State of California (Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo Counties) November 3, 1998 General
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Safe & Crime Free Neighborhoods

By Sandie Dunn

Candidate for United States Representative; District 3

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In Congress, I will work to ensure the safety of our schools and streets and fight crime in our communities.
I strongly support the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) program. These actions have reduced crime across the United States, and in California alone over 9,100 new cops are now policing our streets.

Putting Additional Cops on the Streets and in Our Communities

Ensure the safety of our schools and streets by putting
more police officers in our neighborhoods - more officers on the street means less crime in our neighborhoods. I support continued funding of the COPS initiative.

Community Policing for Our Neighborhoods

I support community policing strategies and community
partnerships which involve police officers in the
day-to-day activities of the towns and neighborhoods in
which they serve. In addition to putting more cops on the streets and in our neighborhoods, we should also provide law enforcement with the training and technology needed to promote innovative strategies to prevent crime.

Tough and Swift Penalties for Violent Criminals

I support the death penalty for criminals who commit
murder and more rigorous sentences for violent crimes.
Repeat sexual offenders and other violent criminals
deserve tough penalties and punishment for their crimes.

Early Crime Prevention

Stop criminals when they are young, and prevent young
criminals from becoming career criminals. I support
investment in education and juvenile crime-prevention
efforts which target at-risk children before they begin a life of crime.

But when criminals break the law - even if they are
teenagers - violent offenders deserve punishment and
tough sentences.

Common Sense Efforts to Get Assault Weapons Off of Our Streets

While the right to bear arms is important to preserve,
current gun control laws must be actively enforced at all times. I support the common sense ban on assault
weapons - there is absolutely no reason police officers
should be out-gunned on the streets when protecting our
homes and families from crime.

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