Tom Steyer on Crime

Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO


Transgendered hate crimes: unequivocally prosecute severely

Q: I started an advocacy organization for black transgender men like myself. Nineteen black transgender women were killed in the U.S. this year, largely due to a lack of protections and an extreme lack of prosecutions. What will you do to ensure that the judicial system prioritizes penalizing crimes against transgender citizens as hate crimes?

STEYER: There are citizens in our society who are being targeted for murder as a result of who they are. This is a straightforward attack on humanity itself to kill somebody for who they are. That has got to be the definition of a hate crime. We have got to prosecute those as severely as possible, as a symbol of who we are, a symbol of the thing that we won't put up with. And every prosecutor has got to know that, that this is something that goes to the heart of American equality and justice. And that's got to be straightforward, unequivocal, not a 99 percent rule, a 100 percent rule.

Source: CNN LGBT Town Hall , Oct 10, 2019

Regrets Farallon's $34M investment in corporate prisons

A key liability [in Steyer's portfolio history] is Farallon's 2005 investment of $34 million in Corrections Corp. of America (CCA), which runs migrant detention centers on the US-Mexico border for ICE. Many of the roughly two dozen Democrats in the presidential race have denounced profits from incarceration as immoral. "I deeply regret that Farallon made that investment, and I personally ordered the investment in CCA to be sold because it did not accord with my values then or now," Steyer said.
Source: Los Angeles Times on 2020 Democratic primary , Jul 14, 2019

More parole opportunities for convicted non-violent felons

Source: Ballotpedia.org on California ballot measure voting records , Jul 2, 2019

Repeal the California death penalty

Source: Ballotpedia.org on California ballot measure voting records , Jul 2, 2019

Backs bill to release accused criminals who can't pay bail

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, who has been pushing for President Donald Trump's impeachment and recently spent $3 million to register Latino voters, also is working hard this week to resuscitate a California state bill that would end the process of demanding thousands of dollars in cash bail from suspected criminals. The measure is aimed at trying to ensure that accused criminals awaiting trial do not remain in jail solely because they cannot afford to pay bail.
Source: S.Crabtree in FreeBeacon.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Mar 10, 2018

Other candidates on Crime: Tom Steyer on other issues:
2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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