Law Professor Steve Mulroy announcing his campaign for Shelby County District Attorney
Law Professor Steve Mulroy announcing his campaign for Shelby County District Attorney

Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer covered Mulroy’s campaign announcement:

Flanked by supporters such as County Mayor Lee Harris, former state Representative Jeannie Richardson, and City Councilman Dr. Jeff Warren, Steve Mulroy formally unveiled his bid for the Democratic nomination for District Attorney General before a large audience at the IBEW union headquarters on Madison Avenue on Thursday.

Mulroy, a University of Memphis law professor whose political pedigree includes two terms as a Shelby County Commissioner, a run for county mayor, and innumerable involvements on behalf of justice reform and voting reform, put it this way:

“Let me tell you why it is that I’m running, or at least a few of the reasons why I’m running. My philosophy is simple. Every person who breaks the law must be held accountable. Now that’s the case if you’re a street criminal, but it’s particularly the case if you are a violent criminal. But unfortunately, every year in Shelby County since our incumbent DA has taken office, violent crime in Shelby County has risen and risen and risen. And it’s gotten to the point where as of today, there was an online article that was published showing how, according to FBI crime statistics, the most dangerous city to live in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis metropolitan area is the most dangerous, measured by violent crime. What I conclude from that is, the policies we’ve been pursuing for the past 11 years are not working. They are not making us safe. We need change.”

Read the full article here.