Vicky Hartzler: Give law enforcement tools for safe streets


Rep. Vicky Hartzler

It is time for Congress to give our law enforcement officials the appropriate tools and resources they need to help us secure the promise of a safe community. America never hides in fear in the face of social and political turbulence. Instead, America always rises safer, stronger and freer. That’s the American way, and I vow to fight for it always.

As a mother and a former teacher, I know firsthand that having a strong, stable and safe community is vital to the next generation of Americans. Our young people depend on communities free of destruction and violence, with more economic opportunities and a healthier, more productive lifestyle. We must forcefully reject the destruction, looting and violence in America’s neighborhoods while restoring a strong relationship between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve.

The first step in restoring law and order

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