State Sen. Audrey Gibson and State Rep. Tracie Davis, both Democrats, representing Jacksonville in Tallahassee have sent a joint letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis requesting help to fight crime in Jacksonville.
They cited the number of murders since 2019 began and they believe this is the answer to keeping our streets free of crime.
They stated: “We are a city in a ‘State of Urgency’ emergency. We cannot sit on the sidelines allowing crime to continue to take over our city, risking the safety of the citizens of Jacksonville.”
They have called on the governor “to act immediately by activating the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida National Guard to assist local law enforcement.”
This has never happened before and is an odd request. Eye agrees crime is the biggest issue we face as a community. Our concern is how these two representatives are by-passing our Sheriff and our Mayor to demand the Governor do something.
It certainly will put everyone concerned into an adversarial position and will cause drama between the parties. Posturing, Politicking and Public demands while bypassing local leaders doesn’t seem to bode well for “bringing the community together.” Can’t we sit down as adults and figure this out? Seriously. If you want to lead and run for public office – learn how to fix things, make things happen and bring people together for the benefit of the whole.
What do you think?