Safety and Justice

A Letter From Kam

Chicago is the greatest city in America… and it’s going through a horrifying pandemic of violence. Crime, and homicides in particular, is the worst it’s been since 1996. In 2021 a staggering 797 people were murdered, and shootings have gone up 53% since 2018. Carjackings–happening in neighborhoods across the city–have increased over 200% from 2019.

I’m running for Mayor to make Chicago safe. We need a plan, and we need a Mayor who can collaborate to get it done. Pulling up drawbridges is not the answer. We need to build bridges to all 77 of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

In the pages that follow, you’ll read my plan to bring a balanced approach to safety and justice that tackles crime now, but also addresses the root causes of crime.  

I’m the son of a law enforcement officer and a teacher. I’ve seen firsthand what happens when folks like my parents serve as protectors and role models for our community. I learned from both of them that I wanted to help my community and fight for both justice and safety. 

As a Black kid from the South Side, I also know what it’s like to lay face down on a wet pavement, handcuffed, because a police officer said I “fit a description.” I also know what it feels like to lose family members to gun violence in this city and to have dedicated detectives working day and night to bring our family justice. We must do a better job of making our citizens feel seen, heard and safe.

I’ve been fighting for my neighbors in Springfield for the past three years. I’ve been a leader in passing reforms to keep untraceable ‘ghost guns’ off our streets and enhance police training, all while working together to improve the criminal justice system. I know what it takes to do this work and get these changes across the finish line.

Chicago will be the national gold standard for both constitutional, community-based policing and robust community investment. My plan will strengthen the existing public safety and justice structures in place, foster collaboration among law enforcement and the communities they serve, provide support for our first responders, and work to solve crimes.

We are going to make Chicago safer. This is how we are going to do it.

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A Letter From Kam

Chicago is the greatest city in America… and it’s going through a horrifying pandemic of violence. Crime, and homicides in particular, is the worst it’s been since 1996. In 2021 a staggering 797 people were murdered, and shootings have gone up 53% since 2018. Carjackings–happening in neighborhoods across the city–have increased over 200% from 2019.

I’m running for Mayor to make Chicago safe. We need a plan, and we need a Mayor who can collaborate to get it done. Pulling up drawbridges is not the answer. We need to build bridges to all 77 of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

In the pages that follow, you’ll read my plan to bring a balanced approach to safety and justice that tackles crime now, but also addresses the root causes of crime.  

I’m the son of a law enforcement officer and a teacher. I’ve seen firsthand what happens when folks like my parents serve as protectors and role models for our community. I learned from both of them that I wanted to help my community and fight for both justice and safety. 

As a Black kid from the South Side, I also know what it’s like to lay face down on a wet pavement, handcuffed, because a police officer said I “fit a description.” I also know what it feels like to lose family members to gun violence in this city and to have dedicated detectives working day and night to bring our family justice. We must do a better job of making our citizens feel seen, heard and safe.

I’ve been fighting for my neighbors in Springfield for the past three years. I’ve been a leader in passing reforms to keep untraceable ‘ghost guns’ off our streets and enhance police training, all while working together to improve the criminal justice system. I know what it takes to do this work and get these changes across the finish line.

Chicago will be the national gold standard for both constitutional, community-based policing and robust community investment. My plan will strengthen the existing public safety and justice structures in place, foster collaboration among law enforcement and the communities they serve, provide support for our first responders, and work to solve crimes.

We are going to make Chicago safer. This is how we are going to do it.

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It Safe.

This Is Your Home.
Help Us Make
It Safe.

Use your voice and offer your support. We need your help to make this city safe for us today and safe for our children tomorrow.