Thursday, March 28, 2019

TKC COUNTERPOINT: OLD SCHOOL KCPD CHIEF CORWIN ENDORSES COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS FOR KANSAS CITY MAYOR



Earlier this week critics attacked Councilman Lucas over talk of racial profiling and criticism of the KCPD in his "racial justice" gambit for the mayor's job.

Now . . .

TEAM QUINTON EARNS SUPPORT FROM FORMER KANSAS CITY TOP COP CORWIN!!!


Mayoral Candidate Quinton Lucas Receives Endorsement of Chief Corwin

Kansas City, MO – Mayoral Candidate Quinton Lucas announced that he has received the endorsement of former Chief of Police James Corwin. Chief Corwin, who led the Kansas City Police Department for seven years as part of 32 years of service, offered his support for Mr. Lucas amid the crowded mayoral race.

“I proudly support Quinton because he has stood with law enforcement since his first day in office and will continue to do so. I’m confident he is the right choice for Mayor because of his commitment to the safety of families across our City” said Chief Corwin.

Mr. Lucas, who has served four years on City Council, said “I am honored to be endorsed by such a respected member of our community as Chief Corwin. To have the support of the Chief, and so many active and retired police men and women, is a crucial first step in my efforts to
bring together our city.”

Lucas said that violent crime is the most pressing issue facing Kansas City, and it will be the primary focus of his efforts as Mayor. Lucas, also endorsed by Freedom, Inc., Kansas City’s leading black political organization, said, “I am uniquely positioned to be a Mayor who can communicate and collaborate between law enforcement and black and brown communities.

Building trust is a critical step in addressing violent crime. I’m honored and humbled to have these endorsements, and I feel the weight of responsibility to bring our community together to fight crime and rebuild our neighborhoods.”

To announce the endorsement, Chief Corwin has recorded the attached video message.

Councilman Lucas was elected citywide in 2015 and has since been a leading voice on the Council, working with local businesses to drive private investment and job growth in our city, while also leading efforts to secure quality housing opportunities in all Kansas City neighborhoods. He is widely viewed as a top contender in the 2019 race for Mayor.
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Here's the clip:



You decide . . .

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can he get the old chief to help him with car trouble?

Bow Tie Renaissance And Clown Suit Dreams said...

Money for nothing and your...

Buck Private Vinnie Bee Mayoral Candidate said...

Here is my idea. Call up all retired police officers (boomers) on taxpayer funded pensions and put them back on the street. Special emphasis on hood duty. Experience counts.

Just Nod If You Can Hear Me said...

Got to keep the loonies on the path

^^ Very very Weird said...

Well that's odd. Isn't he supposed to be endorsing mega effective crime task force leader Jolie Justus?

Anonymous said...

This is pretty big. Freedom Inc always meant he was getting the black vote, but to add a huge chunk of the blue collar white vote too?

Quinton is clearly through the primary.

Anonymous said...

Hmm and people think California is insane?

Anonymous said...

Yes, but he decided she'd be much more effective as a traffic cop.

Anonymous said...

Former KCPD deputy chief files racial discrimination lawsuit
Suit claims unfair punishment, retaliation by ex-chief James Corwin.


How'd this go?

Anonymous said...

This isn't shocking news. Corwin supporting a candidate that supports officers wages and benefits makes sense. Other top candidates seem poisoned. Justus also make sense to get police support due for labor issues, but her relationship with Sly, inability to get out from his shadows, co-chaired an ineffective anti-crime task force, and then her flip flop decision making is problematic. Everyone in the city is talking about Steve Miller and his unwillingness to talk specifics and hide the truth of his labor issues during his tenure at MODOT. Both Scott's are good guys, but just never seemed to get much traction. Canady is the single worst candidate on the panel. Along with Justice co-chaired the anti-crime task force, brought no good ordinances to the table, but hated everyone else's idea. Almost had her car towed for failing for months to license her vehicle and then tried to pass a law to stop thieves from her for being held accountable. She also lost her shit on social media calling for the investigation and termination of cops for breaking up a bar fight, then never said she fucked up when the truth came up. The only weird thing is that neither the police or fire unions endorsed in this race.

2 KC area banks robbed Wednesday afternoon said...

Hey look spring is trying to appear, it's getting warmer and everything's frosty so quit your bitching.

Anonymous said...

Cops Favor LUCAS!

Anonymous said...

If this is the best he can do he might as well pull out now before he embarrasses himself further.

Smilin' Jussie Smollett said...

I like this Lucas dude

Anonymous said...

#1 reason not to vote for him right there! I worked for him...sold many people out to further his career.

Gus said...

Once Upon a Time the Kansas City police chief would never have supported a City Council candidate who got busted for DUI driver in control of vehicle.

Just goes to show you how far the credibility of both offices have fallen. Once again the only relevant question is Ryder or U-Haul.

Anonymous said...

Wow!
Quinton got an endorsement from a guy who retired in 2011, and lives in a golf club community on a lake, with a backyard swimming pool, in Florida!
KCPD pension been very good for James Corwin.