Tuesday, March 26, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CRITICS & PO-PO LOYALISTS ATTACK COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS FOR ACCUSING KCPD OF RACIAL PROFILING IN CAMPAIGN MAILER!!!
It has been a peaceful few days in KCMO and that might lure locals into a false sense of security on the topic of violence and our horrific homicide count.
Fact is . . . The rate of killing in Kansas City remains a constant overall as this town ranks among the most dangerous cities in the nation.
Accordingly . . . A recent message was sent our way with the tagline . . .
"Lucas accuses KCPD of racial profiling"
Direction . . . "See point 2."
Responded "Yes" when asked if there is a "a racial profiling problem in Kansas City, and not enough police accountability for improper targeting of race"
Take a look:
The pull quote from KCTV5 reminds us that KC voters are also picking a police commissioner as well . . .
"If elected, Councilman Quinton Lucas wants to examine how police are being used across the city."
In fairness, Councilman Lucas has been up front with ALL of his ideas to promote racial justice. Part of his platform . . .
Municipal Criminal Justice Reform
- Eliminate jail time for the majority of municipal offenses
- Offer a KCMO Municipal ID Card which will provide residents identification regardless of immigration status
- Decriminalize mental health and addiction by creating and fully funding alternatives to incarceration for those suffering from dependency and addiction
- Pardon all stand-alone municipal marijuana convictions
To wit . . .
LEGAL WEED AND AMNESTY SEEM LIKE A GREAT REASON FOR MANY TKC READERS TO SUPPORT COUNCILMAN QUINTON BUT RACIAL PROFILING PUSH BACK RISKS VOTES FROM POLICE & THEIR SUPPORTERS!!!
We turned to one of our cop readers in an early morning message and here's the hot take . . .
"None of the candidates for mayor are very strong on crime or support for police. But Councilman Lucas seems to be the most active in wanting to 'reform' the department. That's not always a bad thing but a lot of his ideas are contrary to policy or they're procedures that we already practice. Bottom line: I doubt he'll get many votes among law enforcement."
You decide . . .