Kendall Qualls Promises to “Restore Safety to Minnesota”
MINNEAPOLIS – Following the pandemic, social unrest, and calls from progressive leaders advocating to defund the police, Minnesota has experienced peak crime levels and record low numbers of patrol officers. Citing the need to train and hire more police officers to combat the surge in crime statewide, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls is calling to restore our safety.
“Minnesotans haven’t always lived in a constant state of fear. This spike in violent crime is a direct result of liberal anti-law enforcement policies of Governor Walz and perpetuated by Attorney General Keith Ellison and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar with their “defund the police” rhetoric. Minneapolis alone is down 300 police officers and the same can be said for departments across the state as they plea for additional resources.
Residents shouldn’t have to beg the Governor to prioritize public safety. As part of my Restore Our Freedoms Campaign and 6 initiatives in 6 months, I’m promising to restore safety to Minnesota so families can once again feel comfortable attending a Vikings game or walking to the car parked in their own driveway. I will create a task force at the state level with a minimum of 300 officers to then be deployed to areas where crime is the highest. It’s time to use all resources available to improve public safety. We already do this when it comes to human trafficking and other situations that require numerous agencies to work together. I’m not reinventing the wheel, I’m listening to voters and doing what needs to be done. That’s how a real leader takes back our streets, maybe our current Governor can take notes when I’m elected in November.”