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Joe Biden

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46th U.S. President (2021 - Present)

Policy Positions >> Crime

Joe Biden on Crime

  • 1994: Billions for state prisons but fewer billions than GOP. (Jul 2019)
  • 1992: pro-death penalty; 2019: congrats on ending it. (Jun 2019)
  • Regrets supporting strict sentences, including on crack. (Apr 2019)
  • 1990s: Supported tough-on-crime; 2019:considers those racist. (Mar 2019)
  • 1993: Don't care why "predators" act; put them in jail. (Mar 2019)
  • 1994 Crime Bill got help for first time offenders, not jail. (Mar 2019)
  • 1980s community policing worked to reduce crime rate. (Nov 2017)
  • Community policing is expensive, but it works. (Apr 2015)
  • Police and communities must respect each other. (Apr 2015)
  • 1970: DE Public not receiving needed police protection. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990 crime bill: more police & tougher penalties. (Oct 2010)
  • Supreme Court wrong to deny federalization of wife-beating. (Oct 2008)
  • Bush is impediment to hate crimes legislation. (Dec 2007)
  • Biden Law of 1994 created several new capital offenses. (Nov 2007)
  • Authored the Clinton crime bill & 100,000 cops on the street. (Jul 2007)
  • Separate juveniles from adults in jail. (Jul 2007)
  • Supports sentencing guidelines to put away violent criminals. (Jul 2007)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 71% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)