Tuesday, February 18, 2020
BACKFIRE!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS GUN TALK WITH MISSOURI GUV PARSON HELPS REPUBLICANS THREATEN TO PUT MORE YOUNGSTERS IN JAIL!!!
Last year Mayor Quinton Lucas held a number of meetings with Missouri Guv Parson about stricter gun laws.
Insiders warned us that a double-cross was underway. They were 100% correct and here's the worst part of it . . .
THE MAYOR Q CONVERSATION WITH GUV PARSON IS NOW USED TO JUSTIFY LOCKING UP MORE KANSAS CITY YOUNGSTERS AND CHARGING THEM AS ADULTS!!!
Of course this raises the issue of equity given the bias built into the criminal justice system evidenced by the fact that Black & Latino youngsters are far more likely than their white counterparts to be tried as adults.
Back to the local angle . . .
Not only does Guv Parson deny ever supporting "red flag laws" that KCMO urban core leaders are pushing . . . The Missouri GOP Super-Majority is now only willing to consider gun law crackdowns targeting youngsters . . .
MDJ: Youth could be tried as adults for firearm offenses under proposed law
JEFFERSON CITY — Children older than 12 could be tried as adults for firearm offenses if a bill debated by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday becomes law.
Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, said “this is one of the governor’s priorities” and was brought to him to carry through the Senate. Gov. Mike Parson has met with mayors of the state’s cities to discuss solutions in combating the rising gun violence.
“He had talks with people from those cities, the mayors and that, and I also know he works for protecting Second Amendment rights,” Wallingford said. “How do you protect Second Amendment rights but deal with crime, deal with use of a weapon? This might be the best way to compromise with that.”
The bill would not require minors charged with armed criminal action or unlawful use of a firearm to be tried as adults, but it would require them to go before a judge who would determine how to try them.
Developing . . .