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Letter – Newman opposes Gov. Walz ‘going soft on crime’

To the editor,
As crime rates skyrocket, Gov. Walz and the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission are going soft on crime by shortening the prison sentences for people who commit a crime while on probation or parole.
In an environment with an already overburdened police force, Gov. Walz and his failing administration have put our officers and communities at further risk.
Dangerous criminals should not be given a get-out-of-jail-free card.
By working to implement this harmful policy, it does nothing but prove to the public that Gov. Walz and his administration are tone deaf to our pleas of concern.
As Walz continues to fail our state, our local communities, our families, and our justice system, we see further signs of Minnesota needing a change in leadership. I will continue to stand proudly with our police officers and those who work to hold dangerous criminals accountable for their actions.
Minnesotans deserve the right to feel safe in their neighborhoods. Empowering criminals by loosening accountability is not the answer.
I hope you will join me in holding criminals accountable.

Sen. Scott Newman,
R-Hutchinson

(Sen. Scott Newman represents all of Sibley, McLeod and Meeker counties in the Minnesota Senate.)