John Adams Statement on Mark Herring’s Anti-Violence Campaign

RICHMOND – John Adams, the Republican nominee for attorney general, issued the following statement today regarding Mark Herring’s anti-violence campaign announced this morning:
“Five weeks before the election, Mark Herring decided to get serious about rising violent crime in the city of Richmond. His proposal? A social media campaign. While I commend Herring for finally recognizing that we have a serious crime issue in Virginia, and particularly in Richmond, his proposal is anything but serious. A marketing campaign is not going to stop murders, keep children out of gangs, or make our neighborhoods safer.
Virginia needs real leadership and someone who will get serious about the rise in violent crime. As a federal prosecutor, I prosecuted Project Exile cases in the city of Richmond. This joint effort between federal, state and local law enforcement was instrumental in lowering the city's crime rate. Richmond Commonwealth Attorney Michael Herring has already acknowledged the city should consider bringing Project Exile back. I agree. As attorney general, I will take violent crime seriously and fight it head on. I've done it before as a prosecutor and I will do it again as attorney general.”