Thursday, July 23, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS FLIP-FLOP STATEMENT ON 'OPERATION LEGEND' AMID PROTEST AGAINST PREZ TRUMP FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN!!!
Turns out it's the Mayor making a "pivot" in his remarks regarding a law enforcement effort during the historic KCMO homicide spike . . . Remember that just yesterday he accused Prez Trump of using a "racist dog whistle" and bark regarding this crackdown.
Now his latest note seems more conciliatory . . .
Mayor Quinton Lucas: "My greatest disappointment and heartbreak are the homicides happening in the streets of this city, and I want to be clear: we all want our city to be safe. Operation Legend should focus on tackling violent crime in our city with federal investigators providing support to our police department in unsolved homicide and non-fatal shooting investigations. This Operation must continue to be about protecting Kansas Citians from violent criminals. I appreciate that U.S. Department of Justice officials today clarified that there are no intentions to pivot to intimidating or detaining peaceful protestors, but we will continue to closely monitor this Operation with the help of U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison as it continues to progress.
"We must do all we can to prevent the loss of innocent lives and work together on a plan to address violent crime in this city. That plan needs to include prevention, intervention, and clearance—it takes all three, and this Operation is but one piece. I want to see violent criminals off our streets. I want to see this program work. I hope the federal government can trust local leaders to know and care about their communities, and to communicate accurate information about the number of arrests and the nature of this mission.
"Lastly, I want to note how immensely proud I am of Charron Powell for addressing the nation today in the name of her son, LeGend, who deserved to be able to grow up. Her strength and her advocacy serve as an important reminder that for families who have lost loved ones to violent crime, this operation is not just a political issue—this is about justice."
Related reading . . .
Washington Post: Trump’s ‘Operation Legend’ was supposed to combat crime. It’s produced one arrest, and some see a political stunt.
MSN: What Is Operation Legend? Trump To Send 'Surge' Of Federal Forces To U.S. Cities
Fox News: Operation Legend - Is it constitutional for federal agents to deploy to Chicago? Judge Napolitano explains
You decide . . .