St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones talked about plans to lesson crime on May 18, 2023 during the Inaugural ‘State of the Black Professional‘ event at Washington University.
Mayor Jones said, “When people are deprived of their basic human rights, freedom, justice and lack of access to basic necessities, crime takes root in our communities because poverty is the parent of crime. And we have to, if we address poverty, we address crime. But we can do this. Do you believe we can do this? We can do this. We can wrap our arms around our communities and provide opportunities for everyone to thrive. A thriving community is a healthy community with less crime like the one I grew up in where you can stay outside until the street lights came on.”
An AI (artificial intelligence) program agrees and echoed what Mayor Jones said with these few statements:
[AI] Support for social services and economic development: Address the root causes of crime by investing in social services and economic development initiatives. Promote access to quality education, job training programs, and employment opportunities, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Encourage businesses to invest in these areas, fostering economic growth and reducing unemployment rates.
[AI] Health Coverage for all: Universal health care aims to provide coverage to all individuals, including citizens, residents, and sometimes even visitors. It eliminates or minimizes barriers to access, such as pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations based on age or employment status.