Jay Dardenne on Crime
Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police sometime
Three of the four Louisiana gubernatorial candidates said the extra Louisiana State Police presence in the French Quarter should probably not remain in New Orleans "indefinitely"--and will eventually have to be withdrawn.
Edwards was the most emphatic
about establishing a timeline for state police withdrawal. Dardenne and Angelle were a bit more speculative about when the troopers should be pulled out of New Orleans.
"I am convinced that this is the appropriate solution for now," said
Dardenne. "I don't know that it is going to go on indefinitely
Still, U.S. Sen David Vitter broke with the rest of the pack, saying the Louisiana State Police should have a permanent detail in the French Quarter.
He doesn't have confidence that Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Police Department would be able keep a lid on crime without the extra help.
Source: Times-Picayune on 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial debate
, Aug 8, 2015
Require DNA testing for criminals; focus on victims' rights
As a State Senator, Jay.
Source: 2015 Gubernatorial campaign website, JayDardenne.com
, Apr 1, 2015
- Authored the bill that requires criminals to be DNA tested.
Authored the Victims' Rights constitutional amendment.
- Authored the legislation creating the single Board of Ethics.
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