1. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis, will you propose programs and/or initiatives to limit the number of arrests for minor offenses in the city?
For minor offenses I will make sure the person will be able to volunteer in a grassroot organization to pay back for the crime they commit.
2. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis, will you recommend that your police director institute a pre-booking diversion program for drug-related offenses and for those suffering from mental health issues?
People who have drug-related offenses will have to take entrepreneurship classes to learn how to switch products.
There will be special officers that only work with people suffering from mental health issues but all officers will be trained.
3. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis, will you adopt a policy to require transparency and democratic accountability before city agencies acquire new surveillance tools?
4. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis will you recommend that your police director make stop and arrest data, including race and ethnicity data, available to the public quarterly?
5. If elected or re-elected mayor of Memphis, what will you do to ensure a timely, transparent and independent investigation whenever an officer uses deadly force?
Create a community board of activists that will work with the police to make sure transparent a top priority.
6. If elected or reelected mayor of Memphis, what metrics or criteria will you use to evaluate police performance?
The community board of activists will work with the community to give quarterly updates on police performance.
7. Name 3 steps you would take as mayor to make the Community Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) more effective.
1. You must first have a core group of citizens who are sufficiently concerned about the issue. Also, who are willing to unite and work together over extended period of time.
2. Begin by framing the public discussion and inviting public input. Emphasize that the purpose is to improve trust between police and the community.
3. Ensuring public confidence in the agency through accountability and transparency.
8. Would you create or grow programs or initiatives to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline?
The only way to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline is through entrepreneurship. I will make sure to bring a lot of entrepreneurship programs for the youth because ownership create great citizenship.
9. What does criminal justice reform mean to you?
Fixing problems in our justice system to make sure all citizens have a second opportunity in life!