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Jeanne Shaheen on Crime

Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor

 


Ban choke holds; address police reform

Q: Restrict police use of force and increase public oversight?

Jeanne Shaheen: Yes. Ban choke holds; address police reform at its core; "compromise between people who want to totally redefine it and those who don't want to change it at all."

Corky Messner: No. "We need law and order." Reform law enforcement "to the extent that bad cops are out of the system" and have "better training to de-escalate problems."

Source: CampusElect survey of 2020 New Hampshire Senate race , Sep 30, 2020

Vetoed bill to abolish death penalty

New Hampshire's state Senate became the first in the nation to vote to abolish capital punishment since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The measure would replace the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole. Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen vetoed the bill the following day.

REP. JIM SPLAINE: My judgment is Governor Shaheen is a very good person. I still support her, despite her position on this issue. She did not really focus in on the arguments about the death penalty during 8 hours of public hearings in the House and 5 hours of public hearings in the State Senate. She was not able to work into her schedule attendance at either of those public hearings, except five minutes at one, where she came and briefly gave her comments against, and then she was out of there.

Source: Democracy Now on 2020 New Hampshire Senate race , May 22, 2000

Broaden use of the death penalty

Source: 1996 N.H. gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 1996

Require truth in sentencing

Source: 1996 N.H. gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 1996

Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs.

Shaheen adopted the National Governors Association position paper:

The Issue

NGAís Position

Source: National Governors Association "Issues / Positions" 01-NGA10 on Sep 14, 2001

First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration.

Shaheen voted YEA First Step Act

Congressional Summary:

Opposing press release from Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1):: The reform sentencing laws in this bill may compromise the safety of our communities. Criminals convicted of violent crimes would have the opportunity to achieve 'low risk' status and become eligible for early release. California already has similar laws in place--Propositions 47 and 57--which have hamstrung law enforcement and caused a significant uptick in crime.

Supporting press release from Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10):: S. 756 establishes a new system to reduce the risk that [federal prisoners] will commit crimes once they are released. Critically, S. 756 would not only implement these reforms to our prison system, but it also takes a crucial first step toward addressing grave concerns about our sentencing laws, which have for years fed a national crisis of mass incarceration. The bill is a 'first step' that demonstrates that we can work together to make the system fairer in ways that will also reduce crime and victimization.

Legislative outcome: Concurrence Passed Senate, 87-12-1, on Dec. 18, 2018; Concurrence Passed House 358-36-28, Dec. 20, 2018; President Trump signed, Dec. 21, 2018

Source: Congressional vote 18-S756 on Dec 20, 2018

Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues.

Shaheen scores 64% by the NAPO on crime & police issues

Ratings by the National Association of Police Organizations indicate support or opposition to issues of importance to police and crime. The organization's self-description: "The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police units and associations from across the United States. NAPO was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America's law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.

"Increasingly, the rights and interests of law enforcement officers have been the subject of legislative, executive, and judicial action in the nationís capital. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned. The following list includes examples of NAPOís accomplishments:

VoteMatch scoring for the NAPO ratings is as follows:

Source: NAPO ratings on Congress and politicians 2014_NAPO on Dec 31, 2014

Defund the police, according to CC survey.

Shaheen supports the Christian Coalition survey question on defunding the police

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Defunding Law Enforcement Agencies at the Federal, State, and Local Level ?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-9A on Sep 10, 2020

Other candidates on Crime: Jeanne Shaheen on other issues:
NH Gubernatorial:
Andru Volinsky
Chris Sununu
Colin Van Ostern
Dan Feltes
Jilletta Jarvis
Karen Testerman
Maggie Hassan
Molly Kelly
Steve Marchand
NH Senatorial:
Andy Martin
Bill O`Brien
Carol Shea-Porter
Corky Messner
Jim Rubens
Kelly Ayotte
Maggie Hassan

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