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Joe Biden on Crime
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 22 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • 1970: DE Public not receiving needed police protection. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990 crime bill: more police & tougher penalties. (Oct 2010)
  • Supreme Court wrong to deny federalization of wife-beating. (Oct 2008)
  • Bush is impediment to hate crimes legislation. (Dec 2007)
  • Biden Law of 1994 created several new capital offenses. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports sentencing guidelines to put away violent criminals. (Jul 2007)
  • Authored the Clinton crime bill & 100,000 cops on the street. (Jul 2007)
  • Separate juveniles from adults in jail. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 71% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Mike Bloomberg on Crime
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Reduce crime but with a more racially sensitive police force. (Sep 2010)
  • Apologizing for police racial errors kept city calm. (Sep 2010)
  • OpEd: never a conspicuous civil libertarian. (Sep 2010)
  • Educate prisoners: build more classrooms at Rikers Island. (Jan 2008)
  • Fewer homicides in NYC than any year on record. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduced murder rate by focusing on domestic violence. (Dec 2007)
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes. (Dec 2006)
  • Lock them up and throw away key, but no death penalty. (Dec 2005)
John Bolton on Crime
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  • Vigorous democratic debate about death penalty is healthy. (May 2010)
Jeb Bush on Crime
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 18 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Symbol of crime needs a human face on it. (Dec 2009)
  • Passed Habitual Offender Accountability Act. (Dec 2009)
  • We are not safe; not in our homes, not anywhere. (Feb 2007)
  • 1994 TV ad: My opponent won't push electric chair. (Feb 2007)
  • Called special legislative session for death penalty law. (Feb 2007)
  • Building private prisons would save 15%-20% of state costs. (Feb 2007)
  • Make sure criminals serve at least 85% of their jail time. (Oct 2006)
  • I'm a hang-'em-by-the-neck conservative. (Sep 2004)
  • Adopted Three-Strike Violent Felony Offender Act. (Nov 2001)
  • 10-20-Life: Increase mandatory minimum sentences. (Nov 2001)
  • Fewer death-row appeals; faster executions. (Jan 2000)
  • Longer prison terms for gun-toting criminals. (Jan 2000)
  • Build more prisons; private contracts OK. (Jul 1998)
  • Alternative sentencing & rehabiliation acceptable. (Jul 1998)
  • Supports death penalty. (Jul 1998)
  • Stricter penalties for drug, sex, & gun offenses. (Jul 1998)
  • Heinous crimes no longer news: exposure lowers norms. (Nov 1995)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Ben Carson on Crime
Click here for 6 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • On Trayvon: It's not a perfect system, but is best we have. (Jul 2013)
  • On "Stand Your Ground": Turn down the rhetoric. (Jul 2013)
  • Imagine the mayhem if all police protection were removed. (Jan 2012)
  • Motorcyclists not wearing helmets consume medical resources. (Jan 2012)
  • Excessive litigation would end with "loser pays" arrangement. (Jan 2012)
  • Stop politically-correct prejudice against blacks vs. whites. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Crime
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 16 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Longtime advocate of death penalty, with restrictions. (Jan 2008)
  • Address the unacceptable increase in incarceration. (Dec 2007)
  • Mandatory sentences have been too widely used. (Jun 2007)
  • Pushed to expand AMBER alerts & for stricter sex penalties. (Dec 2006)
  • Police & firemen refused to shake her hand at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • 2001: police & firemen refused her handshake at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • 2000: NYPD needs higher pay and better minority relations. (Nov 2003)
  • Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases. (Mar 2000)
  • Led early crusade for rape evidence and crisis centers. (Aug 1999)
  • Supports citizen patrols & 3-Strikes-You’re-Out. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports “Three Strikes” and more prison. (Aug 1994)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Ted Cruz on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • World Court should have no say in Texas executions. (Jul 2011)
  • Fully monitor sexual predators & bring them to justice. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Andrew Cuomo on Crime
Democratic Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Andrew Cuomo OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • End "stop and frisk"; it stigmatizes young black males. (Jan 2013)
  • Videotape all interrogations for serious crimes. (Jan 2013)
  • Prisons are not an economic development program. (Jan 2012)
  • Collect DNA for all crimes, to exonerate the innocent. (Jan 2012)
  • Incarcerating juveniles increases likelihood of offending. (Jan 2011)
Rahm Emanuel on Crime
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
Click here for 2 full quotes by Rahm Emanuel OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Newt Gingrich on Crime
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Click here for 9 full quotes by Newt Gingrich OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Supports Prison Fellowship InnerChange Freedom Initiative. (Dec 2007)
  • 3-strike laws are constitutional; enforce courts compliance. (Oct 2005)
  • Prisoners should work and study; not have gyms. (Jul 1996)
  • Convert decommissioned military bases into prisons. (Jun 1995)
  • No more endless appeals; make death penalty credible. (Dec 1994)
  • Fewer appeals; more prisons; victim restitution. (Dec 1994)
  • Limit habeus corpus appeals; too many frivolous petitions. (Dec 1994)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Nikki Haley on Crime
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  • Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab. (Jan 2012)
  • Save millions by reducing recidivism. (Jan 2011)
Mike Huckabee on Crime
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 18 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • FactCheck: AR violent crime rate increased under Huckabee. (Jan 2008)
  • Carried out death penalty more than any other AR governor. (Dec 2007)
  • Nonsense of Three-Strikes makes system overrun with people. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is necessary part of criminal justice system. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • People naturally selfish; only God or punishment prevent it. (Jun 2007)
  • Defends death penalty biblically as well as politically. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports death penalty, but only reluctantly. (Jan 2007)
  • Eliminating parole gives no incentive for rehabilitation. (Jan 2007)
  • Three Strikes based more on revenge than restoration. (Jan 2007)
  • Commuted death penalty sentence due to problems at trial. (Jan 2007)
  • Build more prisons, and privatize their management. (Nov 2002)
  • Juvenile violent crime increasing while all crime decreases. (Jun 1998)
  • Don't treat criminal children the same as adults. (Jun 1998)
  • Comfortable with death penalty biblically & politically. (Sep 1997)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them. (Aug 1999)
Jon Huntsman on Crime
Republican UT Governor
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  • Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it. (Feb 2007)
Bobby Jindal on Crime
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 5 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Chemical castration for sexual predators. (Nov 2010)
  • Death penalty for violent child rape. (Nov 2010)
  • Increase penalties on child predators and sex offenders. (Jan 2009)
  • Capital punishment for rape as well as murder. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Gary Johnson on Crime
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 11 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Vetoed early release of prisoners due to overcrowding. (Aug 2012)
  • Vetoed hate crime legislation as thought-crime. (Aug 2012)
  • Built private prisons to replace out-of-state prisoners. (Aug 2012)
  • Private prisons cost $20 less/day than public control. (Aug 2012)
  • DNA evidence shows many people are mistakenly convicted. (Aug 2012)
  • 1994: Proponent of death penalty, but willing to debate it. (Jan 2012)
  • Death penalty as a public policy is flawed. (Jan 2012)
  • Don't risk putting innocent to death. (Aug 2011)
  • Half of crime is drug-related; legalizing drugs cuts crime. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Peter King on Crime
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • DNA Registration of Child Sex Offenders. (Sep 2013)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Martin O`Malley on Crime
Democrat
Click here for 4 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration. (Jan 2014)
  • Root out prison gangs and prison guard corruption. (Jun 2013)
  • Repeal the death penalty: it does not work. (May 2013)
  • Additional funding to hire correctional and police officers. (Jan 2007)
Barack Obama on Crime
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 27 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • FactCheck:Biden more conservative than Obama on crime issues. (Aug 2012)
  • Survived vague threats from Ku Klux Klan during campaign. (Jun 2009)
  • 1997: Accomplished bipartisan criminal justice reform. (Aug 2008)
  • Job training for ex-offenders, to avoid return to crime. (Jul 2008)
  • We need more cops; but we also need more families. (Jun 2008)
  • Reduce recidivism by providing ex-offender supports. (Feb 2008)
  • Ban racial profiling & eliminate disparities in sentencing. (Feb 2008)
  • Have a civil rights division enforce laws fairly and justly. (Jan 2008)
  • GovWatch: No, more young black men in college than in prison. (Jan 2008)
  • Lack of enforcement sets tone for more hate crimes. (Dec 2007)
  • Legislated protecting police detainees during interrogation. (Nov 2007)
  • Pushed Illinois bill to videotape all capital interrogations. (Oct 2007)
  • No extra penalty for gang association. (Oct 2007)
  • Works on ex-offender laws because it could have been him. (Aug 2007)
  • Need justice that is not just us, but is everybody. (Jun 2007)
  • Reformed death penalty by listening & compromising. (Feb 2007)
  • Some heinous crimes justify the ultimate punishment. (Oct 2006)
  • Videotape all capital punishment interrogations. (Oct 2006)
  • Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime. (Oct 2004)
  • Restrict police entry rules, to protect our civil liberties. (Oct 2004)
  • Death penalty should be enforced fairly and with caution. (Oct 2004)
  • Death penalty should not discriminate by gang membership. (Oct 2004)
  • Battles legislatively against the death penalty. (Jul 2004)
  • Supports alternative sentencing and rehabilitation. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Sarah Palin on Crime
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 12 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime. (Jun 2008)
  • Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes. (Jun 2008)
  • Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”. (Mar 2008)
  • We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement. (Jan 2008)
  • Collect DNA samples from felons. (Jun 2007)
  • Gang members on probation must wear electronic monitors. (Jun 2007)
  • Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police. (Apr 2007)
  • If legislature passed death penalty law, I would sign it. (Nov 2006)
  • Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons. (Nov 2006)
  • Death penalty for adults who murder children. (Oct 2006)
  • No special hate-crime laws; all heinous crime is hate-based. (Jul 2006)
  • No expansion of gambling in Alaska. (Jul 2006)
Deval Patrick on Crime
Democrat
Click here for 8 full quotes by Deval Patrick OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Reform mandatory sentencing law: longer time for 3rd felony. (Jan 2012)
  • Comprehensive reentry program with job training & education. (Jan 2012)
  • Criticized for urging DNA tests in rape cases. (Apr 2011)
  • As NAACP lawyer, freed wrongly convicted death row inmate. (Apr 2011)
  • Misuse of CORI system prevents getting back on their feet. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing. (Nov 2006)
  • Focus on guns & gang violence, not immigration status. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Rand Paul on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Defend trial by jury & oppose unlawful searches. (Feb 2013)
  • Stop over-criminalization in vague laws like Lacey Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Lacey Act applies foreign laws to US citizens. (Sep 2012)
  • Many criminal statutes lack requirement of criminal intent. (Sep 2012)
Rick Perry on Crime
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • I think our justice system is color blind. (Jul 2013)
  • If you kill a TX citizen, you will face ultimate justice. (Sep 2011)
  • Life without parole for certain repeat sex offenders. (Feb 2011)
  • States know best on punishment; federalism is arrogance. (Nov 2010)
  • Death penalty for aggravated rape. (Nov 2010)
  • Amachi program: break up generational cycle of incarceration. (Feb 2007)
  • Tough and smart: jail sexual offenders; release non-violent. (Feb 2007)
  • Executes Mexican citizen despite plea from Pres. Fox. (Aug 2002)
  • Vetoes ban on execution of mentally retarded inmates. (Jun 2002)
  • Supports DNA testing; standards for capital defenders. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Rob Portman on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Rob Portman OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Condoleezza Rice on Crime
Secretary of State
Click here for Condoleezza Rice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on Crime
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
Click here for 12 full quotes by Mitt Romney OR click here for 1 older headlines OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Romney side-by-side against Gingrich, Paul & Santorum. (Mar 2012)
  • 1981: Arrested for fishing without a license. (Jan 2012)
  • 2002: Supported death penalty although it was long abolished. (Jan 2012)
  • Hire private companies to manage our state prisons. (Mar 2010)
  • To reduce black on black crime, get more moms and dads. (Nov 2007)
  • One Strike, You’re Ours: lifetime GPS tracking. (Jul 2007)
  • Reform sentencing process; appeal too-lenient sentences. (Sep 2002)
  • Supports death penalty in heinous murders. (Sep 2002)
  • Favored mandatory sentencing and three strikes. (Mar 2002)
  • Safe streets will be a campaign theme. (Mar 2002)
  • Will bring new businesses to urban areas. (Nov 1994)
  • Supports death penalty and “three strikes” sentencing. (Oct 1994)
Marco Rubio on Crime
Click here for 6 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • 2000: Established West Miami's 1st bicycle patrol officers. (Jun 2012)
  • 25 years ago, sister's husband made many mistakes. (Jun 2012)
  • Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking. (Apr 2007)
  • Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior. (Nov 2006)
  • Mandatory life sentence for repeat sex offenders. (Nov 2006)
  • Endless death row appeals hinder justice. (Nov 2006)
Paul Ryan on Crime
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Paul Ryan OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Fight identity theft with New Employee Verification Act. (Aug 2012)
  • Death penalty only for lethal crimes against minors. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Rick Santorum on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 10 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Broken homes increase delinquency, crime, and jail. (Apr 2006)
  • Allow felons to vote again after 5 years crime-free. (Apr 2006)
  • Support Prison Fellowship InnerChange Freedom Initiative. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Donald Trump on Crime
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 4 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Capital punishment isn’t uncivilized; murderers living is. (Jul 2000)
  • Death penalty deters like violent TV leads kids astray. (Jul 2000)
  • Hold judges accountable; don’t reduce sentences. (Jul 2000)
  • For tough anti-crime policies; not criminals’ rights. (Jul 2000)
Jesse Ventura on Crime
Former Independent MN Governor
Click here for 9 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Watch out for DNA Fingerprint Act's biometrics. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes death penalty because DNA proves too many mistakes. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes “Three Strikes”; leave discretion to judges. (Jul 2000)
  • Crime statistics are distorted to encourage racism. (Jul 2000)
  • No role for governor in crime; it’s for local police. (Jan 1999)
  • Put up with death penalty until life sentences mean life. (Jan 1999)
  • Supported death penalty, but now as Governor opposes it. (Nov 1998)
  • Find compromise between rehabilitation and punishment. (Aug 1998)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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