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Ken Cuccinelli on Crime

 


1991: established Sexual Assault Fact & Education (SAFE)

While At the University of Virginia, Cuccinelli helped establish the Sexual Assault Fact and Education group (SAFE). He transformed himself into a self-taught campus expert and agitator on the problem of sexual assault. He helped establish Sexual Assault Facts and Education (SAFE), a student group that raises awareness about the issue, and designed a brochure on preventing sexual assault. Survivors confided in him. It was emotionally scalding work.

By April 1991, he was standing with a candle in his hand on the steps of the university's Rotunda. Cuccinelli was an organizer of dozens of student protesters who occupied the steps for 134 hours-- one for each of the 134 alleged victims of sexual assault at the university the previous year--and demanded that the university fund the new full-time position of sexual assault education coordinator.

Source: VA Governor 2013 campaign website, cuccinelli.com, "Issues" , Mar 23, 2013

Fought the war against human trafficking since 2006

Cuccinelli has spent several years fighting the war against human trafficking. He's been pursuing these crimes for several years, dating back to when he introduced anti-trafficking legislation and served on the Human Trafficking Commission as a senator, which is when he first developed a plan for trafficking prevention in Virginia. He's implemented that plan at every level of office he's held since.
Source: VA Governor 2013 campaign website, cuccinelli.com, "Issues" , Mar 23, 2013

Free wrongly convicted, when technology proves innocence

Cuccinelli has fought hard for those who have been wrongly convicted and was instrumental in Thomas Haynesworth's case. In December, Virginia's Court of Appeals declared Haynesworth an innocent man, acknowledging that he spent 27 years behind bars for crimes he did not commit. Haynesworth, was supported by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and a pair of state prosecutors--all of whom concluded that he was mistakenly identified by a rape victim as he walked to a Richmond market one afternoon in 1984. Using technology that wasn't available in the 1980s, authorities tested semen collected in a January 1984 rape for which Haynesworth had been convicted. It cleared him and pointed to a convicted rapist named Leon Davis. "Although we wish that the amount of money could have been greater, we also know that no amount can make up for those 27 lost years,'' Cuccinelli said. "We pray that this will allow Thomas a new beginning to pursue the dreams he has been waiting almost three decades to fulfill."
Source: VA Governor 2013 campaign website, cuccinelli.com, "Issues" , Mar 23, 2013

Other governors on Crime: Ken Cuccinelli on other issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Up for re-election 2014:
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AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
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AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry
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Election 2013:
New Jersey:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
Virginia:
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

 

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