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Al Gore on Crime
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  • National hate crimes law is needed, absolutely. (Oct 11)
  • 50,000 more police, to cut the crime rate for next 10 years. (Aug 18)
  • Invest in police and prosecutors to reduce crime. (Jul 19)
  • Constitutional amendment for victim’s rights. (May 3)
  • Intensify the battle against crime, drugs, and disorder. (May 2)
  • Get clean to get out; stay clean to stay out. (May 2)
  • “Lock box” to keep money in crime enforcement. (Apr 14)
  • Hate crimes are fundamentally different than other crimes. (Mar 1)
  • Recognizes disparities in sentencing blacks. (Jan 17)
  • Fight terrorism with leadership, tight control of technology. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports “Broken Windows” law enforcement. (May 1999)

    Death Penalty

  • Death penalty for deterrence, but carefully. (Oct 17)
  • Use DNA techniques to make death penalty more fair. (Sep 4)
  • Supports death penalty; no moratorium for new DNA techniques. (Feb 21)
  • Death penalty for murdering federal officers. (May 1999)

    Mandatory Sentencing

  • Victims need protection and justice. (Jul 18)
  • Crime plan: More police; tougher penalties; victims’ rights. (May 2)
  • Three Strikes should apply only to truly violent crimes. (Feb 21)
David McReynolds on Crime
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  • Eliminate the death penalty. (May 2)
  • Abolish the death penalty. (Jan 1)
  • End the prison industry. (Aug 1999)
Dick Cheney on Crime
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  • Death penalty OK for espionage & treason. (Jan 1986)
  • Co-sponsored bills for stricter & mandatory sentencing. (Jan 1986)
Ezola Foster on Crime
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  • Opposes centralized and federalized control of police. (Aug 29)
  • Defends police action in Rodney King beating. (Aug 12)
George W. Bush on Crime
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  • Ignored Byrd hate crime bill despite plea by Byrd’s family. (Oct 13)
  • National hate crimes law OK, stricter enforcement better. (Oct 11)
  • Tough loves means consequences for committing crimes. (Sep 20)
  • Limit frivolous lawsuits to create entrepreneurial heaven. (Dec 1999)
  • Stop hurting business with excessive punitive damage awards. (Dec 1999)
  • Criminal rehabilitation by Prison Ministry after release. (Jun 1999)

    Death Penalty

  • Not proud that Texas has most executions. (Oct 17)
  • Death penalty for deterrence, not revenge. (Oct 17)
  • Death penalty decisions are profound, but made in 15 minutes. (Oct 16)
  • Death penalty for hate crimes like any other murder. (Oct 11)
  • Uphold law on death penalty; and think of the victims. (Jun 22)
  • Board of Pardons’ decision on Graham execution is just. (Jun 22)
  • 134 Texas executions are “fair and just”. (Jun 21)
  • Use DNA evidence for death penalty cases. (Jun 2)
  • Death penalty clemency for bad process, not for repentance. (Jan 7)

    Mandatory Sentencing

  • Miranda should be waived in some situations. (Jun 28)
  • Proud of eliminating parole for violent criminals. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports “two strikes” & registration for sexual criminals. (Dec 1998)
  • Supports victim notification laws and anti-stalking laws. (Dec 1998)
  • More searches and less parole for criminals. (Jan 1997)
  • Mandatory sentencing for repeat offenders. (Feb 1995)
Harry Browne on Crime
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  • Pardon all non-violent drug, tax, & gun prisoners. (Sep 9)
  • No hate crime legislation; prosecute for crimes, not motives. (Jul 7)
  • Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals. (Jan 27)
  • No federal law enforcement; let states handle crime. (Jan 13)
  • First priority: pardon non-violent offenders. (Aug 1999)
  • Stop prosecuting victimless crime; real crime then decreases. (Aug 1999)
  • End the War on Drugs to free up prisons and police. (Jul 1998)
  • Against capital punishment. (May 1996)
  • Against anti-terrorist laws, since the hurt the innocent. (May 1996)
  • Most federal law enforcement is unconstitutional. (Jul 1995)
Howard Phillips on Crime
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  • Restore US jurisprudence to its Biblical presuppositions. (Nov 1996)
  • Federal crime funding makes enforcement less accountable. (Oct 1996)
  • Crime should be handled locally, quickly and firmly. (Oct 1996)
  • Citizens delegate law enforcement to government. (Oct 1996)
  • Feds should leave death penalty to states. (Oct 1996)
John Hagelin on Crime
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  • “Get tough” fails; focus on prevention & rehabilitation. (Apr 1)
  • More prison rehabilitation; address root causes of crime. (Jan 13)
  • Replace punishment & jail with rehabilitation & prevention. (Sep 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Crime
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  • Focus on victim’s rights & on expediting procedures. (May 2)
  • Approves $6.2M more for CT crime & drug enforcement. (Apr 26)
  • Build more jails to keep violent offendors for full sentence. (Sep 1999)
  • Favors death penalty, even for minors. (Apr 1996)
  • Mandatory prison for gun use; prevention for juveniles. (May 1994)
Pat Buchanan on Crime
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  • Stop gun rampages by requiring press silence. (Nov 1999)
  • Prompt death penalty would stop mass murderers. (Nov 1999)
  • Clemency for Puerto Rican terrorists is “shameful”. (Sep 1999)
  • Reno should have resigned over Waco debacle. (Sep 1999)
  • Tort reform: limit damages; loser pays legal fees. (Jun 1999)
Ralph Nader on Crime
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  • Decreasing unemployment reduces crime; not enforcement. (Aug 14)
  • Death penalty does not deter. (Aug 9)
  • Moratorium on executions. (Aug 9)
  • Some executed by death penalty were innocent. (Jul 23)
  • Pollution & toxic exposure cause more deaths than homicide. (Jun 25)
  • Death penalty does not deter & is discriminatory. (Jun 25)
  • Focus on crime prevention instead of harsher sentences. (Jun 25)
  • Police must follow the law too. (May 16)
  • Product liability suits are a pillar of democracy. (Mar 1996)
  • Lawyers & victims need unlimited contingency fees. (Mar 1996)
  • Regulatory agencies are needed to fight corporate crime. (Dec 1995)
Winona LaDuke on Crime
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  • LaDuke has police record for environmental protesting. (Jul 8)
  • Opposes death penalty. (Jun 25)
  • Focus on crime prevention instead of harsher sentences. (Jun 25)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  



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