State of Pennsylvania Archives: on Crime


Arlen Specter: Toughen sentences for career criminals

On crime, Specter pointed to his support for bills to toughen sentences for career criminals, while Sestak said he would support an extension of the ban on assault weapons, which Specter opposed.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live coverage of 2010 PA Senate debate May 1, 2010

Ed Rendell: Supports the death penalty

Source: 2006 PA Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

Ed Rendell: End parole for repeat violent offenders

Source: 2006 PA Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

Tom Ridge: More prisons; more death penalty

Source: 1998 PA National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998

Tom Ridge: Stricter penalties; less parole

Source: 1998 PA National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1998

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