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PBA: Where is Davis on Crime?



You won't find a public safety policy paper on Jim Davis' website nor did he pursue the endorsement of the state troopers association to seek its endorsement. And that's just the start of his problems, according to the troopers group and the Florida Police Benevolent Association, which teamed up Monday trumpet their candidate of choice, Charlie Crist, and bash his opponent for missing votes or being on the wrong side of public safety issues.

The issues, according to the PBA: Davis failed to vote to increase penalties for federal public safety officers; he voted against "Truth in Sentencing" legislation; and he was absent when Congress considered legislation that would have established stricter punishments for sex offenders and created a national Amber Alert Coordinator to locate missing children.

"Jim Davis, at best, has been a silent supporter and at worst has either been absent or against many public safety issues while in Congress," said Matt Puckett, deputy executive director of the Florida PBA.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:33am]


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