Michael Steele on Crime


More focus on victims of violent crime

Source: Campaign website, www.michaelsteeleformaryland.com, "Issues" Oct 25, 2006

Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders

Source: Campaign website, www.michaelsteeleformaryland.com, "Issues" Oct 25, 2006

Combat the proliferation of gangs

Michael is committed to fighting poverty, drug addiction and criminal recidivism. He is devoted to securing Maryland neighborhoods and building safer streets by fighting crime.

Michael worked to combat the proliferation of gangs threatening the well-being of Maryland communities and the safety of Maryland children. Michael led the way in convening a Statewide Planning Group to develop a strategy to both prevent and respond to gang activity.

Source: Campaign site, MichaelSteeleForMaryland.com, "On the Issues" May 2, 2006

Personally opposed to the death penalty

Steele is personally opposed to the death penalty, but he has not publicly expressed his opinion on two executions [in Maryland]. Nor, he said, did he privately try to dissuade Gov. Ehrlich from signing the execution orders. He did, however, volunteer to undertake a study of the fairness of the death penalty to determine if minorities and the poor in Maryland receive a disproportionate share of death sentences. But that was in 2003, and three years later he has still not produced a finished report.
Source: By Michael Sokolove, New York Times Mar 26, 2006

Use anti-terrorism tools on criminals in our neighborhoods

We need to bring the same tools and attention we use to fight international criminals, to our neighborhoods... so we can catch the criminals who terrorize us here at home.
Source: Candidacy announcement speech in Largo MD Oct 25, 2005

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Benjamin Cardin
Daniel Vovak
Kevin Zeese
Kweisi Mfume
Paul Sarbanes

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