Rick Scott on Crime



Let's Keep Florida Safe: focus on reductions in crime

At least a half-dozen on-duty law officers in uniform took part in a re-election event Monday for Gov. Rick Scott despite Florida laws saying public employees must avoid political activity during working hours. A spokeswoman for Scott's campaign said campaign officials made the nature of the event clear in all invitations and announcements but some of the officers present say they didn't get the message.

Either way, the Tampa event provided Scott with a backdrop of uniformed law officers him as local TV news crews filmed him talking about reductions in crime during his administration. The Florida Police Chiefs Association endorsed Scott on Monday.

The event was the kickoff of Scott's "Let's Keep Florida Safe" tour, the latest in a series of statewide tours Scott is holding on key issues. It was held at a store on Adamo Drive that sells law enforcement uniforms and other equipment.

Source: The Tampa Tribune on 2014 Florida gubernatorial race , Jul 7, 2014

Signs death warrant for murderer

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a death warrant for the man convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce on his way home from school almost 20 years ago. 46-year-old Juan Carlos Chavez is scheduled to die by injection Feb. 12 for the Sept. 11, 1995, slaying.

The boy was abducted after being dropped off by a school bus near his home in south Miami-Dade County. Chavez took him back to his trailer, where he raped him. He held Jimmy captive for three hours before he shot the boy as he tried to escape.

The case horrified the state and led to the passage of the Jimmy Ryce Act. It allows authorities to commit dangerous sexual predators to mental institutions once they have completed their prison terms.

Source: First Coast News on 2014 Florida gubernatorial race , Jan 2, 2014

Supports capital punishment for certain crimes.

Scott supports the CC survey question on capital punishment

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Capital punishment for certain crimes, such as first degree murder & terrorism"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q8 on Aug 11, 2010

Other governors on Crime: Rick Scott on other issues:
FL Gubernatorial:
Alexander Snitker
Charlie Crist
FL Senatorial:
Bill Nelson

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