Common sense safety solutions are:
We believe these approaches must be rooted within a longer term strategy of treating violence as a public health crisis.
Minneapolis needs long term investment in a comprehensive approach to addressing the causes of violence and crime, not underfunded short-term pilot projects.
Those approaches also need a departmental home within the city, which a Department of Public Safety would provide. Establishing a Department of Public Safety is a common sense idea already in place in cities across Minnesota and endorsed by Mayor Frey.