Sunday, August 25, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS VOWS TO CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST RISING KANSAS CITY DEADLY VIOLENCE!!!
The aftermath of a DEADLY DOUBLE MURDER NEAR THE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY P&L DISTRICT has resonated among local elected officials given the exorbitant amount of taxpayer funded subsidy it takes to support this small swath of development inside the loop. Nearly half a BILLIONS dollars has poured into this area over the last decade as the entertainment district now confronts the same violence which plagues the rest of the urban core.
And so, we sense frustration and a glimpse at future strategy focused on limiting gun rights from the newly promoted politico.
The latest tweet from Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas:
"Will never get used to the intolerable amount of gun violence in our city. I'll keep coming up w/proposals to stem our violence problem, even if there are critiques for each and every one. My condolences to the family and friends of the two men shot and killed last night."
Complaints about opposition seem premature given that most seem enthusiastic about his ideas. His recent effort to crackdown on minors holding guns was greeted enthusiastically by many Conservatives as a de facto "stop & frisk" effort.
Unfortunately, the new mayor seems hung up on HIMSELF and his role as mayor when in reality so many residents have already expressed their preferred solution to help curb local crime . . .
OVER AND OVER KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS HAVE TOLD POLITICOS TO PUT MORE POLICE OFFICERS ON THE STREET TO THWART THE HOMICIDE EPIDEMIC!!!
Sadly, 12th & Oak seems hesitant to take on an, admittedly, expensive solution.
At times, it seems that police would rather have money for new toys and promotional efforts rather than increase their ranks.
There's also a difficult debate about local control beneath the surface.
Nevertheless, Kansas City has failed to maintain 50-year-old promises for higher police staffing goals.
And so, before crafting new legislation, Mayor Quinton might want to consider simply fulfilling a half-century old promise to put more police on Kansas City streets in order to fight crime.
You decide . . .