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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Crime
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
  • Hold accountable those responsible for state drug lab crisis. (Oct 2013)
Don Berwick on Crime
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • Invest in prevention and rehabilitation. (Feb 2014)
Martha Coakley on Crime
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Lobbied hard to keep Gerald Amirault in prison. (Jan 2010)
  • Opposes death penalty, but federal death penalty ok. (Jan 2010)
  • Limit Supreme Court review of state death penalty conviction. (Nov 2009)
  • Signed death penalty brief with 15 death penalty states. (Nov 2009)
  • Supported death penalty for cop killers, but now opposes it. (Nov 2009)
  • Criminal defense lawyer before switching to prosecution. (Sep 2009)
  • As Middlesex DA, passionate advocate for public safety. (Sep 2009)
  • Enhance victim compensation assistance. (Apr 2009)
Tom Menino on Crime
Mayor of Boston: Click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Deval Patrick on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Reform mandatory sentencing law: longer time for 3rd felony. (Jan 2012)
  • Comprehensive reentry program with job training & education. (Jan 2012)
  • Criticized for urging DNA tests in rape cases. (Apr 2011)
  • As NAACP lawyer, freed wrongly convicted death row inmate. (Apr 2011)
  • Misuse of CORI system prevents getting back on their feet. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing. (Nov 2006)
  • Focus on guns & gang violence, not immigration status. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Karyn Polito on Crime
Eleventh Worcester Republican (MA State Rep): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Karyn Polito on other issues.
  • Leading advocate for the passage of "Jessica's Law". (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES on reinstating capital punishment. (Nov 2005)
  • Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Crime
Mayor of Boston: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted NO on reinstating capital punishment. (Nov 2005)
  • Supported funding Mass Correctional Legal Services. (Jul 2003)
Dan Wolf on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MA 2014: 2014 MA Senate debate


Martha Coakley on Crime
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Lobbied hard to keep Gerald Amirault in prison. (Jan 2010)
  • Opposes death penalty, but federal death penalty ok. (Jan 2010)
  • Limit Supreme Court review of state death penalty conviction. (Nov 2009)
  • Signed death penalty brief with 15 death penalty states. (Nov 2009)
  • Supported death penalty for cop killers, but now opposes it. (Nov 2009)
  • Criminal defense lawyer before switching to prosecution. (Sep 2009)
  • As Middlesex DA, passionate advocate for public safety. (Sep 2009)
  • Enhance victim compensation assistance. (Apr 2009)
Mo Cowan on Crime
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Herr on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Kerry on Crime
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • Opposes death penalty except for post 9-11 terrorists. (Jul 2004)
  • States should not engage in killing-too many mistakes. (Feb 2004)
  • Moratorium on federal executions-only exception is terrorism. (Jan 2004)
  • Death penalty for Osama bin Laden. (Dec 2003)
  • Bush wants to eliminate federal assistance to local police. (Oct 2003)
  • Transnational crime is a national security threat. (Jun 1998)
  • Organized transnational crime threatens America. (Jun 1998)
  • A state doesn’t honor life by sanctioning killing. (Sep 1996)
  • 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 YES 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 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Ed Markey on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 78% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Bruce Skarin on Crime
Independent Challenger: Click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Warren on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michael Capuano on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Voted for terrorist death penalty as part of larger bill. (Nov 2009)
  • Death penalty is out of step with progressive Massachusetts. (Nov 2009)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Oct 2009)
  • Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes. (Nov 2008)
  • Thoroughly review sentencing for non-violent crimes. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 78% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Katherine Clark on Crime
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
  • Job skills for inmates; plus alternative sentencing. (Nov 1994)
Bill Keating on Crime
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
  • Go after sexual predators and prosecute sex crimes. (Nov 2010)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Joe Kennedy III on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Opposes capital punishment. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Jim McGovern on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 78% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Seth Moulton on Crime
Democratic Nominee (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
  • Decrease prison populations; focus on rehabilitation. (Sep 2014)
Richard Neal on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 NO 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 78% 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)
John Tierney on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 78% 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)
Richard Tisei on Crime
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
  • Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services. (Jul 2003)
Niki Tsongas on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • 7-year sentence not enough for rogue state lab chemist. (Oct 2013)
Bill Weld on Crime
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Kennedy on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • Survived 1979 assassination attempt in Senate office. (Jun 2009)
  • 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 YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 57% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Bob Massie on Crime
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on Crime
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barney Frank on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 89% 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Steve Lynch on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Apr 2013)
Ed Markey on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 78% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
John Olver on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Tom Birmingham on Crime
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
  • Include sexual orientation as basis for hate crimes. (Nov 2001)
  • Require police ticketing records, to fight racial profiling. (Nov 2001)
  • $21 million for community policing. (Nov 2001)
  • Strengthen the arrest warrant system. (Nov 2001)
Paul Celucci on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Gabrieli on Crime
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
  • Opposes death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Kerry Healey on Crime
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Check immigration status when police stop motorists. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Carla Howell on Crime
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
  • Death penalty OK morally; but don’t trust govt to do it. (Oct 2000)
  • Drug prohibition makes crime profitable. (Jan 2000)
Christy Mihos on Crime
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • Favors the death penalty in Massachusetts. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Shannon O'Brien on Crime
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • DNA “fingerprint” all felons. (Sep 2002)
  • Advocates life without parole, but no death penalty. (Feb 2002)
Robert Reich on Crime
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Increase penalties for felon handgun possession. (Sep 2002)
  • Against the death penalty on several grounds. (May 2002)
Tom Reilly on Crime
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty, but once opposed it. (Jan 2006)
  • Crack down on repeat offendors. (Jan 2006)
  • Established Community Based Justice crime prevention program. (Jan 2006)
Mitt Romney on Crime
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Romney side-by-side against Gingrich, Paul & Santorum. (Mar 2012)
  • 1981: Arrested for fishing without a license. (Jan 2012)
  • 2002: Supported death penalty although it was long abolished. (Jan 2012)
  • Hire private companies to manage our state prisons. (Mar 2010)
  • To reduce black on black crime, get more moms and dads. (Nov 2007)
  • One Strike, You’re Ours: lifetime GPS tracking. (Jul 2007)
  • Reform sentencing process; appeal too-lenient sentences. (Sep 2002)
  • Supports death penalty in heinous murders. (Sep 2002)
  • Favored mandatory sentencing and three strikes. (Mar 2002)
  • Safe streets will be a campaign theme. (Mar 2002)
  • Will bring new businesses to urban areas. (Nov 1994)
  • Supports death penalty and “three strikes” sentencing. (Oct 1994)
Grace Ross on Crime
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Opposes capital punishment on human rights & racial grounds. (Jul 2006)
Jane Swift on Crime
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Warren Tolman on Crime
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
  • Strengthened drunk driving laws; focus on crime prevention. (Nov 2001)
  • Strongly against the death penalty. (Nov 2001)
Peter Blute on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Kenneth Chase on Crime
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
  • Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes. (Sep 2006)
  • Mandatory jail for drugs; stricter white-collar penalties. (Sep 2006)
Joe Kennedy on Crime
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
  • 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 NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Marty Meehan on Crime
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan 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 NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 78% 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)
Joe Moakley on Crime
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Joe Moakley 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 NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • 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)
Peter Torkildsen on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Beatty on Crime
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
  • Endorsed Jessica's Law to punish sex offenders. (Aug 2008)
Michael Capuano on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Voted for terrorist death penalty as part of larger bill. (Nov 2009)
  • Death penalty is out of step with progressive Massachusetts. (Nov 2009)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Oct 2009)
  • Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes. (Nov 2008)
  • Thoroughly review sentencing for non-violent crimes. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 78% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Bill Delahunt on Crime
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 78% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Paul Kirk on Crime
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty only for killing officers. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • Alternative sentencing over mandatory sentencing. (May 2007)
  • Opposes death penalty; but believes in states’ rights. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Crime
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Opposes death penalty in all cases. (Nov 2009)
Jack Robinson on Crime
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring DNA testing in every death penalty case. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Three Strikes law. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
Kevin Scott on Crime
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Jan 2006)
  • Child rapists deserve life sentences. (Jan 2006)
Bob Underwood on Crime
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty--there have been too many mistakes. (Aug 2008)
  • Three Strikes laws ok, but only for serious crimes. (Aug 2008)
Joe L. Kennedy on Crime
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Khazei on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes the death penalty as ineffective & wrong. (Nov 2009)
  • Opposes death penalty in all cases. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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