Thursday, July 16, 2020

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS WORKS TO REMOVE PARKING TICKET ARREST WARRANTS!!! LOW-LEVEL VIOLATIONS CHALLENGED 'WE SHOULD NOT CRIMINALIZE POVERTY,' ARGUED!!!



Just moments ago Mayor Quinton Lucas launched a legislative action to fundamentally change how law enforcement on local streets.

To wit . . .

MAYOR Q ATTACKS PARKING TICKET & "LOW-LEVEL" CODE ENFORCEMENT!!!

More to the point . . .

CALL THIS MOVE THE FIRST ROUND OF 'DEFUND THE POLICE' LEGISLATION OR COMMUNITY-BASED REFORM!!!

Nobody likes parking tickets and some might argue that low-level fines serve as nothing more than taxation in order to fund the prison-industrial complex. HOWEVER, law enforcement supporters might argue that changing the municipal code for "low-level" violations will undoubtedly have a negative ripple effect across Kansas City and encourage threats to public safety.

Here's the Mayor's argument . . .

"Last week, the City Council passed my ordinance to remove marijuana violations from the City Code—potentially subjecting 800 fewer people in our community to criminal penalties next year. But our work isn’t done."

"Today, I’m introducing an ordinance that would remove arrest warrants for low-level code violations, such as parking tickets. In our city—and in most of the country—if you don’t pay your parking tickets over a certain amount of time, you could end up with an arrest warrant, and then in jail. There is no reason for that."

"We should not criminalize poverty and we should not criminalize entire communities. That’s what these reforms need to be about, and that’s what we’ll continue working toward."

Here's a posted along with the announcement:



Developing . . .

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

of course it's defund the police.

In theory I disagree.

Then again, I don't want to pay my traffic tickets!

Remo said...

^^^ Then stop parking and driving like a jack hole!

Anonymous said...

Defund round one?

And done.

Anonymous said...

Eliminate parking enforcement next. Defund Defund Defund

Retro ROCKER said...

The people with the most money don't pay there tickets. How many visitors that are passing through .Don't send the money in. Tickets are just a way of City's generating revenue.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to park in front of the Mayor's driveway. See how he likes that.

Anonymous said...

This mayor is completely out of control!

Anonymous said...

^^and yet he's not and it's you who is out of control and lonely. Pathetic too. Mostly lonely though. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Actually, 1:36 is right and he deserves to express his opinion without your dumb trolling. Weird scumbag @1:40.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Q is doing the right thing. Good for him!

Anonymous said...

1:44 The rest of us are sick of his trolling and name-calling too.

Anonymous said...

Never argue with an idiot. (Aka mayor mckneely and troll boi) They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Bandit Darville said...

Next parking complaints will go up and he will complain about not having fund to pay for his socialist workers. Lather, rinse and repeat!

Anonymous said...

He still wants your money tho. Yes the punishment must meet the crime, but what is the consequences of doing low level dumb shit?

Bandit Darville said...

Do you mean like drunk driving in downtown Lawrence?

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile kc has added 6 new Kung fu flu deaths in the last week, 37 total. here’s the scary stat, Jackson county has added 19 new deaths in the last week for a total of 44 deaths.

If only we had real leaders in our cities that would have controlled the riots. But we got screwed with liberal dipshits that now have blood on their hands. And they don’t care.

Charles Whitman said...

I don't understand. His stated goal is: "We should not criminalize poverty and we should not criminalize entire communities."

Is he inferring that only the poverty stricken get parkíng ticket

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention that we have 2100 new cases of the Chinese red death virus thanks to the failed leadership in kc.

Was the boy blunder taking his private stash of hydroxychloroquine?

Anonymous said...

Let's just get rid of the Earnings Tax.

Joe Mamma said...

No parking tickets for black fellows. Paper Mo car license plates for black fellows. Decriminalization of pot for black fellows. Assault with deadly intent will be next for black fellows

Anonymous said...

Defund City Hall

Anonymous said...

PARKING TICKET REVENUE MATTERS! DOWN WITH WHITEY!

Anonymous said...

What's sad about all this social engineering by smiley selfies kneely Lucas is that after all these "requirements" of living in a modern civilized society have been removed, and specifically targeting one demographic of KCMO, the violence, mayhem, and homicides will continue unabated.
The minority of a minority perpetrating all this chaos and tragedy couldn't give a hoot about all this feely touchy crap.
And if you think they do, you've never met any of them.
Lucas needs to visit with some of the folks in prison to get a real story about how his efforts are viewed on the street.
He's not even in the same world with these folks.
Governing is not a graduate school seminar.

Anonymous said...

@1:44 & 1:48-@1:40 is right and he deserves to express his opinion without your dumb trolling. Weird scumbag. The rest of us are sick of your dumb posts and name-calling too.

Anonymous said...

he's right about de-escalating parking and traffic violations.

as with other things, the system has prioritized criminalizing minor offenses to put them in jail for almost nothing.

maybe cars should be towed and impounded instead.

Super Dave said...

3:01 has a better idea just confiscate the cars. Instead of writing tickets just tow the damn car, they will pay then to get it back.

But whats next, Free Get Out of Jail Cards For Murder and Assault?

Anonymous said...

Without the threat of penalties there will be no incentive to obey parking laws. You'll see cars and trucks parked in front of fire hydrants, taking up paid parking places for a day or days, double parking, blocking driveways, etc. A person who runs up fines and can pay them will not, because there is no threat of further enforcement. Mayor Lucas forgets that he has constituents in Kansas City who will be greatly inconvenienced by this action. Once again, he shows that he represents only some citizens and not others.

Bandit Darville said...

Mayor Q Ball just loved performing fellatio on blm so much that he just keeps doing it. Can't wait to see him go full deep throat!

How To Control Illegal Parking said...

Guess it will be like we did in the days of old when people illegally park on your property or blocked your driveway, we'd just slash the shit out of all four tires. Actually did it to one car twice before they got the message.

Anonymous said...

Better title for you TKC: Defund in disguise. This is just another way to take revenue away from the police department.

Anonymous said...

Simpledave, you don't live in KC, so what's next is mind your own business! Moron.

Anonymous said...

If you want to not "criminalize poverty" then get rid of the earnings tax

Anonymous said...

^^^^ aw chimpy why are you so jealous of super Dave? What’s a matter little monkey, nobody showed up at the zoo to watch your little monkeyshines today! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Commiting crimes while poor is now a get out of trouble card ? WTF ? Bad precedent to be setting, so damb stupid. Hell give us colored shirts to wear based on income so the police know who is free to go and who isn't. Total BS !!!!

Hyperblogal said...

Just when I think wacko time is winding down.....

Bandit Darville said...

Congratulations KC! You elected a black man that is dumber and more socialist than Obama. It's going to be hard to lower that bar much more but I'm sure you will find a way.

dint pay nufn said...

OH BOY! FREE PARKING !

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lucas needs to look up "Quality Of Life Policing" online.
It's a technique that has been used in Functioning Cities, whereby the Police Force enforces such "minor" laws as traffic, code enforcement and so forth, and in every instance has resulted in any overall decrease in major crimes, since the Police Force, now seen by the Residents to be a presence and an active agency in making the Standard of living better for everyone (except, I guess, for the Criminals) receives cooperation and assistance from those Residents.

Anonymous said...

In the immortal words of Arthur Spooner of King of Queens: "Park with impunity!" Go ahead. Park wherever you'd like. Spit on the sidewalk, too. Cross the street in the middle of the block. Drink in public! Love how they classify a crime according to communities, as if acknowledging they know the African American community are a bunch of pot smokers.

Anonymous said...

Pot and crack smokers.

Anonymous said...

Mayor McDrinkerson taking on the heavy, serious issues.

Actually no, he's an incompetent stooge who doesn't know what to do without a camera pointing in his direction, and is utterly out of his shallow depth.

Clayton Bigsby said...

Its probably in Lawrence,he will probably laugh at you for being an idiot and driving that far to look into an asshole like him.

Anonymous said...

Quinton Lucas can’t take the stress of the public office he holds. He needs help. Poor guy.

Anonymous said...

Racism and Poverty make people park illegally. Can not be a choice of the motorist.

Anonymous said...

So all the hoodrats dont have to maintain their house, throw trash every where, park abandoned broke down vehicles in their yards and no tickets?

I’m guessing that applies to every person in the city then because you can’t do for one part of the city and enforce it in the rest of the city, the lawsuits will be flying.

Dear god, what have we done to deserve such an idiot for mayor?

Anonymous said...


After reading the comments on this I have to laugh at the ignorance of the people who agree with Lucas. Some are right this guy is completely out of control. He's saying ignore the problem and it will go away, but yet he is crying for help to lower crime, then at the same time he gets help and them bitches because he doesn't want it. This is the first step to lawlessness does he not know that? Lucas should have picked up some of those bricks at the riots because he is sure shy of a full load.

Anonymous said...

He sure has one fucked up redevelopment plan!

Anonymous said...

Turn off all of the parking meters then. If the court system cannot enforce parking tickets then don't let the city collect the revenues for parking in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Count me dumb. Q says there are still fines to be paid. Just no warrants issued at low level offenses. When poor people get warrants they have to show in court or go to jail. Many of them lose their jobs because a court appearance means missing work. Or they miss court because they don't want to lose their job. It's a real thing. Well documented. Google.

The "tow and impound their car" was tried in Chicago and they finally realized it created a down spiral for people treading water financially. Google it.

Look, not everone is trying for a handout. Some people are stuck between paying for meds or paying rent. You can't squeeze blood from a stone. Warrants and arrests are for criminals, not for parking offenses. Some cities now generate 1/3 of revenues from police tickets. It turned into a decades long money making scam in towns like Ferguson.

Sure you can choose to park illegally. No excuse for that behavior. But the fines should be proportional like in Sweden where a speeding ticket is a percentage of your income. A swedish multimillionaire got a $130,000 fine going the equivalent of 48 in a 30 mph zone.

Here you just hire an attorney and plead it down to a nonmoving violation. Of course, you have to be able to afford a traffic attorney to buy that kind of justice in an American courtroom.

Who hasn't got a ticket? It happens. Eleven percent of citizens have a police-initiated law enforcement encounter each year. Obviously higher percentage in the hood which is heavily policed.

Such encounters are just not a big deal for those of us who can afford the costs that go along with it. There's gotta be a word for that kind of privilege.

Anonymous said...

It’s weird that you post with the word weird every day. Seek neurological assistance immediately as the brain dysfunction is obvious.

Anonymous said...

There is no question now, Democrats are against the rule of law unless it's them oppressing us with their evil plans for authoritarianism. Fuck all Democrats. III%

Charles Whitman said...

Obey the law and you won't get ticketed. Sure, almost everyone has gotten a ticket, and had (rightfully) paid à fine and (hopefully) learned theír lesson (obey the law).
Without repercussions they'll commit minor crimes freely

Anonymous said...

CW, I appreciate your reply and the courage to post your name.

Who is this "they" you refer to?

It's not the fine-skipping double parkers or parking meter cheats we need to worry about. It's the locked n loaded gangbangers going bang bang drive by. No parking warrant gonna slow them down when they rolling with glocks and 9mm's. This is no slippery slope my friend. We are fallen in the abyss. The dam is busted. They called in the cavalry.

The policing focus is rightly shifting to the violent lawbreakers. Yes, that means letting go of the little stuff when minor offenses cause poor working people to lose their jobs. Look, policing minor offenses has done zippo to reduce the murder rate or poverty rate in Jackson County. The courts are clogged with 80% nonviolent offenders. You know, some dude hauled before the Judge for jaywalking with a lit blunt. Time to try something other than the Slie era methods of a wristslap JPB plea deal for serious crime. We're talking Federal Court not traffic court.

Sure the broken windows policing method works but it requires minority community trust and we don't have that. Haven't had it for a long time. So yes, time to ease up on parking and hammer down real hard on real crime.


Charles Whitman said...

They=lawbreakers

Gotta come up with something to cut funding w/o cutting the laws. OK, not enforcing marijuana use/possession. Less than 1 ounce? 1/4 lb? I'm for that. I don't thínk marijuana is anymore a gateway drug than is alcóhol. Just tax and regulate it like alcohol.
Now how to better use the police be force?
2037 says "the hood" is heavily policed; maybe reàssign thé beats to more evenly police the whole of KC.

Charles Whitman said...

As a side note, maybe look at handguns? They kill more than all other firearms combined.
Maybe make all handguns illegal to own or possess, wàivér for current or prior (honorably discharged) mbembers of the armed forces or a public servant.
I'm a supporter of the 2A.

Anonymous said...

Never argue with an idiot, aka Mayor Q. Let's see how he reacts when someone parks in his driveway or in front of his place.

Anonymous said...

I should've voted for the lesbian.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- QUINTON'S QUACKERY

Mayor Quagmire's antics remind me of the time several years ago when WalMart publicly announced that they would stop prosecuting shoplifters who stole less than $100 worth of merchandise. Not surprisingly, the crooks learned to count to 99 real fast!!!

(the policy was quickly dropped)

Anonymous said...

You’re not much of a supporter of the Second Amendment with those views. But nice try.

Charles Whitman said...

Well, what's the answer? Not doing anything doesn't work. GCA68 didn't do enough. The Brady Bill (now defunct) didn't work. Black rifles may look imposing, but they aren't the big evil.
What I suggest will keep handguns away from the untrained, and should be easily enforcible.
Does it open the door to 2A infringement? Yes. Did the 2A allow for machine guns, cannons, and bombs? Sure, but we gave up those rights in the interest of publíc safety. Isn't what I propose in the interest of publíc safety?
I don't want to see infringement on the 2A, but I like the killing even less.
So what is the answer?
(We probably aren't going to solve any problems on a blog)

Anonymous said...

Why not allow people to work off their fines via public service.

Anonymous said...

"What I suggest will keep handguns away from the untrained...." What kind of training do you propose that would get ghetto rats to stop shooting other ghetto rats? Maybe train them in how to use and clean their handguns; that way they will be able to shoot more people without having to worry about jamming. Or train them in proper safety procedures so they don't shoot themselves instead of someone else.

Is that the kind of training you have in mind? If not, what's your training plan?

Anonymous said...

5:22 how true you are! I would’ve never believed we could go lower but we did!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I do not think it's possible to have a dumber mayor in this town.

Charles Whitman said...

The training, whatever training, received while a member of the armed forces or public service. As I suggested, one can only possess a handgun if they're a current or prior (honorably discharged) member of the armed forces or public service.

Anonymous said...

^^^Which would be a blatant violation of the Second Amendment, and of Missouri's constitution as well. Back to the drawing board with you.

Charles Whitman said...

Well, the 2A has been restricted in the past (the 1934NFA and GCA68 come to mind), and restricting the 2A nationally would probably trump any MO state legislation.
But that's my idea to help reduce crime.
What's yours?

Anonymous said...

If they're not going to make everyone pay parking tickets why are they making anyone pay parking tickets.