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Sarah Palin on Crime

Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President


Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime

Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Proclamation, “FBI Day” , Jun 12, 2008

Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes

Gov. Palin today signed Senate Bill 265 into law. During the legislative session, several crime bills, including the Governor’s crime bill, were rolled into SB 265. SB 265 bars convicted sex offenders from receiving a permanent fund dividend [Alaska stat tax rebate] if they fail to keep their information current on the state Sex Offender Registry, [among other changes] to the criminal codes.

“I thank legislators who helped craft this comprehensive approach to strengthening public safety,” Governor Palin said. “These are good steps toward sound public safety policy. We must continue to meet the needs of law enforcement and the judicial system to keep our citizens safe.” Senate Bill 265 also:

Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Press release, “Crime Bill” , Jun 5, 2008

Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”

Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Proclamation, “Crime Victims” , Mar 18, 2008

We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement

In Public Safety and Corrections, after years of positions left vacant, we’ve doubled academy recruits. We’re building public trust by demanding the highest standards of those in public safety. We’re implementing realistic plans to deal with overcrowded prisons, including rehabilitation and work requirements for the 95 percent of inmates who will re-enter society instead of just “warehousing” them. In Law, we are getting tough on criminals with tougher, defensible sentences. It was a clean sweep for convictions in the Cold Case Unit. Our Civil Division is managing hundreds of legal battles to protect Alaskans’ interests. I commend Law for last year’s needed, comprehensive ethics bill. In Military and Veterans Affairs, we certified hundreds of territorial guardsmen, so those who served finally receive their benefits. We are proudly supporting our brave Alaska Guard as they provide daily search and rescue in our State, and support the War on Terror.
Source: 2008 State of the State Address to 25th Alaska Legislature , Jan 15, 2008

Collect DNA samples from felons

The governor today signed House Bill 90, the Omnibus Crime Bill, which strengthens laws dealing with violent offenders, sexual predators, prostitution, people who witness a violent crime and fail to report it, and people who have been ordered not to consume alcohol. The bill also allows police in Alaska to collect a DNA sample from adults arrested for a felony or a crime against another person.
Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Press release 07-156, “Signing” , Jun 25, 2007

Gang members on probation must wear electronic monitors

The governor today signed House Bill 133, which requires people who are convicted of violent, gang-related crimes to wear electronic monitoring devices as a condition of their probation. This will allow law enforcement officials to monitor the movement of violent offenders and supervise their activity.
Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Press release 07-156, “Signing” , Jun 25, 2007

Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police

Governor Sarah Palin today signed Senate Bill 45, the Sonya Ivanoff Act. SB 45 mandates the maximum sentence for first-degree murder when committed by an on-duty peace officer.

Sonya Ivanoff, 19, was murdered in 2003, by a Nome Police officer. Matthew Owens was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. His case is currently on appeal.

Governor Palin was joined at the bill signing ceremony by Sonya’s parents and siblings. “The inappropriate actions of Matthew Owens cloud the focus and the image of our brave men and women whom have all sworn to protect and serve,” said Governor Palin. “We must work with all our communities in a trusting partnership to ensure that every citizen feels safe, and is treated fairly and with respect.”

Source: Alaska Governor’s Office: Press release, “SB45, Sonya” , Apr 27, 2007

If legislature passed death penalty law, I would sign it

I support adequate funding for a strong public safety presence in Alaska. Feeling safe in our communities is something we cannot accept any compromise on. This includes policing in all its forms, the court system, prosecutors and corrections. If the legislature passed a death penalty law, I would sign it. We have a right to know that someone who rapes and murders a child or kills an innocent person in a drive by shooting will never be able to do that again.
Source: Campaign website, www.palinforgovernor.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons

PUBLIC SAFETY: I support adequate funding for a strong public safety presence in Alaska. Feeling safe in our communities is something we cannot accept any compromise on. This includes policing in all its forms, the court system, prosecutors and corrections. If the legislature passed a death penalty law, I would sign it. We have a right to know that someone who rapes and murders a child or kills an innocent person in a drive by shooting will never be able to do that again.
Source: Palin-Parnell campaign booklet: New Energy for Alaska , Nov 3, 2006

Death penalty for adults who murder children

Q: Would you introduce--or, if introduced by a legislator, would you support--a bill to adopt the death penalty in Alaska? If yes, which crimes should it apply to?

A: If the Legislature were to pass a bill that established a death penalty on adults who murder children, I would sign it.

Source: Anchorage Daily News: 2006 gubernatorial candidate profile , Oct 22, 2006

No special hate-crime laws; all heinous crime is hate-based

Q: Will you support an effort to expand hate-crime laws?

A: No, as I believe all heinous crime is based on hate.

Source: Eagle Forum 2006 Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire , Jul 31, 2006

No expansion of gambling in Alaska

Q: Do you support the expansion of gambling in Alaska?

A: No, in so many cases, gambling has shown ill effects on families and as Governor I would not propose expansion legislation.

Q: Would you sign any bills that expand gaming in our state?

A: No.

Source: Eagle Forum 2006 Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire , Jul 31, 2006

2010 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Crime: Sarah Palin on other issues:
AK Gubernatorial:
Sean Parnell
AK Senatorial:
Lisa Murkowski
Mark Begich

2011 Special Elections:
CA-36:Jane Harman(D)
CA-36:Janice Hahn(D)
NV-2:Dean Heller(R)
NY-9:Anthony Weiner(D)
NY-26:Chris Lee(R)
NY-26:Kathleen Hochul(D)
Retiring 2012:
CA-6:Lynn Woolsey(D)
OK-2:Dan Boren(D)
MI-5:Dale Kildee(D)
TX-14:Ron Paul(R)
Running for Mayor:
CA-51:Bob Filner(D)
Running for Governor:
IN-6:Mike Pence(R)
WA-8:Dave Reichert(R)
Running for Senate:
AZ-1:Jeff Flake(R)
CT-5:Chris Murphy(R)
HI-2:Mazie Hirono(D)
IN-2:Joe Donnelly(D)
MO-2:Todd Akin(R)
MT-0:Dennis Rehberg(R)
ND-0:Rick Berg(D)
NM-1:Martin Heinrich(D)
NV-1:Shelley Berkley(D)
UT-3:Jason Chaffetz(R)
Dem. Freshmen
in 112th Congress:

AL-7:Terri Sewell
CA-33:Karen Bass
DE-0:John Carney
FL-17:Frederica Wilson
HI-1:Colleen Hanabusa
LA-2:Cedric Richmond
MA-10:Bill Keating
MI-13:Hansen Clarke
RI-1:David Cicilline
GOP Freshmen
in 112th Congress:

AL-2:Martha Roby
AL-5:Mo Brooks
AZ-1:Paul Gosar
AZ-3:Ben Quayle
AZ-5:David Schweikert
AR-1:Rick Crawford
AR-2:Tim Griffin
AR-3:Steve Womack
CA-19:Jeff Denham
CO-3:Scott Tipton
CO-4:Cory Gardner
FL-12:Dennis Ross
FL-2:Steve Southerland
FL-21:Mario Diaz-Balart
FL-22:Allen West
FL-24:Sandy Adams
FL-25:David Rivera
FL-5:Rich Nugent
FL-8:Dan Webster
GA-2:Mike Keown
GA-7:Rob Woodall
GA-8:Austin Scott
ID-1:Raul Labrador
IL-8:Joe Walsh
IL-10:Bob Dold
IL-11:Adam Kinzinger
IL-14:Randy Hultgren
IL-17:Bobby Schilling
IL-8:Joe Walsh
IN-3:Marlin Stutzman
IN-4:Todd Rokita
IN-8:Larry Bucshon
IN-9:Todd Young
KS-1:Tim Huelskamp
KS-3:Kevin Yoder
KS-5:Mike Pompeo
LA-3:Jeff Landry
MD-1:Andy Harris
MI-1:Dan Benishek
MI-2:Bill Huizenga
MI-3:Justin Amash
MI-7:Tim Walberg
MN-8:Chip Cravaack
MO-4:Vicky Hartzler
MO-7:Billy Long
MS-1:Alan Nunnelee
MS-4:Steven Palazzo
GOP Freshmen
in 111th Congress:

NC-2:Renee Ellmers
ND-0:Rick Berg
NH-2:Charlie Bass
NH-1:Frank Guinta
NJ-3:Jon Runyan
NM-2:Steve Pearce
NV-3:Joe Heck
NY-13:Michael Grimm
NY-19:Nan Hayworth
NY-20:Chris Gibson
NY-24:Richard Hanna
NY-25:Ann Marie Buerkle
NY-29:Tom Reed
OH-1:Steve Chabot
OH-15:Steve Stivers
OH-16:Jim Renacci
OH-18:Bob Gibbs
OH-6:Bill Johnson
OK-5:James Lankford
PA-10:Tom Marino
PA-11:Lou Barletta
PA-3:Mike Kelly
PA-7:Patrick Meehan
PA-8:Mike Fitzpatrick
SC-1:Tim Scott
SC-3:Jeff Duncan
SC-4:Trey Gowdy
SC-5:Mick Mulvaney
SD-0:Kristi Noem
TN-3:Chuck Fleischmann
TN-4:Scott DesJarlais
TN-6:Diane Black
TN-8:Stephen Fincher
TX-17:Bill Flores
TX-23:Quico Canseco
TX-27:Blake Farenthold
VA-2:Scott Rigell
VA-5:Robert Hurt
VA-9:Morgan Griffith
WA-3:Jaime Herrera
WI-7:Sean Duffy
WI-8:Reid Ribble
WV-1:David McKinley
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