After a bloody start to Springtime 2022 . . . Kansas City Mayor Q attempted to reassure the public about his efforts to support public safety but very few people seemed convinced.
The reality is that KCMO has already suffered two of the most violent years in local history and is quickly making progress toward a third. Meanwhile, the mayor is taking criticism from both urban law enforcement critics AND right-wing conservatives about his constant efforts to "defund" police — A disputed term that's completely accurate.
And so we ask our blog community . . .
As we approach an election year . . . Has Mayor Q lost all of his credibility when it comes to curbing Kansas City crime?!?!
Remember that he came into office hoping to reduce the homicide count to under 100 annual killings by way of community outreach and good vibes.
Now his plans echo failed strategies of the past along with proposed gun takeaway crackdowns that only seem to incur conservative wrath.
Check his latest response . .
"My office received from Children's Mercy a plan for how we can expand youth mental health and trauma response services in Kansas City. We hope to fully fund that request through the American Rescue Plan," Mayor Quinton Lucas continued.
Mayor Lucas added that the City hopes to continue efforts to reduce the amount of illegal firearms on the streets.
"We also hope, contingent on state law, to continue our work with federal authorities to get recidivists off our streets and to reduce the supply of illegally trafficked firearms, primarily handguns, in our community," Lucas said.
KCPD is still searching for the suspects in three-of-four the shootings . . .
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the last 24 hours, the Kansas City Police Department has responded to four homicides prompting Mayor Quinton Lucas to address the issue. "Late last evening, the City experienced its fourth homicide from separate incidents in the span of 24 hours.
The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has responded to four separate homicides across the city in a single 24-hour stretch from Tuesday to Wednesday. Kansas City's mayor, Quinton Lucas, took to Twitter to voice his concerns over violence in the city. The deadly span brought Kansas City to more than 40 homicide deaths in 2022.
Developing . . .