Hulshof Introduces Crime Package

Press Release

By:  Kenny Hulshof
Date: June 3, 2008
Location: St. Louis, Mo


Hulshof Introduces Crime Package

Kenny Hulshof is introducing a crime package that addresses many emerging challenges faced by law enforcement officials in Missouri. Hulshof has put forth proposals that deal with Internet safety, "truth in sentencing" laws, illegal immigration, and prescription drug abuse.

"The nature of crimes committed has evolved with technology," Hulshof said. "It's imperative that law enforcement be given the tools to combat 21st Century criminals like identity thieves and online predators. Necessary steps include tougher sentences, citizen involvement, and enhanced programs to help law enforcement monitor those who are constantly coming up with new ways to break the law."

Hulshof's package of proposals includes the following areas:

1. Internet safety
2. Real "truth in sentencing"
3. Illegal immigration enforcement
4. Fighting prescription drug abuse
5. Reinstatement of Governor's Commission on Crime

"We need to send a clear message that Missouri is going to aggressively pursue and penalize those who break the law in our state," Hulshof said. "If Missouri is to lead the way in fighting crime it will begin with stricter penalties. There should be no doubt in the mind of a criminal that if they break the law in Missouri, they will pay a steep price."

Hulshof is a former special prosecutor who helped litigate some of Missouri's most high-profile murder cases. As a member of Congress, he has sponsored legislation to toughen sentencing guidelines, crack down on meth producers, and enhance the resources available to Missouri law enforcement officers.