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Our neighborhoods face an unacceptable level of violent crime. We also have poor relationships between the police and the communities they serve. In the big picture, a school-to-prison pipeline denies children a sound education and feeds crime in the long run. A comprehensive public safety plan tackles all of this head on. We must improve the relationship between the NYPD and the folks they are duty-bound to protect and serve. So too must we abandon our carceral mindset as we recognize the humanity and dignity of all people, and move toward education and rehabilitation.

  • Increase funding for leadership development and mental health support for survivors of violence 

  • Support and provide funding crisis management system operations in hot spots 

  • Support gun buyback programs to take guns off the streets

  • Support the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act

  • Support Ending Qualified Immunity 

  • Support necessary amendments to bail reform ensuring that we do not have repeat offenders

  • Create emergency response relationship between mental health professionals and law enforcement to respond to mental health crises

  • Support the Clean Slate NY that will automatically clear a New Yorker’s criminal record once they become eligible. 

  • Fully fund hate crime unit at the State level

  • Expand re-entry programs and give adults more access to continuing educational resources to help reduce recidivism.

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