Philadelphia is facing serious challenges.
Nearly 500 people were killed and over 2,240 people were shot last year, making it one of the most violent years in the city’s history. This violence has disproportionately affected marginalized communities similar to the one Carlos grew up in.
Now more than ever, we need experienced leadership and bold action. As a career prosecutor working on the frontlines to protect Philadelphians, Carlos knows that we don’t have to choose between making our city safe and reforming our criminal justice system.
We need to do both.
That’s why Carlos is pledging to:
We need to stop the violence, without resorting to incarceration. I believe our society cannot begin to address the problems in underserved neighborhoods, school and communities until we stop the violence. A reduction in violence, and the attendant repairing of the fractured relationship between the community and the police, is the prerequisite to meaningful investment of public and private resources in these very communities.
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