Over the past few years, we have seen a significant uptick in car break-ins and property crime and there is no end in sight. The SFPD needs to put measures in place to reduce crime such as installing more security cameras (city owned and privately owned), and adding more officers on foot patrol, bicycles, and more mounted police. Criminals must be targeted and prosecuted by the District Attorney and the City Attorney needs to find ways to create civil penalties as well.
San Francisco pulling out of the FBI Anti-Terrorism Task Force was utterly unacceptable. As it stands now the FBI is responsible for alerting the SFPD about potential threats, which was the process for the recent planned attack on Fisherman’s Wharf. We need to have a seat at the table so we do not have to wait for a bureaucratic government agency to tell us when our residents are in imminent danger.
To protect our police officers and the public from gun-related incidents, I support equipping the police force with tasers - as long as there is mandatory, comprehensive training and education on proper use. I will:
- Give SFPD the tools and training to safely do their jobs.
- Pressure the District Attorney to appropriately prosecute criminals.
- Use innovative technology to fight crime.
- Demand increased police presence.