State of Arizona Archives: on Crime
Endorsed as former cop & prosecutor
Frank Riggs, a former California Congressman who wants to be Arizona's next governor, is "proud" to have the support of recalled State Senator and scandal-magnet, Russell Pearce. Riggs' news release quotes Pearce as saying, "After long and serious
deliberation, I'm proud to support former police officer and U.S. Congressman Frank Riggs for Governor. I know Frank Riggs will use all the means at his disposal to defend our border and protect our citizens from the costs and damages associated with
illegal immigration and border crimes by those who break our laws."
But even conservatives like Riggs can't be very proud of Pearce's Fiesta Bowl scandal or the sham candidate he appears to have fielded in the 2011 recall campaign. Riggs says it's true
that "recall elections are tricky." Riggs adds that as a former police officer and deputy sheriff, he feels a professional kinship with Pearce, also a former deputy sheriff.
Source: Phoenix New Times on 2014 Arizona gubernatorial race
Jul 7, 2014
Reduce crime by punishing criminals
Crime and violence in Arizona continue to trend downward.
Arizonans have reduced crime by punishing criminals, and not by infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Source: 2013 State of the State Address to Arizona Legislature
Jan 14, 2013
In State Legislature, pushed truth in sentencing
Brewer spent 14 years in the Arizona State Legislature, first as a state representative from 1983 to 1986, and then as state senator from 1987 to 1996. Brewer helped to win passage of numerous landmark reforms that continue to serve millions of
Arizonans today, including tax relief and budget reform; truth in sentencing; open enrollment, school report cards, and charter schools; clean air and water legislation and state trust land preservation.
Source: Arizona Secretary of State website
Dec 3, 2008
Death penalty for repeat sex offenders, but not if retarded
Dorman voted YEA on SB 1800, Death Penalty for Second Offender Sex Offenders, Conference Report Adopted (88-8):
Vote to pass a conference report that requires individuals convicted of forcible anal sodomy, oral sodomy, rape, or molestation, of a child
14 years or younger twice, can be sentenced to either the death penalty or life in prison without parole. This bill also creates the Child Abuse Response Team that is to investigate cases dealing with physical and sexual abuse of a child.
Dorman voted YEA on SB 1807, Prohibiting Death Sentence For Mentally Retarded Defendant, Conference Report Adopted (91-5):
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the death sentence from being imposed on any individual deemed to be mentally retarded.
The bill defines as "mentally retarded" an individual with an intelligence quotient lower than 76 who currently demonstrates significant limitations in adaptive functions, and whose mental retardation was manifested before their 18th birthday.
Source: Vote Smart's Synopsis of Arizona Legislative voting records
May 26, 2008
Jane Dee Hull:
$1.1M to collect DNA samples from all prisoners
We are applying new technology to protect our citizens. Last year, we enacted a bill to obtain DNA samples from persons convicted of murder, burglary and crimes causing serious injury. DNA is our cutting edge tool for solving crimes.
That is why I am recommending $1.1 million to collect and analyze blood samples from virtually all state prisoners.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Arizona legislature
Jan 8, 2001
Support alternative sentencing; provide inmates job skills
Indicate which principles you support to address crime.
Source: 2000 Arizona State National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2000
- Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
- Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.
- Support programs to provide
prison inmates with vocational & job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
- Support programs that provide job training and placement services for at-risk youth.
- Ban the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officers.
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