Crime & Punishment

Whether one opposes or supports laws that make it tough on criminals, including mandatory minimum sentences and favoring the death penalty for heinous crimes.


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    Mandatory minimums insults the officer's and judge's intelligence and reasoning skills. Politicians cannot know and account for, nor should they have to, every nuance of every crime that will be committed. I am in favor of the death penalty but only of the most heinous of crimes and only if the individual is proven, without a shadow of doubt, guilty.

    Tyler Scott Colford

    Senator,
    Jacksonville, Vermont

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    I am in favor of pulling the rug out from under the political/media/money theater of crime and punishment and form two committees with a deadline. First, figure out which laws does a civilized society really need and abolish the unnecessary. Second, put the needed laws on the ballot for citizens to vote to rank the violations of these laws and what the punishment should be.

    Paul Rivers

    City Councilor,
    Ogden, Utah

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    Crime and punishment is linked to national security, immigration, and many other issues. It needs major overhauling. Some fines and jail time is to low others is to high. Money, politics, and family background, plays to high place in the court system. If you can not control what is happening in your own backyard you should not be telling other country's how to handle their affairs.

    Vance Hansen

    City Councilor,
    Salt Lake City, Utah

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  • SUPPORT
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    Violent criminals must be dealt with accordingly. These criminals generally do no reform and recidivism rate is very high.

    Maurice Tunstall Jr.

    City Councilor,
    White Salmon, Washington

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    Michael Snelson

    City Council,
    Springville, Utah

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    I support laws that don't enforce the Prison Industry Complex system that is designed to profit from cultural specific disparities in punishments. The system needs reconstruction in a major way that it is equal to all people. Pressure from the communities will create change. We have power to stop violations. This will not eliminate punishment or sentencing, but, it will oppose the death penalty.

    Tiniell Cato

    Mayor,
    Seattle, Washington

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