Cabrera outlines vision for a safer Wilmington

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Democrat Mayoral candidate Maria Cabrera offered her vision and plans for public safety during a recent interview with The News Journal.  You can watch her remarks here: http://www.delawareonline.com/videos/news/politics/2016/04/15/83072590/

Highlights from Cabrera’s statement include:

“We can’t talk about public safety without talking about the economy, so the first way I would address public safety is by bringing jobs into the city of Wilmington.  With more jobs we’re going to see a decrease in crime.”

“We need to focus on intervention and prevention versus what happens after the fact.  We cannot arrest our way out of the crime situation in Wilmington.”

“We all have a vested interest in the public safety of Wilmington, which means you have to do your part.”

“We need to reimagine how we do policing.”

“This has to be a collaborative work within all the government agencies.”

“We are not in a position to resist help from any source.”

“We do not have the luxury of allowing this to continue.”

“The first thing the mayor of Wilmington needs to do is listen the police department, to the rank and file, to the neighborhood.. there has to be total engagement.”

“The mayor’s office and the mayor can be that catalyst to listen to the community, to implement the things that are necessary, to make sure our neighborhoods are safe.”

“Yes, we have big city problems, but we are small enough that we can work together and fix this.”

“We in the mayor’s office can unify the city.”

“Wilmington is the corporate capital of the world.  Wilmington has been the driving engine of the state of Delaware for over 200 years and the state cannot ignore Wilmington.”

“You’re only as strong as your weakest link so the state of Delaware (and others) cannot ignore Wilmington any longer.  We cannot be number one in crime.  The first state has now become the last state and that has to change and that will change under my administration.”