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November 8, 2009

Might new Governors in New Jersey and Virginia pioneer "smart on crime" innovations?

As noted in this post, there were not any obviously significant crime and justice story lines during this year's local elections.  But, given that New Jersey and Virginia are both interesting sentencing states and both now have new governors with criminal justice backgrounds, I cannot help but wonder and hope that one or both of these states could become effective laboratories for new "smart-on-crime" developments.

November 8, 2009 at 09:40 AM | Permalink


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The voters chose Republicans to reject such Trojan Horses as "smart on crime," code for "criminal lover," and for "open the prisons," to generate government jobs from resulting higher crime rates.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Nov 8, 2009 10:17:44 AM

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