State of New York Archives: on Crime


Hakeem Jeffries: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders

Indicate which principles you support regarding crime.
  • Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
  • Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
  • Support hate crime legislation.
    Source: N.Y. Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

    George W. Bush: 134 Texas executions are “fair and just”

    Texas Gov. George W. Bush defended his state’s legal system Wednesday as “fair and just” and said there was no need for a moratorium on executions. “As far as I’m concerned there has not been one innocent person executed since I’ve become governor,” Bush said. Since he took office 5 1/2 years ago, 134 inmates have been executed in Texas. Bush said he has analyzed each capital case that reaches his desk.
    Source: Associated Press, N.Y. Times Jun 21, 2000

    • The above quotations are from State of New York Politicians: Archives.
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    2012 Presidential contenders on Crime:
      Democrats:
    Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
    V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

    Republicans:
    Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
    Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
    Third Parties:
    Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
    Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
    Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
    Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
    Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
    Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
    AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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