State of West Virginia Archives: on Crime


John Buckley: Neutral on whether stricter enforcement is effective

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stricter punishment reduces crime"?

A: Neutral.

Source: Email interview on 2014 W.V. Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 5, 2014

Earl Ray Tomblin: Texting while driving now illegal; add phoning & drugs

Texting while driving is now illegal and on July 1st talking on a hand-held phone while driving will be against the law. We've kept our promise to make eliminating substance abuse a top priority--and now--laws are on the books to shutdown "pill mills" and stop "doctor shopping." We listened to our communities and invested in drug treatment programs--and we told those who need free job training that they must pass a drug test--first.

We must continue to support our law enforcement officers and give them the tools they need to protect us, our families, and our communities. We know that driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious problem, but so is driving under the influence of drugs. Tonight, I'm proposing legislation to make it clear that officers have implied consent upon reasonable cause. When drivers who are under the influence of drugs are pulled over, they can be properly identified, tested, and removed from our roadways.

Source: 2013 State of the State Address to W.V. Legislature Feb 13, 2013

Jeff Kessler: More state prisons; also penalties other than incarceration

Source: W.V. Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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