State of California secondary Archives: on Crime


Larry Elder: Police are pulling back, afraid of being called racist

He later sounded off on the crime wave across the country. "You have this assault on police officers, they're pulling back," he said. "It's called the Ferguson Effect, or the George Floyd effect, and that is cops are afraid of being called racist and therefore they're pulling back."
Source: Fox News on 2021 CA recall race Jul 22, 2021

Kevin Faulconer: Won't forget your safety is the government's top priority

As governor, Kevin Faulconer will never forget that your safety is the government's top priority. He will support the hard-working law enforcement professionals who keep us safe. He will also expect public safety officers to meet the highest standards as they fulfill their oath to protect the public. And he will work to ensure violent criminals are held accountable for their actions.
Source: Campaign website KevinFaulconer.com for 2021 CA recall race Feb 14, 2021

Kevin Faulconer: I strongly support the death penalty in California

Q: Newsom enacted a moratorium on executions in California, would you reverse that if you were governor?

Faulconer: Well, I tell you, I strongly support the death penalty in California. I think it's incredibly important. I would reverse it. It should never have been changed.

Source: KQED on 2021 CA recall race Feb 14, 2021

Doug Ose: Build new prisons, oppose reducing of some felonies

He wants to build new prisons and would look to roll back a law that shifted the state's overcrowding burden down to the county level. And he would target voter-approved measures that reduced certain crimes from felonies to misdemeanors and gave parole consideration to certain felons.
Source: Sacramento Bee on 2021 CA recall race Jan 23, 2018

Jimmy Gomez: Ban for-profit prisons; support sentencing reform

Criminal Justice Reform: Jimmy supports safe communities, which includes criminal justice reform to ensure equal access to justice regardless of income. He is a co-author of a bill to ban for-profit prisons in California and supports bail reform and sentencing reform for non-violent offenses. Full funding of veterans courts, drug treatment, homeless programs (including HUD-VASH and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Second Chance Act programs are critical to provide services and support to at-risk populations. He is also a strong supporter of after school and gang prevention programs.
Source: 2017 CA House campaign website, JimmyGomezForCongress.com Jun 6, 2017

David Hadley: Supports death penalty; tracking sex offenders; and more

A proponent of the death penalty, David Hadley also co-authored AB 46 that makes it a felony if there's intent to use date rape drugs. He voted to increase punishment for threatening to discharge a firearm on school grounds and tampering with GPS devices that track sex offenders--plus, he supported making it easier for judges to impose protective orders for domestic violence.
Source: 2018 CA gubernatorial campaign website DavidHadley.com May 2, 2017

David Hadley: Prevent schools from covering up staff sexual abuse

Father of four public school children and a strong voice for our South Bay students, citizen legislator David Hadley authored Assembly Bill 1452--signed into law by Governor Brown--preventing school administrators from covering up teacher and staff sexual abuse. He also co-sponsored legislation that allows our local schools to increase the amount of money they can save for a rainy day.
Source: 2018 CA gubernatorial campaign website DavidHadley.com May 2, 2017

Jimmy Panetta: Ban racial profiling; build trust of law enforcement

Jimmy understands the importance of police to the safety of our communities. However, he believes that we can't just be reactive, but that we also have to be proactive to prevent crime. Jimmy's goal starts with focusing on our families, communities, and efforts to build trust between law enforcement and the people they serve. This includes the ban on racial profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcement and a commitment to supporting programs that keep our teens in school, off the streets, and out of gangs. Through his work on the board of Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, he has seen what job training and placement can do for at-risk youth in our community. Additionally, we must and ensure that individuals with mental health issues who wind up incarcerated are recognized and treated appropriately as a health issue, not solely as a criminal justice issue.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website JimmyPanettaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Jimmy Panetta: Pursued justice for victims and families

As a prosecutor, Jimmy has been making communities safer and pursuing justice for victims and families since 1996. For the past 5 years, Jimmy was assigned to the Monterey County District Attorney's office Gang Team and was responsible for prosecuting violent criminal street gang members. Based on his experience in the criminal justice system, he was appointed to the California Councils on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which provided guidance to the Governor's Office on criminal justice programs.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website JimmyPanettaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Rick Perry: If you kill a TX citizen, you will face ultimate justice

Q: Your state has executed 234 death row inmates. Have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent?

PERRY: No, sir. I've never struggled with that at all. The state of Texas has a very thoughtful, a very clear process in place--when someone commits the most heinous of crimes against our citizens, they get a fair hearing, they go through an appellate process, they go up to the Supreme Court of the US, if that's required But in the state of Texas, if you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you're involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is, you will be executed.

Q: Why do you think the mention of the execution of 234 people drew applause?

PERRY: I think Americans understand justice. I think Americans are clearly, in the vast majority of cases, supportive of capital punishment.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

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2020 Presidential contenders on Crime:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
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Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
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Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
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