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Crime

 

Crime in Anchorage is on the rise and our East Anchorage community has experienced this first hand with increasing numbers of homicides, burglaries, robberies and other safety concerns.  Lance Pruitt has worked alongside community council members and public safety officials to work on ways to make neighborhoods safer.  There is not a quick fix or one solution to fixing this problem in our city, but Lance is focused on working together to get our city back on track and have safe neighborhoods.

 

● During the last legislature SB 91, the Crime Bill, passed the legislature.  Lance fought against this bill and encouraged his colleagues to not balance the ideas that work in a few other states on the backs of Alaskans and the many victims.  He worked alongside victim rights groups to reverse some of the most dangerous aspects of this legislation and was able to get a few amendments passed that provided some safeguards for victims and ensured they had a voice in the process.  SB 91 is a large piece of legislation that made serious changes including lowering sentences for felony offenses, lowering punishments for dealing and possessing serious drugs, and increased the number of offenders on our streets.  Lance stood up for Alaskans and knows that the system we have needs improvements, especially in this fiscal climate, but change is better done in steps and by carefully weighing the merits of each proposal, not by sacrificing the safety of our community.

 

● Lance will continue to keep public safety his priority and work to keep our East Anchorage neighborhoods safe.

 

 

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