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House Proceeding 04-22-09 on Apr 22nd, 2009 :: 0:25:15 to 0:28:45
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:25:13 to 0:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: other said it was one judge who got elected to congress. i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:25:15 to 0:28:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:25:34 to 0:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: ms. jackson lee: let me thank the gentleman for the time and ask unimous consento revise and extend my remarks. it's interesting to hear my good friend from texas speak on the basis of lowering crime in one part of the state for lowering

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:25:56 to 0:26:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: crime in all parts of the state. coming from the fourth largest city in the nation, let me suggest to him that we have ready evidence thacops on the beat in fact are probably as constructive or more constructive than th lock-them-up, throw away the key concept.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:26:17 to 0:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: i heard my good friend support raising taxes. i never heard him support and celebrate the idea of raising taxes. we did build a lot of prison in texas. it gave us the name, being renowned for locking up more people than probably a lot of nations around the world. i don't know how effective you

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:26:39 to 0:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: could argue that was without strong law enforcement. law enforcement provides for the prevention of crime. that's why i'm a strong supporter of the cops on the beat program and particularly glad that in march, our attorney

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:27:04 to 0:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: general, through the administration, offered a billion doars to our police departments across america to ensure that there would be stimulus dollars being used for the cops grants. we know that in the 1990's, crime did go down. whatever the g.a.o. study says that is confusing, it is clear that in 1998 and 2000, the hiring grants were responsible for reducing crime by about

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:27:27 to 0:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: 200,000 to 250,000 crimes, 1/3 of which are violent. mr. speaker, in the backdrop of the loss of lives of several law enforcement officers from california to the east coast, this is no time to bash police. this is a time to join in and support small departments, large

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:27:49 to 0:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: departments, medium-sized departments to a one are supporting the idea of the cops re-authorization. i want to thank mr. wiener for his leadership. together we joined in offering an amendment. ski the gentleman for an additional minute. mr. weiner: i yield the gentlelady an additional 45 second.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:28:10 to 0:28:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recogniz ms. jackson lee: we offered an amendment to allow us to study the best practices to allow departments to utilize the cops grants some 56857,000 dollars in grants were awarded.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:28:32 to 0:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: 875 additional police officers were welcomed into the 18th 10 local and state law enforcemt agencies in our congressional district were beneficial of these. we have constables and sheriffs

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