Hi, I’m Anthony D'Ambrosio
On Public Safety
When it comes to public safety, we need to elevate the discussion beyond the heated rhetoric and towards what the Commonwealth should be doing to recruit and train highly qualified police officers at the municipal and state levels.
We need to embrace common-sense criminal justice reforms that increase law enforcement accountability mechanisms without compromising public safety and the livelihoods of small business owners. Such reforms include more diversity in the police ranks, more de-escalation training for police, and a restructuring of our criminal justice statutes so that state laws do not open-endedly allow for the immediate incarceration of citizens for minor offenses. Court summons are a better approach than arresting citizens for minor criminal offenses. Additionally, we need to make sure that community policing, often successful at bridging gaps between law enforcement and communities, works for everyone.