LEAST WE FORGET & THE NEED FOR ELECTED ACCOUNTABLE: • For decades our elected officials have failed to act common sense gun safety laws; failed to effectively fund mental health support services; failed to provide housing for the homeless; failed to enact criminal justice & police reform; and failed to change qualified immunity for bad-apple police officers. But given our elected officials failures to manage these related societal issues and problems — they “pass the buck” and expect local law enforcement to solve these societal challenges, which stem from their own failed leadership in enacting needed reforms.
Public Safety & Neighborhood Policing
So let’s hold our elected officials accountable to: (1) pass the Federal “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in early March but tragically remains bogged down in the U.S. Senate; (2) legalize and tax the use of cannabis and apply these new tax revenues, with increase mental health services, affordable housing and Pre-K through 12 public education; (4) holding all of our elected officials accountable for their failure to reform our broken criminal justice system; and (5) for voters to demand and hold accountable all local Mayors, City Mangers, Police Chiefs and County Sheriffs — to transform their police and law enforcement cultures from “military warriors” to “peace officers,” who will focus on “protecting and serving all people and the sanity of human life.”
— Nino Amato