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Peter Shumlin on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy 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)
  • 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
John MacGovern on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Crime
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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)
  • 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)

House:


Peter Welch on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Crime
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Crime
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 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)
Jack McMullen on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Crime
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Crime
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Crime
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • Supports the Death Penalty. (Mar 2010)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports truth-in-sentencing for violent crimes. (Aug 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Crime
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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