Every voter in Kansas City knows that Mayor Quinton Lucas has a bright future ahead of him.
The ambitious politico is a future congressman and D.C. power player. This cowtown has always been just one aspect of the upward trajectory of a truly intelligent and skilled future statesman.
Nevertheless . . .
MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS BETRAYED KANSAS CITY WITH HIS APOLOGETIC AND SOFT RESPONSE TO RIOTERS WHO TERRORIZED THE PLAZA LAST NIGHT!!!
A simple look at the scene reveals that this violence was only marginally related to "social justice" and at the end of fracas, the mob was simply in a grudge match with each other, police and property owners.
It's unfortunate that fights betwixt protesters, shooting and vandalism overshadowed demands for police accountability and longstanding complaints challenging racism.
Still . . .
The elected leader Kansas City making excuses for burned cars, broken glass and gunfire on local streets betrays voters, taxpayers and residents who deserve more credible leadership in a crisis.
Even worse, his lack of commitment to fight violence and stand up to criminals has endangered Kansas City and brings us to a point where homicides are on a record-breaking pace.
Check the links:
The second day of protests at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this week started out peaceful.By 10 p.m. Saturday night, Kansas City police said several violent groups of protesters had thrown bottles and rocks, blocked streets, looted businesses and set fire to a police cruiser near a parking garage.
KC mayor says violent protesters distract from talking about real message after George Floyd's death
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Protests in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday night went from mostly peaceful to a considerably different tone Saturday night with people throwing rocks at police officers and into businesses and setting a police vehicle on fire.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After a peaceful protest turned violent Saturday night in Kansas City, Missouri, the mayor called for protesters to peacefully share their message Sunday. A new protest is expected to take place Sunday afternoon on the Country Club Plaza, the same location where police said at least 50 people were arrested, 10 were injured and businesses bore the brunt of property destruction.
You decide . . .