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Just two months ago, Wisconsinites watched in horror as a career criminal committed an unthinkable act, leaving grandparents and children in Waukesha killed and injured. I join community members across Wisconsin in their outrage at this senseless and disgusting attack. But I also join Wisconsinites in their disgust that this attack was preventable. That’s why I have repeatedly called on Gov. Tony Evers to fire John Chisholm as Milwaukee District Attorney. The woke policies from Democrats like John Chisholm, Josh Kaul, and Tony Evers made it possible for a violent career criminal like Darrell Brooks to be let out on low bail and commit such a terrible act.

I’m running for Attorney General because we are terrified of rising crime plaguing our communities. As a volunteer firefighter for a decade, I have worked hand in hand with law enforcement, so I can’t sit back now and just watch our law enforcement fight against rising crime with one hand tied behind their backs. Our leaders in Madison don’t support the police–in fact they demean and belittle the important work they do to keep us safe. Instead of repairing the broken policies that led to the tragedy in Waukesha, they make excuses for refusing to take action and watch as crime continues to increase and plague our communities. Letting criminals out on low bail who have already demonstrated that they are dangerous is a reckless and dangerous policy that will lead to more events like the one in Waukesha.

Tony Evers and Josh Kaul have failed to protect us. To tackle the rise in crime, we have to increase the number of police officers, ensure that the Wisconsin Department of Justice is supporting local law enforcement and prosecutors, aggressively prosecute career criminals, and make sure students across the state receive a good education so they become productive members of society. But woke leaders like Josh Kaul and John Chisholm, who refuse to do their jobs and protect the people of Wisconsin, do not have the will and strength to protect us. What’s even more concerning, they don’t even realize or acknowledge that the current policies are dangerous. In the name of social justice, they support letting violent criminals out of jail to commit more violent crimes. No family should have to bury their children because our leaders failed to keep us safe.

Wisconsin families deserve more than excuses. They deserve decisive and swift action. As Attorney General, I will put an end to the policies that are placing us at risk. I will fight alongside our law enforcement officers to keep our communities safe. What happened to Waukesha could happen anywhere in Wisconsin, and as your Attorney General, I promise to fight every day to keep you safe.

— Jarchow is a candidate for attorney general. He is an attorney, small business owner, volunteer firefighter, and former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Adam lives in Balsam Lake with his wife and two children.

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