WHEN IT CAME TO ANTI-CRIME LEGISLATION,
Posted by PrestoPundit on 08/28/2008
Barack Obama often stood to the left even of the Illinois legislature:
his eight-year voting record in the Illinois Senate shows the Democrat .. took stands – particularly on anti-crime legislation – that put him to the left of his own party.
Mr. Obama was the only member of the state Senate to vote against a bill to prohibit the early release of convicted criminal sexual abusers; was among only four who voted against bills to toughen criminal sentences and to increase penalties for “gangbangers” and dealers of Ecstasy; and voted “present” on a bill making it harder for abusive parents to regain custody of their children ..