Rep. Jonathan Jackson Calls For A Unified Approach To Safeguard Chicago And Promote Public Safety (Chicago, IL) — Congressman Jonathan Jackson issued a statement today condemning violence in the city of Chicago and emphasizing the need for a collaborative approach to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents, visitors, and businesses. The full statement from Rep. Jackson reads as follows:
“Violence has no place in our city. We must work together, united in our commitment to safeguarding the well-being of all residents, visitors, and businesses in Chicago. To achieve this, we need a balanced approach that incorporates the perspectives of all stakeholders, including law enforcement and community members, to create an environment where everyone feels safe and protected.
“I look forward to working closely with newly elected Mayor Brandon Johnson to promote community-oriented policing strategies that emphasizes public safety and responsible law enforcement while engaging local citizens.
“We must acknowledge our past challenges and work diligently to ensure that our law enforcement officers receive the necessary training to better triage cases, focusing their time on fighting crime and fostering trust within our communities, rather than inadvertently causing harm.
“At the same time, we must ensure that community voices are heard and that their concerns are addressed in our strategies for public safety. It is crucial we tackle the root causes of crime, such as the lack of resources and opportunities for our young people. As your representative, I am dedicated to securing federal funding for local programs and initiatives that provide education, job training, and recreational facilities. These investments are essential components of a comprehensive approach to public safety.4
“Together with community leaders, law enforcement, and other stakeholders, we will develop and implement strategies that prioritize safety and security while promoting mutual understanding and respect. This collaborative approach sends a clear message that criminal activity will not be tolerated in Chicago, and those who engage in such behavior will be held accountable. I call upon my fellow Chicagoans to join me in our unwavering commitment to fostering a safe and secure city for everyone. By working together, we can overcome the challenges we face and ensure that Chicago remains a vibrant, thriving community for all.”
Rep. Jonathan Jackson Calls For A Unified Approach To Safeguard Chicago And Promote Public Safety