Bob Dole Stands on Juvenile Crime
United States is Experiencing an Explosion of Juvenile Crime
Just look at the numbers:
- Murder prosecutions of 14-
to 17-year-olds have increased by 172 percent since 1985.
- Since 1985, juvenile
arrests for assault have risen 114 percent; since 1992, they have risen 22
- Juvenile violent crime
rates have increased 11.8 percent during the Clinton Administration -- and
6.5 percent in just the last year.
- Marijuana use has doubled
among 14- and 15-year-olds since Bill Clinton was elected.
- Since 1992, there has been
a 52 percent increase in the number of high school seniors using drugs.
- 35 percent of all violent
crime is now committed by offenders under 20 years of age.
- Federal officials have
prosecuted only 233 juveniles as adults since Clinton took office --
that's fewer than 2 prosecutions per state per year on average.
- Experts predict the number
of juveniles arrested for violent crimes will double by 2010 -- a new and
dangerous wave of what have been called 'super predators.'
Bob Dole Will Offer Tough Love For
As President, Bob Dole will reduce the juvenile crime rate by:
- Passing real welfare reform
to rebuild the family, curb illegitimacy and give welfare recipients the
tools they need to work.
- Toughening enforcement of
drug laws, increasing drug interdiction at our borders, and using the
presidency to tell young people that drugs are illegal and dangerous.
- Pushing for mandatory adult
sentencing for juveniles who commit violent crimes.
- Encouraging states to keep violent
juveniles in jail until they serve their time -- with no automatic
releases on their 18th or 20th birthday.
- Preserving the criminal
records of violent juveniles for future review if needed by courts,
schools and law enforcement.
A Better America
With Bob Dole as President, more juveniles will serve adult time for adult
opportunities. Smaller government. Stronger and safer families
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