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Jim Risch on Crime

Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor

 


Hold criminals accountable & punish for crimes

The U.S. is a society of laws and without consistent interpretation of these laws by an impartial judiciary our freedoms will be diminished. I therefore support judicial nominees who believe the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, who have an established record of judicial restraint and who do not see the judicial branch as a lawmaking body.

Those who violate our laws must be held accountable for their actions and punished for their crimes. I believe the punishment imposed by our judicial system must be appropriate to the crime to discourage and deter future criminal behavior.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2020 Idaho Senate race , Apr 3, 2008

Eliminate epidemic of domestic violence from our society

Idaho’s acting Governor Jim Risch will present a proclamation honoring the dedication of volunteers and professionals working for a violence-free society and people who assist victims of domestic violence. “Bringing domestic violence to the attention of all Idahoans so they can be informed of this epidemic and help eliminate it from our society,” Risch said.
Source: Press release, “Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation” , Oct 15, 2003

Rated 55% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues.

Risch scores 55% 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 nation’s capital. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned. The following list includes examples of NAPO’s 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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