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Neil Abercrombie on Crime
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Duke Aiona on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Duke Aiona on other issues.
  • Prosecute minors as adults, but no capital punishment. (Nov 2010)
  • Better schools help Native Hawaiians stay out of prison. (Oct 2010)
David Ige on Crime
Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Ige on other issues.
  • Opposes capital punishment. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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Daniel Akaka on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (HI): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Akaka on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Colleen Hanabusa on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mazie Hirono on Crime
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Mandatory sentences are ineffective use of money. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Daniel Inouye on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (HI): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Inouye on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Linda Lingle on Crime
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • Implemented “3-strikes” law for habitual violent felons. (Nov 2006)
  • End death penalty; DNA proves innocence. (Oct 2002)
Eddie Pirkowski on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Pirkowski on other issues.
  • Death penalty as deterrent. (Jun 2012)
  • Supports "Three Strikes" laws. (Jun 2012)
Brian Schatz on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Schatz on other issues.
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1996)

House:


Charles Djou on Crime
Republican Governor challenger (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Djou on other issues.
  • More prisons; less parole; more penalties; less profiling. (Nov 2000)
Tulsi Gabbard on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Linda Lingle on Crime
Republican Governor (HI): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Linda Lingle on other issues.
  • Implemented “3-strikes” law for habitual violent felons. (Nov 2006)
  • End death penalty; DNA proves innocence. (Oct 2002)
Cam Cavasso on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cam Cavasso on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Nov 2010)
Colleen Hanabusa on Crime
Democrat (Senate run 2014) (District 1): Click here for Colleen Hanabusa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mazie Hirono on Crime
Democratic challenger; Representative (HI-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mazie Hirono on other issues.
  • Mandatory sentences are ineffective use of money. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Ben Cayetano on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben Cayetano on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Ed Case on Crime
Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep.: Click here for Ed Case on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Neil Abercrombie on Crime
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (HI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Neil Abercrombie on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Ed Case on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Ed Case on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patsy Mink on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Patsy Mink on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Cynthia Thielen on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Thielen on other issues.
  • Notify domestic violence victims of prison releases. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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