Sunday, January 05, 2020
KANSAS CITY SUNDAY PROMISE: MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS PLEDGES TO LOWER VIOLENT CRIME RATE!!!
Kansas City suffered 148 homicides in 2019 and yet again moved closer to breaking a 26-year-old record . . . Today, the Mayor shared a pledge to make addressing the violence his 1st priority.
The social media quote from Mayor Quinton Lucas . . .
"Reducing violent crime remains my top priority as we head into the new year.
"We cannot become numb to our violence problem, shrug our shoulders like this is too big of a problem to solve, or waste time yelling at officials in Jefferson City or Washington, blaming our own inaction on them. Instead, my office continues to work as quickly, strategically and creatively as possible to curb this epidemic.
"Our upcoming city budget will include funding to hire more police officers and social workers, and to build out a diverse, well-trained department . . . Our budget will also include funding to expand mental health resources for survivors of shootings and the friends and families of homicide victims.
"I fully intend to break the cycle in which today’s friend or relative of a victim is tomorrow’s victim or potential assailant."
Developing . . .