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Jon Ossoff on Crime

 

 


Establish national standards for use of force by police

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

Ossoff: Yes. "We urgently need a New Civil Rights Act to establish national standards for use [of] force by American police!"

Perdue: Mixed. "Do we need police reform? Absolutely. But the vast majority of police officers protect us honorably."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Crimes under Trump: act prudently, but accountability

I think we have to be prudent and consider the long-term consequences and potential impact on desperately needed reconciliation if we're talking about going after a former president. But executive branch officials cannot plead that they were just following orders. There has to be accountability.
Source: The Nation magazine on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 26, 2020

Demilitarize the police; ban private prisons

We need to rebuild trust between communities and law enforcement with a demilitarization of policing. We need national standards for the use of force. We need to reform America's drug laws so that we understand addiction and drug abuse as public health problems, not criminal justice issues. We need to ban private prisons. I think it is shameful to profit from incarceration, and we need to raise the standards within American prisons to humane standards with prison reform.
Source: Atlanta magazine on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 23, 2020

Reverse militarization of police; ban private prisons

Our approach to punishment must respect the human dignity of incarcerated people and recognize that except for the most dangerous violent criminals, successful re-entry to society after incarceration is crucial for both the convicted and the public. I will champion and fight tirelessly to pass a New Civil Rights Act that strengthens civil rights laws and advances comprehensive criminal justice reform. Race and class disparities in policing, prosecution, and sentencing must be ended nationwide.

I will work to reverse the militarization of local police forces, enhance due process and human rights protections for all citizens, ban private prisons, end cash bail, reform prisons and raise conditions of incarceration to humane standards, abolish the death penalty, legalize cannabis, and end incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses.

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com , Jul 2, 2020

Don't defund the police; answer is to reform the police

No, the answer is not to defund police. The answer is to reform police. And the answer is to demilitarize police. Far too many local police departments are heavily equipped with armored vehicles and military equipment, and when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Jun 16, 2020

Task forces to fight organized crime & political corruption

When it comes to crime in America, we need to rethink our priorities. Jon is an experienced investigator who has successfully targeted organized criminals and corrupt officials. Violent crime, murder, rape, human trafficking, and corruption are rampant, while we spend billions locking up nonviolent drug offenders. It just doesn't make sense.

Jon will introduce legislation to empower task forces at the Department of Justice dedicated to fighting organized crime and political corruption. He will work to give law enforcement the tools and resources they need to take down organized criminals wherever they are. Jon will work to reduce mass incarceration of nonviolent offenders, which punishes taxpayers and wastes American lives.

When it comes to crime in America, we need to rethink our priorities. Jon is an experienced investigator who has successfully targeted organized criminals and corrupt officials.

Source: 2017 Georgia House campaign website, ElectJon.com , Apr 21, 2017

Defund the police, according to CC survey.

Ossoff 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

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