“Within the 700 pages of the so-called SAFE-T Act are numerous new mandates that severely restrict how police officers may restrain and apprehend suspected perpetrators of crimes. In many instances, new mandates allow suspects to flee the scene entirely. The Act also puts limits on police officers’ ability to protect themselves while pursuing a crime suspect. We must stop weakening law enforcement and limiting their ability to keep our streets and themselves safe. It’s no wonder there is a critical shortage of police officers right now. That’s why I favor a full repeal of the SAFE-T Act so we can start over and write real criminal justice reform that puts public safety at the center of any changes.”

—State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry), Incumbent Candidate for State Senate in the 32nd District