Candidate for City Council President
Absolutely. Our government lacks transparency and this causes distrust. Government often forgets who pays us. And for that reason alone, government should be more transparent.
Yes. Our Country is founded on the belief that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. No one should have the power to unilaterally be the judge and juror without due process
Yes, this is critical to make sure that targeting and discrimination is eventually eliminated.
Yes. Police officers have an extremely difficult job, physically, emotionally and mentally. In order to make sure they are able to function and make sound decisions, they should be evaluated after potentially traumatizing events and on a regular basis, not just periodically.
YES. I was the first Councilman to introduce legislation for all of wpd to wear body cameras. This was met with resistance from the Administration, the police chief and some council members…under the false pretense of them trying to be financially prudent. I knew the importance of it for the public and the police department and tried to make it a financial priority.
Yes. Again, this would go a long way in improving accountability and trust between government and those who we serve.
No. I know that some warrants absolutely need to be no knock in order to ensure safety of officers. However, I would support disciplinary actions against officers who abuse this tactic.
Yes.This is a slippery slop that can lead to unfair harassment. We can not police our way out of our current criminal environment.
Yes, some of us on Council have already tried to pass legislation similar to this but unfortunately it wasn’t supported by enough Councilmembers.
Yes. Delaware needs long term substance abuse rehabilitation facilities. Our friends and family should not have to struggle to find rehab housing out of state
One of my platforms is to aggressively advocate for Wilmington to have control of its own public school system. I know that education is the great equalizer. We must change how and what our children are taught. From kindergarten, our children need to be taught the importance of finances, home maintenance , local politics and self and neighborly love. Community centers are needed in every district to provide access to these and other learning tools.
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