Join Jeff’s Fight Against Violent Crime
Victim Impact Statements
On a Sunday afternoon in May, 13-year-old Landry Anglin was visiting her grandparents, along with her mother and brother. She was shot and killed by a random bullet that came through the window of the Shreveport home. The bullet came from a “rolling shootout” in the street outside. Landry’s mother later learned the juvenile arrested for killing her daughter had a long history of criminal behavior.
Corterion “Tootie” Collins, Jr. had his whole life ahead of him. A senior and athlete at North Caddo High School, his life was cut short at the age of 17 when he was fatally shot. His father Cortez is a police officer. He tells how the “revolving door” of releasing criminals from jail ultimately led to the death of his son.
LOUISIANA’S FRIGHTENING TOP TEN RATING
Crime in Louisiana is out of control. Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport are three of the top ten most dangerous cities in the country. This is not a statistical hiccup. This is not a hangover from the pandemic. This is real violent crime that continues to plague our cities.
JEFF LANDRY’S PLAN TO FIX IT
Things will not get better until we have leaders who have the courage to stand up and make it a priority. As governor, Jeff Landry will prioritize safety in our communities and continue to be a leading voice on public safety in our state.
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS WHO FAIL TO DO THEIR JOBS
One of the biggest problems in our criminal justice system is local district attorneys failing to prosecute criminals for the crimes they commit. Instead, criminals are allowed to plead down to a lesser offense and serve less jail time. As a result, the lawbreakers are back on the streets sooner—committing crimes—instead of serving the time they deserve. Jeff Landry will work to hold these district attorneys accountable when they fail to do their jobs.
POLICE WHO ARE HANDCUFFED, INSTEAD OF CRIMINALS
Police officers across this state are underpaid and stretched thin. This means not enough time to patrol the streets and create a presence that deters criminals in the first place. With the staggering number of crimes being committed, they also don’t have enough time to investigate and catch those who are terrorizing our citizens. We must work with local governments to pay our current officers what they’re worth and attract more officers.
NO MORE “CATCH & RELEASE” CRIMINALS
We must close the revolving door of criminals who commit a crime, get caught, go to jail for a brief period, and re-offend. This cycle of “catch & release” is unacceptable. Some individuals can be rehabilitated while in prison and return as contributing members of society—others cannot. We will work to identify those who should not be on the streets and do everything within our power to keep them in prison.