State of Connecticut secondary Archives: on Crime


Dan Malloy: Prison population has dropped AND recidivism has declined

On the criminal justice front, Connecticut is leading the nation, and is now safer than it has been in fifty years.

Our prison population has dropped significantly, and high-risk, violent offenders are serving more of their sentence than ever before. Recidivism has declined substantially. This progress has allowed us to save taxpayers $70 million in the current fiscal year.

All of this is making Connecticut a better, more desirable place to work and live.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Connecticut Legislature Jan 4, 2017

Dan Carter: Empower both law enforcement and communities together

Following the violence rocking communities across our country, Carter advocates to empower both law enforcement and communities to work together to find a better way. "All Americans should feel safe in their communities and if you're African American, you shouldn't have to worry about interacting with police; and if you're law enforcement, you shouldn't have to worry about doing your job," said Carter.

"We all have a responsibility to change our culture and bring this nation through these difficult times. As the son of a police officer, the violence perpetrated by and on law enforcement this week is heartbreaking," Carter said.

"Too often in the wake of these national tragedies people retreat to their familiar corners making it harder to find common ground," Carter said. "We must use this as opportunity to come together and ensure the security of everyone in our community, including police officers.

Source: 2016 Connecticut Senate campaign website P.R. email Jul 8, 2016

Tom Foley: Veto efforts to repeal the death penalty

Foley promises to veto an effort to repeal the death penalty.
Source: Connecticut Mirror on 2014 Connecticut Governor race Dec 31, 2010

Tom Foley: Arrested twice for motor vehicle incidents

During the 2010 primary campaign, Foley came under attack over allegations from his past. First came the disclosure of two arrests in connection with motor vehicle incidents, including one that involved his ex-wife in 1993. Charges were dropped in both cases. He acknowledged to The Mirror in June that he never disclosed the arrests when nominated to be ambassador to Ireland by President George W. Bush.
Source: Connecticut Mirror on 2014 Connecticut Governor race Dec 31, 2010

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Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
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Donald Trump(NY)
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V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
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