New York City is seeing a violent crime surge similar to Chicago.
Commissioner Shea credits inmate release due to COVID-19 and bail reform for the increase in violence. Combine that with budget cuts and pulling specialized police units off the street and public safety is plummeting.
We are fortunate in Omaha. We have a strong community relationships and government leaders who put a priority on public safety.
But that could change.
If you believe public safety should remain a priority, and you don’t want to see violent crime rise in Omaha, then let your elected leaders know, let your voice be heard.
Most importantly, vote for political candidates that value public safety this November.