Posted on February 20, 2024

Kansas City Mayor Accuses Governor of Racism for Calling Super Bowl Mass Shooters ‘Thugs’

Thomas Stevenson, Post Millennial, February 17, 2024

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said on Friday that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson used a racial “dog whistle” when the governor said “thugs” were responsible for the shooting.

He made the comments while speaking to KCUR host Steve Kraske on the radio program “Up to Date.”

“I certainly do think this was criminal activity, it’s lawlessness and I think that that’s troubling,” Lucas told Kraske when the radio host asked about the governor’s comments. “But ‘thugs’ is a dog whistle in the most classic sense and I have seen this dog whistle time and again.”


In 2021, Lucas announced plans to defund the KC Police Department by 47 million dollars and that the reason for the decision was centered around “listening to black and brown people.”