REDUCE VIOLENT CRIME
REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME IS MY NUMBER ONE PRIORITY
Public safety is not a political slogan to me. As a community prosecutor and violent crimes judge, it’s my profession. And as someone who lives in north Minneapolis and sees, hears, and feels a rise in violent crime in my community, it’s my life. I will confront the rise in violent crime in our community by concentrating resources in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office on those crimes, sending a clear signal that those who break the law will face consequences for their actions, and collaborating with justice partners to address crime when it occurs. Public safety is the foundation that thriving communities are built on. Businesses invest in safe communities. Successful families live in safe communities. And, safe communities alleviate inequality. I will work diligently to rebuild this foundation of safety across Hennepin County.
THE CURRENT SITUATION
I believe that it doesn’t matter where you live, how much money you make, or the color of your skin; you deserve to feel safe in your community. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that crime has increased drastically over the last two years in Hennepin County, and that crime has hit minorities and historically underserved communities the hardest.
I WILL WORK TO REDUCE VIOLENT CRIME BY:
Focusing on and dedicating more resources to prosecuting violent and repeat offenders
I agree with the vast majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans that we need to fund law enforcement and the justice system.
Sending a strong message from the office that if you commit a crime, you will face consequences
Lobby state and local governments to increase resources available for law enforcement and prosecution
Hiring and retaining prosecutors from communities affected by violent crime who have a grounded understanding of the situation
Hiring outside experts who can provide a fresh perspective that is uncompromised by local politics and recent failures
Collaborating with local, state, and federal governments and law enforcement to effectively prosecute violent crimes across Hennepin County
Establishing a transparent and honest relationship with the community to increase community cooperation
Providing the public and elected officials with facts and data regarding crime