Rick Scott on Crime
Stop all efforts to re-imagine policing
The 12 Point Plan includes:
Source: Rescue America 12-point plan, RescueAmerica.com
, Jun 17, 2022
- We will clean up our cities and stop pretending that crime is OK. We have zero-tolerance for "mostly peaceful protests" that attack police officers, loot businesses, and burn down our cities.
- We will fund the
police and stop all efforts to defund or "re-imagine" policing.
- We will bring back respect for people who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
- We will support mandatory strict minimum sentences for all assaults involving serious injury
to law enforcement officers.
- We will strengthen qualified immunity and legal protections for law enforcement officers to protect them from frivolous lawsuits.
- We will demand a nationwide crackdown on theft and violent crime by imposing stiffer
penalties so we can restore law and order to our city streets.
- We will force prosecutors to prosecute. At present, many prosecutors in big cities are allowing criminals to go free with no justice, and they are doing it on purpose.
Let's Keep Florida Safe: focus on reductions in crime
At least a half-dozen on-duty law officers in uniform took part in a re-election event Monday for Gov. Rick Scott despite Florida laws saying public employees must avoid political activity during working hours. A spokeswoman for Scott's campaign said
campaign officials made the nature of the event clear in all invitations and announcements but some of the officers present say they didn't get the message.
Either way, the Tampa event provided Scott with a backdrop of uniformed law officers him as
local TV news crews filmed him talking about reductions in crime during his administration. The Florida Police Chiefs Association endorsed Scott on Monday.
The event was the kickoff of Scott's "Let's Keep Florida Safe" tour, the latest in a series of statewide tours Scott is holding on key issues. It was held at a store on Adamo Drive that sells law enforcement uniforms and other equipment.
Source: The Tampa Tribune on 2014 Florida gubernatorial race
, Jul 7, 2014
Signs death warrant for murderer
Gov. Rick Scott has signed a death warrant for the man convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce on his way home from school almost 20 years ago. 46-year-old
Juan Carlos Chavez is scheduled to die by injection Feb. 12 for the Sept. 11, 1995, slaying.
The boy was abducted after being dropped off by a school bus near his home in south Miami-Dade County.
Chavez took him back to his trailer, where he raped him. He held Jimmy captive for three hours before he shot the boy as he tried to escape.
The case horrified the state and led to the passage of the Jimmy Ryce Act.
It allows authorities to commit dangerous sexual predators to mental institutions once they have completed their prison terms.
Source: First Coast News on 2014 Florida gubernatorial race
, Jan 2, 2014
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes.
Scott supports the CC survey question on capital punishment
The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.
The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Capital punishment for certain crimes, such as first degree murder & terrorism"
Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q8 on Aug 11, 2010
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A.G. Mark Herring(D)
State Sen. Amanda Chase(I)
Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax(D)
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State Rep. Lee Carter(D)
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State Rep. Kirk Cox(R)
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Incumbent Kay Ivey(R)
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