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Michael Cavlan on Crime

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Death penalty is flawed and doesnít teach nonviolence

Do you support or oppose the death penalty?

A: I strongly oppose the death penalty. 1) Itís irreversible. Many have died because our justice system is flawed. 2) Itís those who cannot afford to use the justice system in the same ways people do who can afford it that are on death row. 3) What is the point of doing to a person the same thing he/she has done? Itís much the same thing and certainly doesnít teach and nurture nonviolence.

Source: Email interview on 2006 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 12, 2006

No justice in incarcerating minor criminals for life

Do you support or oppose mandatory sentencing laws?

A: Oppose. There is little difference made between violent and nonviolent offenses, drug possession offenses and drug distribution offenses and many others. So that too often people are incarcerated for life for relatively minor offenses. This is not justice.

Source: Email interview on 2006 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 12, 2006

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