Mark Green on Crime
Former Republican Representative (WI-8, 1999-2007)
Increase penalties for assaults on police officers
Republican lawmakers met at Legislative Plaza to announce a package of proposed bills aimed at keeping law enforcement officers safe. The bills would increase the penalties for offenders convicted of assaults on officers. "The men and women of law
enforcement have come under attack in this country and it's time we, the lawmakers, take their back," said Sen. Mark Green.
Green said the timing of the announcement was intentional. "Just last week over a 72-hour period across the U.S., seven
police officers were shot and one of them was killed," he said. The proposed bills elevate charges of assault on a law enforcement officer from a misdemeanor to a felony. They also classify killing or attempting to kill an officer because of their
employment as a hate crime.
All of this is a product of the Tennessee Blue Lives Matter coalition. The bills' sponsors want to be clear about the name. "This is not intended to minimize other efforts. Those efforts are important," Green said.
Source: 2018 Gubernatorial campaign website, MarkGreen4TN.com
, Jan 31, 2017
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.
Vote on an amendment that would reduce the funding for violent offender imprisonment by and truth-in-sentencing programs by $61 million. The measure would increase funding for Boys and Girls Clubs and drug courts by the same amount.
Reference: Amendment sponsored by Scott, D-VA;
Bill HR 4690
; vote number 2000-317
on Jun 22, 2000
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime.
Vote to pass a bill to appropriate $1.5 billion to all of the states that want to improve their juvenile justice operations. Among other provisions this bill includes funding for development, implementation, and administration of graduated sanctions for juvenile offenders, funds for building, expanding, or renovating juvenile corrections facilities, hiring juvenile judges, probation officers, and additional prosecutors for juvenile cases.
Reference: Bill introduced by McCollum, R-FL;
Bill HR 1501
; vote number 1999-233
on Jun 17, 1999
Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes.
Green scores 10% by CURE on rehabilitation issues
CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE's two goals are
The ratings indicate the legislatorís percentage score on CUREís preferred votes.
Source: CURE website 00n-CURE on Dec 31, 2000
- to use prisons only for those who have to be in them; and
- for those who have to be in them, to provide them all the rehabilitative opportunities they need to turn their lives around.
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