"OUR STEETS ARE DANGEROUS. ...This is a basic fact. Our streets and our communities are starting to look very dangerous."
"The police have their hands full. Arguments that involve guns or knives or bats. Armed robberies. Stolen vehicles. High-speed chases. Drug houses that turn up arsenals of weapons. And far too many shootings. ...What is going to be done to bring back a community we can once again feel safe in?
But, but, but - I thought CRIME WAS DOWN! "We are safer as a community with Paul Gallegos as our District Attorney. ...Paul Gallegos has a vision for a safer, more just future for Humboldt County. ...Public safety is our District Attorney's number one priority, and he has proven to us that he is dedicated to that vision."
The Times Standard endorsed Gallegos because "...he was elected to bring change to the DA's office, and that he's done. He appears more concerned over prosecuting white-collar crime ...he also appeals to the strong counter-cultural aspects of the North Coast community. ...with current crime rate and suspect conviction stats breaking in Gallegos' favor."
"Is it time to gather neighborhood watch organizations? Is it time for no-tolerance crackdowns? Is it time for under-cover operations that infiltrate some of the criminal elements residing in our communities?"