Tom Steyer on Crime

Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO


Focus on white supremacist violence as domestic terrorism

Extremism has been present in America for decades and sadly is on the rise because we have a racist white nationalist in the White House. Donald Trump's rhetoric has radicalized his base and inspired a wave of violence. As president, I will direct more resources to monitor, investigate, and prosecute incidents of white supremacist violence and those who incite them as acts of domestic terrorism.
Source: USA Today on 2019 Democratic primary , Nov 7, 2019

Transgendered hate crimes: unequivocally prosecute severely

Q: I started an advocacy organization for black transgender men like myself. Nineteen black transgender women were killed in the U.S. this year, largely due to a lack of protections and an extreme lack of prosecutions. What will you do to ensure that the judicial system prioritizes penalizing crimes against transgender citizens as hate crimes?

STEYER: There are citizens in our society who are being targeted for murder as a result of who they are. This is a straightforward attack on humanity itself to kill somebody for who they are. That has got to be the definition of a hate crime. We have got to prosecute those as severely as possible, as a symbol of who we are, a symbol of the thing that we won't put up with. And every prosecutor has got to know that, that this is something that goes to the heart of American equality and justice. And that's got to be straightforward, unequivocal, not a 99 percent rule, a 100 percent rule.

Source: CNN LGBT Town Hall , Oct 10, 2019

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Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
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V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
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CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
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State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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