State of Indiana Archives: on Crime

Mike Pence: Reduce crime, not penalties for crime

The Indiana criminal code will be updated after House Bill 1006 was signed into law by Gov. Pence. That bill will replace Indiana's A through F felony system with a 1 through 6 system (1 being the most severe). It's the first major overhaul of the state criminal code since 1978. The governor says he's interested in reducing prison populations. But he wants do that by reducing crime, not by decreasing penalties on some crimes. "I think we need to focus on reducing crime, not reducing penalties," he said.
Source: Indiana Economic Digest on 2016 Indiana gubernatorial race May 21, 2016

Brian Bosma: Supports capital punishment, and use of deadly force at home

Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?

A: Yes.

Q: Should homeowners be allowed to use deadly force to stop an unlawful entry by law enforcement officers?

A: Yes.

Q: Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?

A: Yes.

Bosma adds, "The above questions are extremely generalized and individual circumstances will dictate the answers."

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial 2012 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Mitch Daniels: Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking

We should--no, we must--strengthen our laws against the horrid practice of human trafficking, and we must do it in time for the Super Bowl, the kind of event at which the exploitation of young women is rampant in the absence of such a tough law.
Source: Indiana 2012 State of the State Address Jan 10, 2012

Mitch Daniels: Support the death penalty

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Mitch Daniels: Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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