EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE
CRIME POLICY PRIORITIES
Thiru believes in common sense solutions to our city's most pressing challenges.
REDUCE RECORD MURDERS TO RECORD LOWS
Conduct simultaneous wiretaps of violent gangs in the city's 12 deadliest neighborhoods, culminating in coordinated arrests of 150-250 violent criminals in April 2023, just before the summer surge of gun violence.
Launch a cold case initiative for murders involving high caliber weaponry, 10 or more gun casings, and headshots.
Refer to the U.S. Attorney’s Office all carjackings, bank and commercial robberies, and felon-in-possession cases for potential federal prosecution. (These are crimes over which there is automatic federal jurisdiction.)
BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY, CRIME, AND PRISON
Forgive government debt for returning citizens who hold down jobs and avoid criminal conduct for 2 years.
Launch “Faith in Justice” reentry initiative, securing $5 million in federal grant money from the Second Chance Act, for 100 nonprofits and faith organizations to help with reentry for 500 citizens annually returning from prison.
Dedicate $10 million to a diversion program modeled on the District Court Re-entry Project, which would allow juveniles and low-level offenders to avoid prison by enrolling in skills training, workforce development, and job placement as a condition of probation.
BUILD STRONGER CASES AGAINST REPEAT VIOLENT OFFENDERS
Offer $100 rebates to residential and commercial property owners who purchase cloud-based security cameras and register them with BPD, with the ultimate goal of adding 10,000 ground cameras to the city’s private camera network.
Clear the backlog of untested burglary crime scene evidence, because 40% of DNA and fingerprints in burglary cases hit off the federal forensic database, resulting in more effective prosecutions of violent offenders.