Colin Bonini on Crime
Apply "hate crime" to police and firefighters
Original Synopsis: This Act would add an additional criminal penalty if the offense committed was due to the victim being a law-enforcement officer, a volunteer firefighter,
a full-time firefighter, emergency medical technician, paramedic, fire police officer, fire marshal, correctional officer, a sheriff, a deputy sheriff, public transit operator, a code enforcement constable or a code enforcement officer.
Existing Act defines hate crime as applying only to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Legislative outcome:Bonini was Primary Sponsor for SB 263; bill died in Committee without a vote.
Source: Delaware legislative voting records: SB 263
, Jun 7, 2016
More state prisons; plus less parole
Bonini indicated support of the following principles concerning crime.
Source: State Legislative 1998 National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 1998
- Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
- End parole for repeat violent felons.
- Support the death penalty.
- Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.
- Strengthen penalties and sentences for sex offenders.
Prosecute juveniles who commit murder or other serious violent crimes as adults.
- Provide state funding for military-style "boot camps" for juvenile criminals who violate probation.
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