Public Safety

Crime is a pressing issue. We must address the immediate needs of communities suffering from crime while working to eradicate the root causes of violence, such as the lack of economic opportunities, in the long-term (see "Economy & Jobs" above).

Tamer supports:

  • Commissioning a study on the best ways to stop gun trafficking from other states, especially Indiana (60% of guns recovered in connection to crimes come from out of state, including a whopping 1 in 5 from Indiana.)

  • Requiring enforcement of laws against straw purchasers and gun runners

  • Providing physical and legal protection for community members who wish to report crimes

  • Ban civil forfeiture

  • Study the feasibility of a "civilian police force" that is unarmed, that hires only local personnel, and that has exclusive jurisdiction over minor offenses and traffic violations

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