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MAYOR A.C. WHARTON
HAS A REAL RECORD
OF FIGHTING CRIME
REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE
Mayor Wharton started the Memphis Guns Down Program,
which has led to a 23% drop in gun violence since 2012.
REDUCING PROPERTY AND VIOLENT CRIME
According to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Memphis Crime
Commission, overall property and violent crime is down since Mayor
Wharton took office in 2009.
INCREASING COMMUNITY POLICING
Mayor Wharton has worked side by side with Police Director
Toney Armstrong in reinstituting community policing and other
neighborhood-based preventions that attack known crime hot spots.
Let’s Keep Up the Fight — Re-elect Mayor A.C. Wharton
JIM STRICKLAND WOULD WEAKEN OUR POLICE FORCE
Strickland said if he’s elected mayor he would fire Police
Director Toney Armstrong.1
The Commercial Appeal reported in May 2013 that during a
council meeting, Strickland advocated an end to “full-service”
policing, which would lead to fewer police officers.2
Strickland said that the police force could “handle a budget cut”
and voted to decrease police funding by $5.9 million.3
Check the Facts: 1. FOX — 13 WHBQ, August 21, 2015 2. The Commercial Appeal,
May 8, 2013 3. CBS — 3 WREG, March 17, 2014
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