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Gail Lightfoot on Crime

2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (CA)


Oppose government sanctioned killing

Q: Do you support or oppose the Death Penalty?

A: NO. One mistaken execution is one too many. We know mistakes are made so we must simply end the death penalty. Dangerous criminals need to be permanently isolated from others so they are no longer a danger to others. All prisons should be self supporting which teaches life skills to those who will leave eventually and provides work to everyone inside the prison boundaries. Oppose government sanctioned killing.

Source: Email interview on 2010 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jul 10, 2010

Let judge and jury decide sentences, not Three Strikes

Q: Do you support or oppose Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws?

A: NO. There ought not to be an mandatory sentences. We have a Judge and a Jury to decide if the sentence should be long or short with or without parole or probation.

Judges should be free to determine the best sentence in individual cases. Prisons should be self supporting farms and shops providing all the prisoners needs.

Source: Email interview on 2010 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jul 10, 2010

Opposes the death penalty

It has been shown we make mistakes in finding the guilty person. We must put an end to the long complicated process of appeals and the high cost of death row. Put these people into ordinary prison life and get on with improving our judicial system so fewer mistakes are made.
Source: Email interview on 2000 Senate race with Issues2000.org , Oct 16, 2000

Oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws

Current Three Strikes Laws include felonies that are not violent crimes. Individuals who do not pose any harm to society are being sent to prison. There is a better way. Send the really dangerous violent prone far from the rest of us and let non-violent offenders make restitution or some other means of making amends to their victims.
Source: Email interview on 2000 Senate race with Issues2000.org , Oct 16, 2000

Other candidates on Crime: Gail Lightfoot on other issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Antonio Villaraigosa
Jerry Brown
Jerry Sanders
CA Senatorial:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein
Elizabeth Emken

CA politicians

Retiring as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)


Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Hackbarth(R) vs.Carmona(D) vs.Ruben(D) vs.Bivens(D)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(L) vs.Taitz(R)
CT:Bysiewicz(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Shays(R) vs.McMahon(R)
DE:Carper(D) vs.Wade(R)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.LeMieux(R) vs.Mack(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D) vs.Lingle(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R) vs.Dunlap(D) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Dunlap(D)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hekman(R) vs.Konetchy(R) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R) vs.Hernandez(R) vs.Severson(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R) vs.Steelman(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MS:Wicker(R) vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)

ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R) vs.Sand(R)
NE:Kerrey(D) vs.Fischer(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I) vs.Booker(D)
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R) vs.Balderas(D) vs.Sanchez(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Noren(I) vs.Maragos(R) vs.Turner(R) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Pryce(R) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R) vs.Scaringi(R) vs.Welch(R) vs.<a href='Sam_Rohrer_Crime.htm'>Rohrer(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D) vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R) vs.Poskevich(R)
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Leppert(R) vs.Dewhurst(R) vs.Sadler(D) vs.Roland(L)
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D) vs.Liljenquist(R)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R) vs.Radtke(R) vs.Marshall(R)
VT:Sanders(I)
WA:Cantwell(D) vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Schiess(R) vs.Neumann(R) vs.Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R)
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