You cannot have civil society without public safety. I know this from my parents’ struggles in war torn Somalia. My parents moved my family to Edina especially for greater opportunity and for safety. Recently, however, my neighbors, friends, and family have all been victims of crime in this district, and no longer feel safe in our community.
I never imagined we would face this level of violent crime in Edina and Bloomington. We must support law enforcement and the victims of crime, hold criminals accountable, and provide opportunities for real rehabilitation.