Louisville, Ky. (July 11, 2023) – Kentucky Attorney General and Republican nominee for Governor Daniel Cameron released “The Cameron Public Safety Plan,” earlier today. The release of the robust agenda demonstrates Daniel Cameron’s commitment to support the police and reduce crime across the state.
“Public safety is the first responsibility of the government,” Cameron said. “When we don’t have safe streets, our economy and schools suffer. Every Kentuckian has the right to live and move freely around their community without fear. Andy Beshear has failed to uphold this basic responsibility of government. The Cameron Public Safety Plan is a comprehensive plan to begin supporting Kentucky’s law enforcement community and reduce crime on Day One.”
In 2020, rural counties saw a 68.5% increase in homicides. From 2019 to 2021, carjackings in Louisville increased by more than 200%. Louisville has experienced a historic high of murders for three years in a row, and under Andy Beshear’s watch, Louisville has outpaced Chicago and Philadelphia’s murder rates. During his first year in office, Andy Beshear released 1,700 criminals back onto our streets, nearly a third of whom committed felonies upon release.
“These initiatives directly address the rise of crime, drug trafficking and overdoses, and the need to retain and recruit officers in our state,” Cameron added. “I believe they will have a direct impact on the safety of our citizens and the morale of our law enforcement. Unlike Andy Beshear and Joe Biden, I’ll be a leader who addresses these problems head on, instead of sticking my head in the sand.”
“The Cameron Safety Plan will reduce crime across the state,” said Oldham County Sheriff Tim Wakefield. “The men and women of Kentucky’s law enforcement community need a governor who will work with us to keep our streets safe and violent criminals behind bars. With this plan, Daniel has demonstrated his commitment to keeping Kentucky safe.”
David Osborne, Kentucky Speaker of the House, responded to Daniel Cameron’s 12-point plan.
“We continue to watch lives shattered as homicides are on the rise in Kentucky’s biggest city. Instead of working with state and local officials to address the issue, the Governor continues to pursue the same failing policies that created the problems. He prematurely released violent criminals right back on the very streets they committed their crimes on,” Osborne said. “I want to work with an administration who appreciates the role our law enforcement officials play and supports policies that deal with crime.”
Download the Cameron Safety Plan here.