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NCJ Number: 158079 Find in a Library
Title: Remarks on Signing the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
Journal: University of Dayton Law Review  Volume:20  Issue:2  Dated:(Winter 1995)  Pages:567-570
Author(s): W J Clinton
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents the text of President Clinton's remarks upon signing the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
Abstract: He first notes the fear and danger under which American have lived due to the prevalence and boldness of violent criminals, followed by an appeal to put partisanship behind us in countering the violence and crime that confronts Americans. He then lauds the legislation's effort to provide swift and sure punishment for offenders. A review of the bill's provisions mentions the provision of life imprisonment for persons who have committed three felonies, the death penalty for killing a law enforcement officer, an additional 100,000 police officers on the street, the prohibition against juveniles owning handguns, and the ban on assault weapons. President Clinton then appeals to Americans to become involved in preventing and controlling crime by cooperating with the police and taking responsibility for themselves, their families, and their communities. He announces the appointment of Vice President Gore to head the President's Prevention Council, which will work with every Federal department to provide communities with the tools they need to prevent crime. He also announces that early next month, the Justice Department will award grants to put new police on the street in 150 more cities and towns that applied last year. He closes with an appeal for rededication to making this law the life of our Nation and for restoring the sense of right and wrong that makes freedom from fear and danger a reality.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Crime control policies; Federal Code; Federal legislation; Sentencing/Sanctions; Violent crimes
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