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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    I am against the death penalty. I believe life starts at conception and must be respected. Thus, I am “pro-life.” In the same regard, I cannot then be for the death penalty. And, to the extent that America leads the world in homicides, I believe the death penalty is not a deterrent. According to Amnesty International, as of July 2015, 101 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes.

    Jose M. Evans

    City-County Council,
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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  • OPPOSE
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    I do not support the death penalty.

    Frank T. Short

    Trustee,
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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  • OPPOSE
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    I oppose mandatory minimum sentences, but I do support the death penalty for particularly heinous crimes.

    Jon Eric Easter

    City-County Council,
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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    To see more of our accomplishments and plans for continued improvement regarding public safety, please visit: http://openlaporte.com/public-safety/

    Blair Milo

    Mayor,
    La Porte, Indiana

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    Public safety is vitally important to the city, its residents, and me personally. As city-county councilor, I will ensure we use taxpayer resources efficiently so Indy remains an attractive place to move, live, and start a family.

    Colleen Rosemary Fanning

    City-County Council,
    Indy, Indiana

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  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
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    I support speedy trials, the death penalty for first degree murder and terrorism and stronger sentencing for sexual predators. I support the FreedomWorks endorsed REDEEM Act which allows single non-violent offenses done in your teenage years to be expunged so the stigma that comes with a criminal record will not keep you from re-entering the work force and obtaining educational opportunities.

    JD Miniear

    U.S. Representative,
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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