State of South Dakota Archives: on Crime

Marty Jackley: Joint federal-state cooperation to reduce violent crime

Yesterday I met with President Trump, Vice President Pence and US Attorney General Sessions to discuss strengthening public safety, including addressing violent crime, human trafficking, and controlled substances from our southern borders.

As South Dakota's Attorney General and the former Chairman of the Nation's Attorneys General, I am looking forward to working with our federal partners in continuing to strengthen public safety. Law enforcement cooperation in South Dakota involving the U.S. Attorney, Attorney General, State's Attorneys, Tribal officers, Chiefs, and Sheriffs, sets a high standard on how to better protect communities by developing task forces and sharing resources.

After our meeting, President Trump announced he has directed the Department of Justice to work with state and local law enforcement to reduce violent crime. President Trump has also said he will bring the full force and weight of the U.S. government to combat the epidemic of human trafficking.

Source: 2018 S.D.Governor campaign website Mar 3, 2017

Gordon Howie: Stricter punishment reduces crime

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stricter punishment reduces crime"?

A: Support

Source: E-mail interview: 2014 S.D. Senate race with Sep 18, 2014

Joel Dykstra: Supports the death penalty

Source: 2006 S.D. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

Joel Dykstra: End parole for repeat violent offenders

Source: 2006 S.D. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

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