Kinsey, colleagues hold three public safety meetings

PHILADELPHIA, March 17 – State Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Isabella Fitzgerald and Darisha Parker, all D-Phila., held a series of public safety meetings earlier this week throughout various parts of northwest Philadelphia. 

In attendance were partners who have agreed to support the elected officials in their new “Third Thursday” public safety project that will address the gun violence epidemic in Philadelphia. These partners include: the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office, Philadelphia’s Office of Policy & Strategic Initiative for Criminal Justice & Public Safety, the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP and local grassroot organizations.

At the meetings, which were held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, members of the community were present and shared ideas for solutions to gun violence and ways to improve quality of life for the residents of the community.

“It is important for us as elected officials to listen to members of our communities and to show action. They need to know that we as elected officials care,” Kinsey said. “No one should have to worry and live in fear of possibly getting shot or even killed from gun violence.”

Video from the meetings can be found here and photos here.