State of Colorado secondary Archives: on Crime
Additional reporting transparency about police incidents
Sen. Mike Johnston joined dozens of community members to discuss constructive ways of bridging the divide between our community and law enforcement. Together with community activists, leadership from the Denver Police Department, and state legislators,
we discussed new legislation that will foster trust, respect, and transparency.
[Mike has] drafted a bill, which will require additional reporting transparency about police incidents while providing additional funding for community policing efforts.
Source: 2017 CO Gubernatorial campaign website MikeJohnston.org
Jan 17, 2017
More prisons; less parole; harsher punishments
Mitchell supports the following principles regarding crime.
Source: 2006 CO Congressional National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2006
- Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and hiring of additional prison staff.
- Support the death penalty in Colorado.
- Support programs to provide prison inmates with
vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
- End parole for repeat violent offenders.
- Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
- Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
- Require that crimes based on race, ethnic background, religious belief, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation be prosecuted as hate crimes.
- Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
- Strengthen sex-offender laws.
- Support the restriction of the sale of products used to make methamphetamine (e.g. tablets containing pseudophedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine).