State of California secondary Archives: on Crime


Jimmy Gomez: Ban for-profit prisons; support sentencing reform

Criminal Justice Reform: Jimmy supports safe communities, which includes criminal justice reform to ensure equal access to justice regardless of income. He is a co-author of a bill to ban for-profit prisons in California and supports bail reform and sentencing reform for non-violent offenses. Full funding of veterans courts, drug treatment, homeless programs (including HUD-VASH and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Second Chance Act programs are critical to provide services and support to at-risk populations. He is also a strong supporter of after school and gang prevention programs.
Source: 2017 CA House campaign website, JimmyGomezForCongress.com Jun 6, 2017

David Hadley: Supports death penalty; tracking sex offenders; and more

A proponent of the death penalty, David Hadley also co-authored AB 46 that makes it a felony if there's intent to use date rape drugs. He voted to increase punishment for threatening to discharge a firearm on school grounds and tampering with GPS devices that track sex offenders--plus, he supported making it easier for judges to impose protective orders for domestic violence.
Source: 2018 CA gubernatorial campaign website DavidHadley.com May 2, 2017

David Hadley: Prevent schools from covering up staff sexual abuse

Father of four public school children and a strong voice for our South Bay students, citizen legislator David Hadley authored Assembly Bill 1452--signed into law by Governor Brown--preventing school administrators from covering up teacher and staff sexual abuse. He also co-sponsored legislation that allows our local schools to increase the amount of money they can save for a rainy day.
Source: 2018 CA gubernatorial campaign website DavidHadley.com May 2, 2017

Jimmy Panetta: Ban racial profiling; build trust of law enforcement

Jimmy understands the importance of police to the safety of our communities. However, he believes that we can't just be reactive, but that we also have to be proactive to prevent crime. Jimmy's goal starts with focusing on our families, communities, and efforts to build trust between law enforcement and the people they serve. This includes the ban on racial profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcement and a commitment to supporting programs that keep our teens in school, off the streets, and out of gangs. Through his work on the board of Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, he has seen what job training and placement can do for at-risk youth in our community. Additionally, we must and ensure that individuals with mental health issues who wind up incarcerated are recognized and treated appropriately as a health issue, not solely as a criminal justice issue.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website JimmyPanettaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Jimmy Panetta: Pursued justice for victims and families

As a prosecutor, Jimmy has been making communities safer and pursuing justice for victims and families since 1996. For the past 5 years, Jimmy was assigned to the Monterey County District Attorney's office Gang Team and was responsible for prosecuting violent criminal street gang members. Based on his experience in the criminal justice system, he was appointed to the California Councils on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which provided guidance to the Governor's Office on criminal justice programs.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website JimmyPanettaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Rick Perry: If you kill a TX citizen, you will face ultimate justice

Q: Your state has executed 234 death row inmates. Have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent?

PERRY: No, sir. I've never struggled with that at all. The state of Texas has a very thoughtful, a very clear process in place--when someone commits the most heinous of crimes against our citizens, they get a fair hearing, they go through an appellate process, they go up to the Supreme Court of the US, if that's required But in the state of Texas, if you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you're involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is, you will be executed.

Q: Why do you think the mention of the execution of 234 people drew applause?

PERRY: I think Americans understand justice. I think Americans are clearly, in the vast majority of cases, supportive of capital punishment.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

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2016 Presidential contenders on Crime:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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