we've seen so far . . .

While we disagree about murder rate trends and the constant sound of GUNFIRE THAT STILL ECHOS THROUGH THE URBAN CORE . . . Councilman Lucas shares an important perspective that offers good ideas to reinvigorate the local fight against crime:

3rd District At-Large Councilman Quinton Lucas Morning Thoughts On Violent Crime

I'm glad my colleague, Alissia Canady, is all right. I'm sad that she and so many others in our community have experiences like this one.

Fox4: Councilwoman describes calamity of getting caught in East Kansas City shooutout

I think there are solutions: re-tooling of law enforcement efforts to build a stronger presence in patrol divisions; community investment in mentoring programs--and not high administrative costs for them; public health opportunities for counseling of youth; and more. I know the Mayor's task force will release proposals soon and I look forward to hearing them.

Since I finished high school, so much has gotten better in KC: Downtown is nicer, our population has increased, we have a stronger national presence, but our homicide rate remains shockingly similar and quality of life remains negatively impacted by violent crime in our poorest communities. Many of us grew up hearing gunshots when we slept, knowing a murder victim or two, and until we address this problem we'll never have the city our citizens deserve.
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You decide . . .

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Bullshit

Anonymous said...

So much has gotten better since we began mass incarceration of those black men. Kansas City is a lot nicer now.

Anonymous said...

"Johnny comes lately" doesn't even begin to describe this clueless gang.
Next thing you know they'll discover how much of the tax base they've given away to wealthy out-of-town corporations.
You really can't make this stuff up.

Anonymous said...

Councilman Quinton Lucas' Morning Thoughts On Violent Crime...Before He Flees The Area To Work In Lawrence Kansas

I see my colleague, Alissia Canady, is still bat-shit crazy. I'm sad that she and so many others in our community have mental health issues like this episode.

(Fox4: Councilwoman describes her concern for shooter hanging out of car window firing at another vehicle in East Kansas City shootout)

I think there are solutions:
re-tooling of law enforcement efforts to build a stronger presence in patrol divisions;
community investment in mentoring programs--and not high administrative costs for them;
public health opportunities for counseling of youth; and more.
(Admittedly, I have no idea what any of this means, but I heard it on the Sunday morning political news programs, so I'm repeating it here.)

I know the Mayor's task force will release proposals soon and I look forward to hearing them....though we all know it's a horse and pony show, and Justus has her head up her ass.

Since I finished high school, I've been chasing a dream of one day becoming Mayor. So much has gotten better in KC: Downtown is nicer, our population has increased, we have a stronger national presence, but our homicide rate remains shockingly similar and quality of life remains negatively impacted by violent crime in our poorest communities. Many of us grew up hearing gunshots when we slept, knowing a murder victim or two, and until we address this problem we'll never have the city our citizens deserve.

And most importantly, watch for me to announce my run for Mayor in 4 years!

Anonymous said...

"Many of us grew up hearing gunshots when we slept, knowing a murder victim or two, and until we address this problem we'll never have the city our citizens deserve"

So why is the city spending hundreds of millions on streetcars, hotels and dozens of other projects when he admits that until the crime problem is solved these projects will be a waste?

Anonymous said...

don"t know what she is bitchen about they were her people doing the shooting
that is what they learned in trade school

Byron Funkhouser said...

It is absolutely impossible for any of the things that Mr. Lucas mentions to have any impact on the level of local violence. This is magical thinking.

Each act is individual; the thinking (or not) of the person considering an act of violence is all that matters. If you asked them, they would give you a reason, that at least in their minds, justifies their actions. It is this culture of retribution that is the core of the problem. At a baseball game a woman spits on a man who then hits her; at KCI a pilot accidentally trips a passenger, a scuffle ensues; a woman 'argues' with some people & later is shot by one of them.

This cultural meme doesn't seem very useful to me ...


Anonymous said...

The Kansas City Police Department has struggled with dwindling budgets, fewer officers, high crime numbers, lack of local control and other political issues. On Sunday April 2nd, the KC Star suggested we need to hire an outside agency to help find a new Chief. This is premature, in our opinion. We suggest we need to do is use this opportunity to analyze the Police Department from top to bottom before we hire a new Chief. City Hall has spent over $12 Million dollars on airport consultants to tell them what they wanted to hear. Why not spend a little money and get some professional, outside experts in town to look at our police department?

Perhaps there is a local police officer capable of taking over the department but that might get us more of the same high crime problems? Why not get some fresh eyes on the situation and a different perspective? Two names come to mind, Ray Kelly and Bill Bratton both from New York. These guys were responsible for bringing the New York Police Department into the modern era. They supervised over 25,000 officers (Kansas City has less than 1,000) in one of the toughest cities in the country and were able to bring crime under control and keep it there. They have a world of knowledge and experience we just might be able to learn from. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to get a different perspective on our situation. Let’s use this opportunity to GET IT RIGHT!

Call and Email your Council Person, the Mayor and the City Manager. Hiring an agency to look for a new Chief is just putting a band aid on a serious wound. With that approach, we’ll get a talking head with a brilliant resume and end up with the same structure and problems. Let’s take this opportunity to get a real handle on how the department is staffed and structured plus what changes might be made to improve things. If asked perhaps one or both Kelly and Bratton would help with the recruitment process. Fresh eyes f4rom the outside are never a bad thing. We don’t have anything to lose and possibly a lot to gain!.

If we are able to get a new plan for our Police Department, it might go a long way toward getting local control.

Crazy Clown said...

Thanks to all the Degenerates at KCMO City Hall, KCMO is nothing but a cess pool of Violence, Druggies, misfits and Degenerates !!!

Anonymous said...

The homicide rate is so high because too many Negroes are running loose that should be in prison.

Anonymous said...

Canady realizes she needed more publicity. Seems like a stunt to me.

Anonymous said...

In addition to insightful input from Sly's blue ribbon panel, I'm sure those council persons who went on the junket to Cuba will bring back some great, innovative ideas on curbing black violence.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, Canady was so effective at getting her message heard before when she got loud and demanding. Yelling at popos, jumping in her hitched car, and then starting the engine. She got the badges to have that tow dude drop her illegally parked, unregistered car.

So, if she hops on a bullhorn and hollers at the bangerz fams to keep those bullets at bay, surely they'll comply like the PD captain did.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the lowly subhuman negro, unable to recognize ita own animalistic violent tendencies.

They should probably all be gassed.