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Carla Howell on Crime

Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate


Death penalty OK morally; but donít trust govt to do it

Q: What about the death penalty?

A: First, itís not a federal issue. I would not be dealing with that issue as a senator; I would push it back to the state and local level. Second, I have no problem with it morally. But I do have a problem with it from a Big Government perspective: it costs 5 times as much to implement the death penalty as to keep someone in prison for life. And, I donít trust the government to enforce the death penalty. So I would vote against it.

Source: Howie Carr Show, WRKO Oct 23, 2000

Drug prohibition makes crime profitable

Alcohol Prohibition didnít work. Alcohol Prohibition made it profitable for Al Capone and other gangsters to push bad alcohol. With Drug Prohibition, gangs like the Crips and Bloods continue the work of Al Capone. Because of the war on drugs, over 50% of all federal prisoners are nonviolent drug offenders. Mandatory minimum sentence laws which were championed by Ted Kennedy have caused murderers, rapists and child molesters to be released early to make room for non-violent drug offenders.
Source: Eric Darbe, Massachusetts News Jan 5, 2000

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