Crime & Punishment

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    O.A. Cargill

    State Representative,
    Yukon

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    Laws that protect, "...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"...should be enacted. Also, laws that deal with fraud. Most crimes-99%- should be handled by the states, not the federal gov't.

    Gregory Creswell

    U.S. Representative,
    Detroit, Michigan

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    The concept of "tough on criminals" is rooted in a flawed and obsolete concept of criminality. The idea was that if you make the fear of the punishment severe enough, you will dissuade criminal behavior. History has demonstrated time and again that this does not work, yet our criminal justice system still clings to it. Time to abandon 18th century criminal thinking, and move into the 21st.

    Nathaniel Sean Downes

    State Representative,
    Orting, Washington

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    For Tennesseans to thrive, they need to be secure at work, home and at play, surrounded by peace and quiet. Those who continue to violate that peace and safety need to be dealt with in the most severe way possible. Crime exacts a huge financial toll and incentives need to be in place to discourage such behavior. I fully support our men and women in Law Enforcement.

    Mark Lovell

    State Representative,
    Eads, Tennessee

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    I support the list of crimes for Death Penalty to include killing of an individual at his place of employment ( on the job, while performing the duties of employment) as well as crimes of terrorism.

    Steve Naumovski

    State Representative,
    STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan

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    Chris J. Brenner

    Council President,
    Wellston, Ohio

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