Responds to Senate Republican law enforcement package

CHICAGO – In response to a Senate Republican press conference unveiling their agenda for combating violence and calling for $100 million for law enforcement agencies, State Senator Robert Peter (D-Chicago), Senate Black Caucus Chairman, issued the following statement:

“Make no mistake, we support expanding public safety for all and not just a few because it is our communities, our friends, and our loved ones who are often traumatized, but the answer doesn’t just come in the decades long status quo policies of more prison sentences. It comes in community investment and alternatives that for too long have simply not existed.”

“That’s the corner that we began to turn with the social justice reform initiatives in the Black Caucus Pillars and we welcome more of our colleagues in the Senate to this debate as we work to put an end to the violence in our communities and across this state.”

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