October 14, 2022 – Cape Cod, MA – The Jay McMahon for Attorney General campaign issued a statement today:
We have a public safety crisis in our country and state right now. Overnight, two police officers were killed in Connecticut, and another shot; this is heartbreaking and unacceptable. My heart goes out to those families of the fallen police officers who bravely served their community.
But sadly, violence has been in the headlines way too much. Tuesday evening, a 91-year-old civil rights pioneer was stabbed while walking her dog in Boston’s Franklin Park. I pray for her recovery and that her attacker is arrested. However that’s not all, a 14 year-old boy was killed in Boston in broad daylight on Monday.
We need to elect new leadership in order to stop the violence. People need to be safe and feel safe. We need to have real conversations with people about what’s happening to our communities. What does my opponent think about this? We won’t know because she doesn’t like to debate.
The Attorney General’s office needs leadership in our time of crisis, and I promise if I’m elected, safety will be my top priority.