Scott Walker on Crime
A: I'm going to have the backs of the men and women who carry the badge in this country. I know the overwhelming majority of them are doing the right thing every day under extremely difficult circumstances. In the rare instances if they're not, we're going to speak out about that. I'm proud to say I'm the only governor in America who signed a law that says there needs to be an independent investigation any time there's a death of someone in police custody.
A woman once related to me how she testified against her perpetrator because she was told that he would be punished for his crime, that he would serve his time, and that she and other potential victims would be safer. She was not aware that he would soon be released and back on the streets due to a shortened sentence.
Years ago, I authored legislation that required certainty in sentencing so victims like that woman can know how long the man who attacked her will be behind bars--whether it is two or 20 years. As a victim, she deserves to be a part of that process and she deserves to have the peace of mind of knowing how long he will be in prison.
Seems like a commonsense solution? Not to the union bosses. The county employee union filed a grieving declaring it was the right of government workers to cut the grass--even though there was no money available to pay for the work. The union argued that the reduced sentences the inmates received were "compensation" and thus violated collective bargaining rules.
Later, thanks to Act 10, Racine officials were able not only to reinstate the inmate mowing program, they also expanded it to other areas.
It is time for new leadership and a new direction for our state.
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