Our community grieves the loss of unarmed black men at the hands of police, here in San Antonio and across the United States. San Antonio has banned no-knock search warrants and has declared racism as a public health issue but that is not enough. We must reimagine what makes a safe San Antonio for all and stop relying on incarceration to address safety concerns. We must invest in individuals and communities by shifting dollars into structural solutions to address San Antonio's increasing poverty rate by, appropriately funding metro health, domestic violence prevention, youth centers, substance improvement centers, transitional housing and far more.
Together with community, we will: