Kevin Zeese on Crime


Death penalty is flawed & is no deterrent

Q: What are your views on the Death Penalty?

A: Oppose. I've worked in the criminal justice system and have seen its flaws. We have had scores of people on death row who are not guilty of the crime they are convicted. We are too imperfect to allow the government to kill people. We can punish serious criminals in other ways that serve as a sufficient deterrent.

Source: Email interview with OnTheissues.org Jun 25, 2006

It's wrong when "land of the free" has so many prisoners

The US has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners. There is something seriously wrong with our justice system when one out of four of the world's prisoners resides in the land of the free. When you look at the make-up of those incarcerated, more than half are non-violent offenders. Also, half are either mentally ill or addicted. In the prison system they don't get the services they need but become trained criminals for when they get out.
Source: Email interview with OnTheissues.org Jun 25, 2006

Mandatory sentencing results in consistent injustice

Q: What are your views on mandatory "Three Strikes" sentencing laws?

A: Oppose. These laws take the decision of sentencing out of the open court room and put them into the back room of the prosecutors and police office who decide whether to arrest or prosecute someone. We need to allow judges to make sentencing decisions in open court based on the facts and circumstances of each case. Mandatory sentencing has proven to result in consistent cases of injustice with major criminals getting off because they can inform on the co-conspirators, but minor members of a criminal conspiracy being unable to inform on those who are more culpable and more responsible for the broader conspiracy.

Source: Email interview with OnTheissues.org Jun 25, 2006

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