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Kristi Noem on Crime

 

 


Criminals should also have the opportunity to rehabilitate

But if South Dakotans do get involved in drugs or another aspect of crime, that should not be the final word. Their punishment should match their crime, but they should also have the opportunity to rehabilitate. The Sixth Circuit Problem-Solving Court is a rigorous program that includes five phases and requires frequent alcohol and drug testing. It's a proven strategy that reduces recidivism, saves taxpayer dollars in the long-run, and restores hope and dignity for these individuals.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to South Dakota legislature , Jan 9, 2024

We recruited law enforcement officers to move to our state

When the riots and violence started across the country months and months ago, we launched a nationwide campaign to recruit law enforcement officers to move to our state. Hundreds of law enforcement officers responded to our invitation. And we are so proud to be known as a state that stands and defends the people who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to South Dakota legislature , Jan 11, 2022

FactCheck: No, BLM protests are mostly peaceful

Noem accused Democrats--and only Democrats--of running cities that have been taken over by "violent mobs" [by Black Lives Matter protestors].

Protests have taken place in at least 450 cities. They include large ones in Miami, whose mayor is a registered Republican. Protests also arose in smaller cities and towns in regions supportive of Trump. Noem's claim that the cities she spoke of were "overrun by violent mobs" is outright false. The protests in recent months were largely peaceful.

Source: NBC News Fact-Check on 2020 Republican Convention speech , Aug 26, 2020

Rated 77% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance.

Noem scores 77% by the NAPO on crime & police issues

Ratings by the National Association of Police Organizations indicate support or opposition to issues of importance to police and crime. The organization`s self-description: `The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police units and associations from across the United States. NAPO was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America`s law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.

`Increasingly, the rights and interests of law enforcement officers have been the subject of legislative, executive, and judicial action in the nationís capital. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned. The following list includes examples of NAPOís accomplishments:

VoteMatch scoring for the NAPO ratings is as follows:

Source: NAPO ratings on Congress and politicians 2014_NAPO on Dec 31, 2014

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