Candidate for Georgia Governor and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr share how they plan to combat gang activity in the state.
On Wednesday, businessman Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr held a joint press conference to address the gang crisis and their plan to keep Georgia families safe.
According to law enforcement, Georgia has 71,000 gang members and over 1,500 suspected gang networks statewide. 157 counties and 155 school systems have reported a rise in gang activity.
Detailing his office’s Georgia Anti-Gang Network, Attorney General Carr said:
“Unfortunately, gang activity in Georgia is on the rise… gangs want to sell human beings, sell drugs, sell guns, and take advantage of the most vulnerable in our society. We now have an anti-gang network to work with our district attorneys and local law enforcement to go after these violent criminals and put them behind bars.”
“We have a gang crisis in Georgia,” said businessman Brian Kemp. “As a husband and father of three teenage daughters, I take this problem very seriously. Putting hardworking Georgians first means keeping our families safe from criminal organizations that are literally eroding the fabric of our communities and threatening the safety and security of our children.
“That’s why in April I stood with Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds to roll out our ‘Stop and Dismantle’ plan to make public safety reform and the eradication of these criminal gangs a top priority.
“We have to stop gang activity and dismantle the infrastructure of these criminal enterprises. I look forward to working with Attorney General Chris Carr to do just that.”
As Chairman of the Public Safety Committee in the State Senate, Kemp led bipartisan efforts to reform courthouse security. As Secretary of State, Kemp oversees an internal law enforcement division that conducts investigations in elections, corporations, securities, and licensing.
Sadly, radical Stacey Abrams continues to run from her own record and extreme agenda.
“Twice my opponent has skipped votes to crack down on sex trafficking,” said Kemp. “Twice she voted against tougher restrictions on sex offenders. She also voted against legislation to go after gang leadership and protect our men and women in uniform.
“Her ideas on healthcare, taxes, education and immigration are absolutely radical. But her record on public safety is downright offensive, extreme, and unacceptable.”