Law Enforcement Public Education Campaign Begins in Michigan

Oct 22, 2010, 13:40 ET from Law Enforcement Alliance of America

Ads educate public on important issues!

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today LEAA begins public education TV ads aimed at educating the citizens about certain PUBLIC records related to Michigan crime, punishment and the judiciary.  

LEAA, preparing to celebrate its twenty year anniversary, is proud to bring to the forefront the public records of those who, too often, seem to not reflect the concerns of law enforcement, crime victims and those worried about the short comings of the judicial and criminal justice systems. LEAA addresses crime and justice related issues with a practical, real-world, approach and wants the public to be informed of the truth and for them to be encouraged to voice their feelings on these issues.

LEAA is the nation's largest coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims and concerned citizens and it works to promote common sense, tough-on-crime criminal justice policy at all levels of government.  LEAA -- through a multitude of outreach efforts -- is actively involved in issues related to crime, justice and education regarding the need for meaningful criminal justice reform.  This includes keeping criminals behind bars and calling on members of the leadership of the criminal justice system, including judges, to fight crime and protect the innocent while severely punishing criminals and not coddling those who flout the law or 'game' the system.

Retired police officer and LEAA Executive Director James J. Fotis remarked, "LEAA's members in Michigan represent active and retired law enforcement officers from different law enforcement agencies as well as concerned citizens for whom concerns about crime, criminal justice and the judiciary continue to be among their top priorities.  LEAA and its members are proud to share this common sense message: America deserves blind justice that is tough on crime while protecting the rights of honest citizens, crime victims and cops."

The ads are clearly identified as LEAA's and we encourage viewers to research the facts we report and to further educate themselves on them.

LEAA national spokesman Ted Deeds added that as a non-partisan, non-profit, police-based organization that also supports victims' rights, LEAA plays an important role in providing information to the public about a wide range of judicial and crime issues.  Deeds predicts, "Some politicians and other opinion leaders will object to LEAA's exercise of free speech and they will try to redirect focus away from our message and instead play 'gotcha-games' and 'attack the messenger.'

But the facts don't lie and LEAA will proudly remind the public of truths; including the fact that crime -- and what to do about it -- continues to be a consistent, top-tier, personally important concern for citizens across this great nation -- including those in Michigan.  

LEAA receives no taxpayer funding and protects the privacy of its members and supporters (including those who are crime victims and law enforcement).  LEAA is a national leader in defending tough on crime public policy from the 'Death Penalty' to 'Truth in Sentencing' and 'Three Strikes', as well as supporting the rights of law abiding Americans to own firearms and defend themselves with them.  For information about LEAA, visit its web site at

The Law Enforcement Alliance of America, Inc., (LEAA) is the nation's largest coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens dedicated to making America safer and is a 501(c)(4) entity.

SOURCE Law Enforcement Alliance of America