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 . . .

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish him good luck and hope he gets the cooperation he needs. It's best for all of KCMO if he can achieve this goal.

Anonymous said...

Not sure I ever heard Sly say this. Just only crying each day about Jeff City. Good luck

Anonymous said...

Sly never advocated for more officers. In fact, he made a statement to the media that police had to learn to do more with less. Police don’t create their work product. They don’t get to reduce their product to the consumer. During his tenure he reduced the police dept through budget restriction from well over 1400 to the mid 1200’s. He blamed everyone else for the crime in Kansas City, but that was just deflection. He was the architect of today’s violent crime numbers.

Anonymous said...

Remains his top priority? Couldn’t tell he even cared about, let alone it was a priority. I thought his main priority was out at his favorite gay bar in Lawrence

Anonymous said...

I thought his priority was to take selfies and give money to developers.

Anonymous said...

Zero Blacks dead so far.. Doing well.

Anonymous said...

HAW HAW HAW SELFIES!!! UR PURTY DARN FUNNNIE

Anonymous said...

The police are 3/4 of the budget. More than enough police and more than enough police budget. The police don't bother leaving the station so no point in hiring more police. The police department use Kansas City MO as a cash register. And for future reference, the police are controlled by the state and not the city; Mayor Selfie has no control over what the police do or do not do...

Anonymous said...

The gangs say "Sounds like a challenge to me".

Johnston said...

Agree with @9:43, while I would have preferred a more detailed plan with a call to action that showed how citizens can help, this ain't all bad. And I'd rather have the mayor know that crime is Kansas City's worst problem then deny it or blame other people who don't even live here. I sincerely hope he can make at least some progress accomplishing this goal.

Anonymous said...

If there were more jobs for many of these people, killings would fall. It’s not as much a gun issue as it is a lack of hope problem. The killers have nothing left to lose.

Remmi said...

^^^^^

Excellent point.

Anonymous said...

This dude not only can't talk the talk he can't come close to walking the walk.

More hot air from the head clown.

Anonymous said...

By releasing all the criminals ? You have to be kidding.

Anonymous said...

Oh, 10:36. Too bad it's true. ;)

Anonymous said...

11:29...Bullshit...They don't want jobs they are selling drugs, pimping, stealing, etc. That's what the killings are about and innocent people get caught in the crosshairs.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Selling drugs is hard work!

Just big pharma!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but saying Mayor Selfie McDrinkerson is better than Mayor Sly is like saying Pneumonia is better than Bubonic Plague.

When this clueless showboat takes a real stand on anything but his public image, let us know.

Anonymous said...

30 percent of Kansas City are alcoholics said: Are you still beating that dead horse after the election? Kansas City racist are intellectually bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

Wow, was that English? Lol

Anonymous said...

WTF?! are you smoking, Chimpy?! There are very many job vacancies, even for drop-outs, felons, and doofus dumb mama's boys monkeys. Oh, right, killerz ain't gotta get up before 1pm, punch no damn timecard, and pay no mofo rent or child support!

Anonymous said...

HEE HEE HEE MONKEYSHINES!!! LOOK AT THE CHUMP CHIMPY/10:36 PERFORM!!!