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Kyrsten Sinema on Crime

 

 


Stand up against the smuggling cartels

Every day, law enforcement fights a losing battle with criminal drug, weapons and human traffickers [along the] border with Mexico. Because she believes that the violent criminal syndicates that physically abuse and harm people must be stopped, she has stood up against the smuggling cartels that profit from human smuggling. Her law to toughen penalties against the landlords of "drop houses" used by the cartels to house illegal immigrants, often against their will, was recently signed into law.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, kyrstensinema.com , Nov 6, 2012

No civilized society should use the death penalty

A bill in 2006 expanded the aggravating factors to be considered when juries decide whether or not to give the death penalty as a punishment for a person convicted of 1st degree murder. This is not a popular topic, and I'm on the least popular side of the question. I'm opposed to the death penalty because I think no civilized society should use it as a punishment. But since we have the death penalty in Arizona, I want to ensure that it's being implemented as fairly and judiciously as possible. When this bill came forward, adding a number of new reasons to put a person to death, I should have gone to the sponsor of the bill and the chair of the House Judiciary Committee to make my case that 2 of these reasons were written with such broad language that they could, and likely would, be used in cases where they weren't really intended to be used. But instead, I just gave a fiery speech on the floor of the house. The bill passed and was signed into law.
Source: Unite and Conquer, by Kyrsten Sinema, p.142-143 , Jul 1, 2009

Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance.

Sinema scores 92% 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

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