Dear Dallas County,
We are at a crossroads. As you know, I am Faith Johnson and I am running for Dallas County District Attorney against the current District Attorney John Creuzot.
I am sure you recently heard of the gut-wrenching news of an open shooter at Methodist Hospital in the maternity ward of all places. A place that is to represent the joy of new life entering our county, a place for new mothers to heal and restore after 9 months of housing a human in her own body, and a place for families to gather to celebrate new life. And then there are the nurses, doctors, and hospital staff who give their lives to serving others, often into the wee hours of the night and often at the expense of their own families and lives to help, save, & serve others.
The least we can do is provide them safe places to do what they are gifted and trained to do. The saddest part is that this is not the only incident of this kind—violet crime like this is happening all over our county. Some will say that statistics show crime is down. However, statistics do not mean squat when a proven violent criminal walks into a hospital and opens fire killing two people.
Like so many, I am sickened and saddened by the constant shape shifting and blame game of our leaders. Here is the bottom-line truth: it is up to the leaders of this county to get together, collaborate, and execute on proven procedures and protocols that keep the people safe and violet criminals off the street as much as at all possible.
It is simple. It is not as complicated as some would have us believe. The truth is that the policies of our top county leaders are either knowingly or unknowingly breeding violent crime and vagrancy and The People are suffering for it. It is time for smart on crime policies and true execution of those policies.
It does not matter if our leaders are good people, simply lacking courage to make tough decisions or if they are incompetent. Lack of courage, incompetence, ignorance, apathy, and even corruption all yield the same thing: toxic environments for the staff and The People. It is time for change in Dallas County leadership.
This is serious stuff and we are in desperate times. I am not only asking for your vote on November 8th but I am also asking you to share my story with your friends, family, and neighbors.
Police chief Eddie Garcia was recently quoted as saying:
“Our hearts @DallasPD go out to the those affected by this tragedy, I’m outraged along with our community, at the lack of accountability, and the travesty of the fact that under this broken system, we give violent criminals more chances, than our victims. The pendulum has swung too far.”
Our law enforcement is hurting and needs our help. Our county and municipal employees are hurting and need our help. The citizens of this county are hurting and need our help.
How can we help? By voting into leadership a competent, strong, courageous leader that answers to only God Himself, the oath of office, The People, and the Constitution of the United States, designed to PROTECT & PRESERVE the God given rights of all citizens of this great land.
While my heart is so heavy with senseless tragedies that absolutely can be prevented, I am also so very grateful for the people of this county. As I walk into my final week of campaigning and I reflect on the countless volunteers who have given so much of their time and their heart to support me and all the people I have met knocking on doors, my heart longs to protect this county and her people.
With the right team in place, we can absolutely change the course of the entire county for generations. Even small shifts in the rudder of a large ship can change the trajectory of the whole ship. NOW is the time. We cannot afford one more day with the current leadership. Dallas deserves better.
VOTE FOR FAITH JOHNSON on November 8th and please spread the word!
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