This is a difficult conversation to have but we must have it and I was thankful to have it with Khambrel Marshal KPRC Houston Newsmakers
* The repeated release of violent criminals is destroying our city.
* Thankful for Mayor & Chief for navigating difficult issues w/ wisdom & strategy. While other cities decreased police funding, Houston increased it.
* Law enforcement face another issue when habitual felony defendants are repeatedly released following arrests.
* Our courts need to get moving & re-focused on public safety. Thankful for those already doing so.
* When dealing w/ habitual, violent, felony offenders, neither money, race, gender, religion, or Covid should be used against victims or community.
* Let’s focus on speedy & fair trials; appropriate punishment & rehab for those serving time.
* Re: the release of inmates due to Covid, can we start with elderly? Those who served “longest sentences” for the “least dangerous crimes?” Historically, punishments were not always fair. Find those cases, make it right.
* Thankful for leaders talking about gun violence. Knowing what they know, why have we essentially decriminalized BMV when the #1 item stolen from cars in Harris County is guns?
This incredible city is blessed w/ incredible leaders. We are willing to partner & do the work to make this right.
This incredible city, with these incredible leaders, can and must do better. People are watching, we are willing to do the work to make this right.
Rania heads up Houston’s leading public safety non-profit organization, Crime Stoppers of Houston.
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