It Boils Down to CRIME
Minnesota’s experiencing a second epidemic, and this one is crime. This second epidemic has already taken exponentially more lives of those under 30 than the epidemic Tim Walz shut our state down for. Every week, you see shootings in Minneapolis, with innocent children gunned down virtually every weekend. Minneapolis is on track to set a record of over 100 homicides this year, and violence is spreading outside the city. Now, it’s spilling into communities like Rochester, Woodbury, and Austin. We need to address this issue NOW and have the political courage to do so. It boils down to C.R.I.M.E. Click the thumbnail below to see what our campaign stands for regarding public safety and how we plan to stop the violence!
A Review of our C R I M E Plan
COPS – Dr. Scott Jensen believes we need to support our law enforcement and call for violent criminals to be caught, convicted, and imprisoned. Tim Walz and out-of-touch Democrat leaders in our cities blame the police; Dr. Scott Jensen knows we need more cops, not less. The fact is the Democrats’ attacks on law enforcement officers and their efforts to defund the police are making the problem worse and turning our inner-city into a shooting gallery. The Minneapolis Police Department has only half the number of officers that the police chief said was necessary back in 2019. Being abandoned by Governor Walz and city leadership has caused a sense of low morale within the ranks of the officers and made it difficult to recruit, which is harming the city’s ability to protect the citizens.
Dr. Scott Jensen will support our police. He will seek to increase the number of officers, which will restore law and order to our broken cities. He will do this by demanding that staffing levels meet city charters and work with county sheriffs and state agencies to provide boots on the ground until recruiting and training in the departments can catch up. We cannot stop this epidemic unless we have an antidote. Trained and ethical policing at the proper staffing level is the cure for what ails our cities.
REFORM – Reform is already happening. The legislature has addressed many of the underlying issues. 99.9% of cops are good, and we’ve gotten better at getting the bad ones off the street. Crazy talk about defunding and dismantling the police sends a message to criminals that we’re advocating for an open season on gun violence. Anyone who supports disbanding and replacing the police is an accomplice to the problem. Have you heard Governor Walz condemn the defund talk from the Minneapolis city council? Have you heard him support our police? I haven’t. As Governor, I will support our police and work to improve our policing system as new issues arise.
INCARCERATION – The revolving door system for violent criminals set in motion by years of appointments to the bench by Democratic governors is failing us. We are seeing stays of sentences and catch-and-release policies that waive bail and bond for violent criminals, which puts them back on the streets just hours after being caught.
Local community leaders point to these far-left policies emboldening gangs and pushing violent crime into our neighborhoods. We need to remove offenders from the street in the short term, and when justified, in the long term. Only then can we break the cycle of violence once and for all.
As Governor, Dr. Scott Jensen will shine the light of day on the judge’s decisions to let violent criminals out prematurely so the community can see who is allowing the cycle to continue. Together, we can make the necessary changes. Dr. Jensen will appoint judges committed to keeping communities safe instead of wasting time on social engineering from the bench.
He will also support a viable and robust penal system with enough cells to accommodate and support a rehabilitation system that breaks the cycle of recidivism. The current system is broken, and we need a leader who is not afraid to take bold action, will not give in to special interests, and will not be beholden to the whispering of social justice crusaders.
Much like an emergency room at a hospital, it will take a team of caring, dedicated people, the right tools, and those with a passion for mending our broken system. Only under those conditions can real change happen. Dr. Scott Jensen is a leader who can bring these attributes together and help our cities to recover and return to health.
MINNESOTA – Greater Minnesota and our cities’ fates are intertwined. This issue of lawlessness matters to every community, large and small. When the rule of law breaks down anywhere, it threatens the public safety, economic health, and the future of our great state.
We need a leader who will draw lines and not allow autonomous zones that cut off innocent people from the fundamental rights, services, and protections guaranteed to them as citizens of our state. We need to check unlawful demonstrations on public roadways that prevent emergency services from reaching hospitals and unnecessarily threaten the health and welfare of those in need.
We must stop the decay of what is right and what we consider acceptable. Lawlessness compromises our public safety and creates opportunities for squatters to infringe on both public and private land. If city leadership doesn’t do what’s necessary, the Governor must.
Dr. Scott Jensen will approach the problems we see in our inner cities with a Minnesota perspective. We have to have law, order, and an expectation of public safety. Special interests and years of Democratic governors have left us where we are today. It is not acceptable, and it has to change. This is not the Minnesota we know.
ENGAGEMENT – We need engagement from our Governor. Engagement is a verb and an action word. Tim Walz is anything but engaged on the issue of crime and public safety.
Dr. Scott Jensen is a leader who will roll up his sleeves and elevate local voices who understand the problems our cities face. He will be a leader to those whose city officials choose to put their social justice agendas ahead of the public good. We must ask the tough questions, then seek long-term solutions. We need a leader who will not put his finger in the wind and see which way the day’s politics are blowing.
Public safety is job #1 for the government. As your next Governor, Dr. Scott Jensen will restore that priority to Minnesota.
This election is about healing Minnesota. If far-left, “defund the police” liberals in city government will not do what is necessary, then the Governor must. Tim Walz sat on the sidelines as our police stations burned and our cities became war zones. We have deep, long-term issues that must be addressed. Those solutions can’t happen overnight. In the meantime, we have to bring peace back to the streets. Dr. Scott Jensen will be a Governor who listens, who makes bold decisions, and who protects.
Dr. Jensen took an oath when he became a medical doctor to “Do no harm.” He plans to let that mindset guide his leadership. Years of Democratic leadership have left us at a crossroads and in the situation we face today. Dr. Scott Jensen will help us heal our great state.
Dr. Scott Jensen
Candidate for Minnesota Governor