Kendall Qualls Calls on Walz to Crackdown on Crime in Weeks Leading up to Summer
MINNEAPOLIS – Over the weekend, understaffed police departments were unable to quickly respond to calls regarding rampant criminal activity in the Twin Cities. After four separate shootings led to one dead and six injured, as well as multiple nights of illegal street racers taking over intersections, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls called on Governor Walz to bolster police presence in the Twin Cities and crackdown on crime before the summer months.
Statement from Kendall Qualls:
“Every time Governor Walz turns a blind eye to this type of behavior, it sends the message to criminals that they can continue to terrorize innocent victims without fear of repercussions. In 2021, multiple children were caught up in gun violence, but we must not allow this to become a norm. Community leaders want safe streets, so children can play and families are able to come and go without fear of being the next victim.
The lack of leadership displayed by our weak Governor permeates beyond political lines when innocent bystanders become victims of a situation perpetuated by a leader who simply only cares enough to stay in power. With the Qualls administration, we’ll ensure that police officers are fully staffed and have the resources to handle the increase in crime brought about by the summer months. It’s time Minnesota returns to Sunday night cookouts, not shoot outs.”