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Scott Keller on Crime

 


Transform prisons so they help people reform

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 11, 2013

Strongly oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws

Q: Your opinion on our VoteMatch statement, "Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws"?

A: strongly oppose. 1. serious crimes should never make it to the 2nd strike. 2. victimless crimes shouldn't be crimes.Q: Your opinion on our VoteMatch statement, "Death Penalty"?

A: Strongly oppose. Pretty straight forward.

Source: VoteMatch interview on 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 10, 2013

Address the root causes of crime, rather than Three Strikes

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws"?

A: Oppose. Crime rates in the US will dramatically lessen if we address the root causes of most crimes--imposed scarcity, poor economic models, and poor educational models among others. If someone gets to three strikes then the problem may really be ours, not theirs. This doesn't mean to be soft on crime, but rather to be harder on the roots of the problem rather than trying to only deal with the symptoms.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

Killing is no "payment" for a crime, not even a murder

Q: What is your opinion on the Death Penalty?

A: Strongly opposed. Killing someone does not bring about a "payment" for a crime, not even a murder. I think we can be more innovative and thoughtful and come up with ways that the criminal can be useful to society and useful to the victim's family rather than becoming murderers ourselves as a society.

Prison/jail needs to be a place of reform and repayment rather than just a place of needs-met isolation from society. I have a number of ideas and suggestions for how to make prison work for society rather than just being a burden on society. An example America could take after is the Norwegian prison system, which at first glance may seem to nice, but in reality, effectively lowers crime rates and rehabilitates criminals. We don't even try to rehabilitate people in prison and Jail any more.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Crime: Scott Keller on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Annise Parker
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
John Cornyn
Jon Roland
Ted Cruz



Lame-duck session 2012:
KY-4: Thomas Massie(R)
MI-11:Dave Curson(D)
NJ-9: Donald Payne Jr.(D)
WA-1: Suzan DelBene(D)

Re-seated Former Reps:
AZ-1: Ann Kirkpatrick(D)
AZ-5: Matt Salmon(R)
FL-8: Alan Grayson(D)
IL-11:Bill Foster(D)
NH-1: Carol Shea-Porter(D)
NV-3: Dina Titus(D)
NY-24:Dan Maffei(D)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)

2013 Resignations and Replacements:
AL-1:Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
AL-1:Bradley Byrne(R,Dec.2013)
IL-2:Jesse Louis Jackson(D,resigned)
IL-2:Robin Kelly(D)
MA-5:Ed Markey(D,to Senate)
MA-5:Katherine Clark(D,Dec.2013)
MO-8:Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
MO-8:Jason Smith(R,elected June 2013)
SC-1:Tim Scott(R,resigned)
SC-1:Mark Sanford(R)
SC-1:Elizabeth Colbert-Busch(D)
Newly-elected Democrats:
AZ-9: Kyrsten Sinema
CA-2: Jared Huffman
CA-7: Ami Bera
CA-15:Eric Swalwell
CA-24:Julia Brownley
CA-29:Tony Cardenas
CA-35:Gloria Negrete McLeod
CA-36:Raul Ruiz
CA-41:Mark Takano
CA-47:Alan Lowenthal
CA-51:Juan Vargas
CA-52:Scott Peters
CT-5: Elizabeth Esty
FL-18:Patrick Murphy
FL-22:Lois Frankel
FL-26:Joe Garcia
HI-2: Tulsi Gabbard
IL-8: Tammy Duckworth
IL-10:Brad Schneider
IL-12:Bill Enyart
IL-17:Cheri Bustos
MD-6: John Delaney
MA-4: Joe Kennedy III
MI-5: Dan Kildee
MN-8: Rick Nolan
NV-4: Steven Horsford
NH-2: Annie Kuster
NM-1: Michelle Lujan-Grisham
NY-5: Grace Meng
NY-10:Hakeem Jeffries
NY-18:Sean Maloney
OH-10:Joyce Beatty
PA-17:Matt Cartwright
TX-16:Beto O`Rourke
TX-20:Joaquin Castro
TX-23:Pete Gallego
TX-33:Marc Veasey
TX-34:Filemon Vela
WA-6: Derek Kilmer
WA-10:Denny Heck
WI-2: Mark Pocan
Newly-elected Republicans:
AR-4: Tom Cotton
CA-1: Doug LaMalfa
CA-21:David Valadao
CA-41:Paul Cook
FL-3: Ted Yoho
FL-6: Ron DeSantis
FL-19:Trey Radel
GA-9: Doug Collins
IL-15:Rodney Davis
IN-2: Jackie Walorski
IN-5: Susan Brooks
IN-6: Luke Messer
KY-6: Andy Barr
MI-11:Kerry Bentivolio
MO-2: Ann Wagner
MT-0: Steve Daines
NY-26:Chris Collins
NC-8: Richard Hudson
NC-9: Robert Pittenger
NC-11:Mark Meadows
NC-13:George Holding
ND-0: Kevin Cramer
OH-2: Brad Wenstrup
OH-14:Dave Joyce
OK-1: Jim Bridenstine
OK-2: Markwayne Mullin
PA-4: Scott Perry
PA-12:Keith Rothfus
SC-7: Tom Rice
TX-14:Randy Weber
TX-25:Roger Williams
UT-2: Chris Stewart
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