Saturday, January 25, 2020

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PARDON 8,000 MISDEMEANOR MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS!!!



Complex conversations regarding felony forgiveness and restorative justice have been an ongoing topic for discussion at 12th & Oak for years but now we're getting a TKC FIRST LOOK at the scope of plans to grant weed clemency from new Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.

Here's the word . . .

Mayor Quinton Lucas speaking at a recent forum in D.C. - "I'm planning to pardon 8,000 folks with marijuana convictions on their record at the misdemeanor level . . . As part of that it's vital for us to actually reach people. And we know there are a lot of folks out there who have so much they want to give to their communities. That's just one."

Check the context of the conversation.

And so we ask . . .

WILL KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS GRANTING PARDON FOR THOUSANDS OF WEED BUSTS HELP OR HURT KANSAS CITY?!?!?

And the very least the new mayor will earn a rep as the most "kind" public official this town has ever seen.

On a serious note, as we've seen the rise of deadly drug cartels locally and the worsening scourge of substance abuse addiction in our neighborhoods . . . And so, the impact of this controversial move should be considered before City Hall proceeds.

You decide . . .

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

He talked about some of this during the campaign but I don't think he mentioned 8,000 people. That's a lot of records he's cleaning.

Don't forget that this has an economic benefit as well. Allowing people access to better employment without that conviction.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

Lawlessnes rules KC. That's a shame.

KCjd said...

This is good for Kansas City in every possible way, get marijuana cases out of the system. There are far more important crimes to prosecute. Well done Mayor Lucas!

Anonymous said...

Common sense rules in KC. That's a welcome change.

Anonymous said...

So if a drug addict that gets cleared causes harm to one of my customers amI still subject to civil liability?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Absolutely @ 9:15!

Anonymous said...

He's functionally insane at least

Anonymous said...

#MayorQrime

Anonymous said...

Four years from now the city will be asking for money to add shit removal services to keep the sidewalks clean downtown.

Anonymous said...

These politicos will do anything to get votes.

Anonymous said...

This is good law. Weed is basically legal now. Drop the hypocrisy.

Grip Madlock said...

Sadly,violence and murdered end up getting slaps on the wrists

Anonymous said...

"this is good law. Weed is basically legal now. Drop the hypocrisy"


Says the stoner

Anonymous said...

Maybe he is going to pardon the 8,000 residents being priced out and displaced and gentrified out of their homes and neighborhoods next.

Anonymous said...

How come the local media isn't going with BREAKING NEWS. LUCAS TO PARDON 8000 WEED OFFENDERS!

Anonymous said...

How many of those 8,000 have other convictions on their records that pardoning the weed charge will have no real impact on 'cleaning' their records? I suspect the weed charge is not their only conviction for many of these potential pardon subjects.

Anonymous said...

One concern that arises in the vegetated mind of this Radish

Many of these convictions, old muni case files, were before automated court records and such. There may not even be any physical file left or if so it cld literally be in deep remote storage like in an actual cave, far out of reach for background internet stuff. Really muni courts are not even the so called “courts of record” which is a statutory or maybe constitutional standard set for the judicial branch, which is why I believe the doings of muni courts are reviewed like on a de novo standard rather than accorded a deference if a trial de novo sought to the circuit court .... dang someone could say that. Better I’m sure.

All to say, those cases are laying pretty low aren’t they.?? Could it be possible that this effort to dig up and sort out these old convictions for an admittedly noble purpose could do the opposite ? Because now we have all kinds of automated court records. Might this cause those old cases to flare up and be noticed now and scooped up by background investigators and internet records and internet identity data sucks and just bring up a really old drug case that had a moribund file status not known to the defendants employees etc but now they do know. ....asking for a friend Thx, radish

Anonymous said...

10:13 is a good point too. Related thought, what if the weed charge was like the only charge that stuck but they knew they had a bad dude who has done other things ... I cld see a situation, I guess it depends on trust and integrity in the law enforcement and prosecutor, for such a situation. Just a thought. But for the most part, o think a good reform. Thx, radish

Anonymous said...

How long before half of them have a new gun ?

Anonymous said...

Weed is everywhere. I am surprised how many people I know smoke it on a regular basis. White collar, blue collar, burnouts and bankers.

Anonymous said...

8000 selfies coming up

Anonymous said...

Also says the conservative that doesn't smoke pot. Pot heads are the least of societies problems. Lock up up the chronic DUI drunks, methheads, assaulters and murderers. Us people over forty need to acknowledge and accept that we are not stuck in time and things change. America needs more of this.

Anonymous said...

Good move. I bet most of the 8,000 are black people. There are people sitting in jail for having weed, while now white folks are out here with license to sell legally making millions selling weed. White people are always coming up with ways to give themselves two bites of the apple while everyone else gets punished. Greedy white people

Charles Whitman said...

I was a high schooler in the 70s. I smoked it. I haven't had it since 86. It wàs illegal when they were convicted, the sponging now is wrong, imo. Besides, what additional charges were dropped or pled down for the Marijuana conviction? No record of it. Let them lie in the bed they made.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Whitman.

Like to see the freak freak out if Trump were to do such a thing.The freaks would start the impeachment charges all over again.

This is one of those deals where Lucas is buying your future votes and hoodwinking you as he fucks you in the ass over something else. Sounds like one of his buddies business is needing a huge TIF and tax break.

Anonymous said...

Obama was a druggie. He admits it in his book.

Anonymous said...

No one goes to jail on a simple pot charge, if they are in jail it's because of more serious charges were pled down.

Anonymous said...

He's Sly Junior without the bow tie. He'll be here there and everywhere out of town on the political talk show circuit except spending time here in Kansas City with his sleeves rolled up and tackling the big problems.

Anonymous said...

"'this is good law. Weed is basically legal now. Drop the hypocrisy.'"


Says the stoner"

Says the ad hominem attack guy.

Anonymous said...

HOW BOUT MORE MURDERS AND OTHER CRIME YOU STUPID LIBFAGS

Anonymous said...

"Says the ad hominem attack guy."



You seen one wasted stoner you've seen them all.

Anonymous said...


Oh yes lets turn Kansas City into a New Your crap hole since it's already racist why not go the extra mile and radicalize the entire city. Lets let everybody go free and support them too.

Anonymous said...

If he does this that’s one less excuse for the blacks, there’s no reason now not to get off a welfare and get a job.

Anonymous said...

Do we really need courts and liberal fag judges and a worthless prosecutor like Jean Petersucker Baker? Everyone gets probation anyway, except white people.

Anonymous said...

Is the gay mayor going to pardon any people with alcohol related convictions?

Byron Funkhouser said...

This is the morally correct course of action.

If the details are sketchy, & some of the consequences iffy, so be it.

Do the right thing ...


As you can see, the resistance is just your typical, racist hyperbole.

Anonymous said...

Does he know he doesn't have the authority to do that?

Anonymous said...

Fuck You Byron ya stupid jackass

Anonymous said...

San Francisco lite. City of Fountains, soon to be needle and shit filled.

Harold Eugene Johnson said...

Kansas City, Missouri has a drug problem. San Quentin Donald Ludicrous wants to glorify the abusers. Disgusting!