Ross Perot on Crime
1992 & 1996 Reform Party Nominee for President
It is of no small significance that of those in our prisons today-including local jails-82% are high school dropouts. If we want a strong anti-crime program, we must do a better job of educating the populace, particularly in the inner cities and rural areas.
BUSH: I was not for the bill that he was talking about because it was not tough enough on the criminal.
PEROT: What it really boils down to is: we have become so preoccupied with the rights of the criminal that we have forgotten the rights of the innocent. In our country, we have evolved to a point where we've put millions of innocent people in jail, because you go to the poor neighborhoods and they've put bars on their windows and bars on their doors and put themselves in jail to protect the things that they acquired legitimately. Now, that's where we are. We have got to become more concerned about people who play by the rules and get the balance we require.
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George W. Bush (R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan (R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter (D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford (R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon (R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson (D,1963-1969)
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