Candidate for City Council At Large
Yes – Our police officers are accountable to the communities they serve. Just like we require of our medical professionals, our law enforcement officer’s records you be public. We must restore faith in our communities that no one individual is above the law.
No – There are cases where police officers should engage in collecting property associated with a crime. However, we cannot accept police abusing this right and targeting individuals. If a person is not charged with a crime then police officers have no right to remove that individual’s property from their procession.
Yes – Knowing this information is required would make police officers think twice before engaging in targeted interactions with communities.
Yes – The job of a police officer is stressful. A psychological evaluation must be mandated for all law enforcement personnel. This is also key in early identification of mental issues where substantive intervention can play a crucial role.
Yes – This is a practice that leaves room for too much error. In the case of Breonna Taylor, knowing the officers acted in “good faith” is not enough. We cannot have errors in our criminal justice system. This will also require our law enforcement officials to get innovative about how to apprehend suspects.
Yes – I do not support fear and intimidation as policing efforts. You should be policing not controlling and you should the people in your area.
No – I do not believe that the board should have hiring and firing authority. I believe transparency is key to holding police accountable. I think review boards could play a large role in building that accountability.
Yes – We must stop criminalizing addiction. We need a concerted effort to combat the rise of substance abuse in our City. We also need quality programs to assist with follow up and engagement.
Restoring Wilmington will take bold innovative solutions that are targeted to propel city residents to succeed. We must first acknowledge the history of inequitable and racist policies and the impact they still have on our communities. Reversing this takes strategic investment, targeted support, and strong advocacy at the state level. We must create mechanisms that allow for economic mobility. We must bridge the divide between our government departments to allow for intense intervention and work with our community residents to identify specific solutions.
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