Thursday, April 11, 2019
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! OUR AWESOME BLOG COMMUNITY FIRST ON QUINTON LUCAS DUI CHARGES DISMISSED!!! NOW SUPER DAVE CONSIDERS CELEBRITY INFLUENCE ON POLITICS, CULTURE, LAW AND VOTING!!!
If the election plays out like we expect (it will), this is probably the last time we'll use the mugshot of Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas after his DUI and ultimate dismissal that our blog community reported at the top of the day and hours before any other news outlet.
They got their news from TKC. FIRST.
But even better . . .
RIGHT NOW OUR PAL SUPER DAVE CONSIDERS THE AFTERMATH OF THE QUINTON LUCAS DUI DISMISSAL AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR AMERICAN POLITICS IN KANSAS CITY & NATIONWIDE!!!
After OUR KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY shaped the discourse across the metro.
The best & brightest among our blog community sympathize with the Councilman, but wonder if Lawrence, KS prosecutors dropped the charges because they couldn't win or because of politics . . .
Here's the perspective from Dave along with the full statement from Team Quinton and a roundup of today's coverage:
Super Dave: Lucas Dismissal
Is our legal system now being operated based on who you are? It appears now that public figures and celebrities are given carte blanche to buy their way out of problems with the legal system.
Councilman Lucas made a $1,000 donation to Legal Aid “to help broaden access to the basic rights citizens are entitled to under law.”
If justice is truly blind it means everybody that faces a chargeable offense in a court of law in this nation should be entitled to have the same entitlements. If Quinton Lucas, is allowed to buy himself out of a DUI charge for $1000, it would only be fair that everybody who is currently charged in the state of Kansas with a first-time offense DUI charge, be allowed to make a $1000
How can anybody in good faith vote to put this person into any political office? He’s very clearly demonstrated he feels he is above the law. He has very clearly demonstrated he should not be held accountable for his actions. Is this the kind of person the people want running Kansas City? If this is indeed the caliber of people the voters in Kansas City want, then no complaining should be coming forth with when taxes keep going up and up, while infrastructure and city services keep becoming less and less all the time.
Time to wake up ladies and gentlemen.
The time has come to see that people of good character whose best interests are those of the residents for the area they represent are being voted into office. Till you, the voters start getting up and going out there and making a difference the caliber of people running for office isn’t going to change. Just because a person claims to be a lawyer does not make them a leader of a city. At one time we were a nation who got behind strong leaders and voted them into office. Then we went to simply voting to try and keep somebody out of office. Now we’ve gone to where who’s running for office is such a joke nobody bothers to vote for or against. So which ever special interest group has the most people is going to see their choice makes it into office. What has become clear here of late that people whose best interests are only about them are being put into positions they are very unqualified to be in. Case in point, you have a politician in New York whose work experience prior to be voting into a national office was being a bartender and some minor work in a minority organization. Her pie-in-the-sky promises were ate up in a district with over a 9% unemployment rate. Yes she won the vote from the poor people and I’m not saying it’s wrong to have dreams but at the same time one needs to grasp the reality of life and do all they can to better themselves. Sitting around thinking some politician is going to make your life better with pie-in-the-sky promises will never get you anywhere.
Kansas City will only become a strong prosperous well-run city when the voters get out in large numbers making sure the correct and the best choice for mayor and council members are put into office. Time for the general public to stand up to special interest groups, with votes that say, “We no longer are going to let you run things. We want people running our city that know how to run a city. We want our cities to be operated along with all phases of our government by people with strong business degrees and practices who have demonstrated strong leadership abilities not just the ability to sell out to special interest groups only.”
Now check today's statement from Team Quinton for those who haven't seen it already:
Charges Dropped for Quinton Lucas
Today prosecutors in Lawrence dismissed a case against Quinton Lucas arising out of an October 2018 incident, in which Lucas chose not to drink and drive. Councilman Lucas has maintained throughout that he made the responsible choice not to drive, and appreciates the opportunity to seek justice in this case.
In response to the dismissal, Lucas said “It is a fair result and one that we expected, and I am proud that I made the responsible choice not to drive that night. More importantly, this process has continued to make clear that access to justice is often out of reach for many in our society. I’ve been blessed with the time and resources to have the legal system function as it is intended. Too few in our society have that opportunity.”
Councilman Lucas made a $1,000 donation to Legal Aid to help broaden access to the basic rights citizens are entitled to under law, saying “wealth should not determine outcomes in our criminal justice system.” He added, “beyond funding organizations like Legal Aid, we need to take a good hard look at our criminal justice system.”
The dismissal was signed this morning in Lawrence by both the City Prosecutor and the Honorable Scott J. Miller of Lawrence Municipal Court. Councilman Lucas also thanks his counsel Timothy Riling of Lawrence, KS and Scott Gyllenborg of Olathe, KS. Lucas had previously filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Check the links of MSM REPORTING AFTER TKC FIRST NEWS:
KCTV5: DUI case dismissed against Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas
KMBC: Lucas was arrested by the Lawrence Police Department late on Oct. 18, 2018, on suspicion of a DUI.
KSHB: Lucas said he had attended an event where he drank alcohol and decided to wait in his car until he felt it was safe for him to drive. He was still charged with DUI since a person is considered to be in control of a vehicle if they have access to the keys (whether in their pocket or the ignition), they are in the car, and the car is operational.
KCUR: Lucas also announced a $1000 donation to Legal Aid on Thursday. Legal Aid provides assistance to people who can’t afford to hire an attorney.
Fox4: Asked Jolie Justus, who is also on the Kansas City Council, for her thoughts on the matter. Her campaign manager said they don’t have any comment right now.
You decide . . .