February 20, 2013
(Orange County, CA) – After 17 days of bloodshed and seven murders, Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer is calling for Third District Public Hearings on Violence.
“It’s time to come together as a community to address the violence,” Spitzer said. “I’ve talked to too many friends and neighbors who are living in fear, and it has to stop. That’s why I’m calling for public hearings where we can discuss solutions including addressing our mental health system, our public policy as it relates to drug abuse and family violence, and any other causes of violence which need to be explored.”
Public hearings on violence will be held March 8 from 2-5 p.m. in the hearing room of the Board of Supervisors in Santa Ana at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Spitzer represents the third supervisorial district, which includes the cities of Irvine and Tustin where innocent victims of separate recent shootings were killed.
Spitzer said the recent violence calls for a larger discussion, not snap judgments regarding gun control.
“This is not about gun control. I am a member of the NRA, and I have been recognized by pro-2nd Amendment groups,” Spitzer said. “I’m calling on these groups to be a part of this discussion, which we must have to hear from experts and members of the community to find solutions.”
As a former LAPD police officer and assistant district attorney in Orange County, Spitzer knows the public safety challenges facing law enforcement. Spitzer also has a long record of standing up for crime victims. He led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 9, Marsy’s Law for All, the nation’s most comprehensive victims’ Bill of Rights.