05:43 "Any state that decides to defund their police in this high crime neighborhoods— they're gonna lose some funding and there are gonna be consequences with that. We have to protect our American police officers, we need to protect our law enforcement, and that means funding police officers to give them the tools to do things that a lot of people just wouldn't do because of the risks and hazards of the job."
11:10 "We have approximately 6,000-7,000 illegal aliens crossing the border, and they're not all just coming here for education to a better way of life; they're coming here to push drugs and human trafficking, and so on and so forth. So what we need to do is we need to put more money in the hands of law enforcement and those border states so they can protect our borders more."
16:53 "A criminal justice reform in prison starts the day the person is entered into the criminal justice system, whether it be the state level, the federal level, or the county jails because everybody follows through the county jails before they go to prison. We need to identify those people then. And then we need to make sure that they don't repeat by giving them the programs (...) so they don't re-offend."
20:43 "We need to make sure that we increase and maximize resources for law enforcement officers, first responders, to be able to process without the fear of losing their jobs because they did seek mental health."
In this episode of the National Police Association Podcast, Sgt Betsy interviews Rep. Walt Blackman, Arizona House of Representatives, Entrepreneur, U.S. Army (Ret.). Defunding the police movement holds law enforcers back from real community policing. This goes along with a crisis being present in the areas of public safety, border protection, criminal justice reform, and mental health. Walt gets transparent with the laws he's going to write on the federal level, carrying a goal to protect law enforcement and police officers.
00:54 Rep. Walt on why he's running for Federal Office and his background as a military cop's kid
04:35 The federal government can support community police initiatives by funding police departments
08:12 Changing the second amendment may result in the vulnerability of other amendments or constitutions. Having the right to protect one's family and property means protecting the second amendment
10:43 On border protection: More funding is needed for the continuity of border security
12:27 Criminal justice reform means putting maximum sentences on offenders, but how do we deal with the 'racism' narrative?
15:59 Rehabilitation programs as included in the criminal justice reform
18:50 Mental health services should be readily accessible to and be maximized for law enforcement officers