CSPPA Press Conference

Cops Hammer Morse for Failing to Protect Children from Violent Sexual Predators

Today, the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association sent the following press release out.

Colorado Springs Police Protective Association

559 E. Pikes Peak Suite 102                          Contact: Robin Rogers
Colorado Springs, CO 80903                       Executive Director
Phone: (719) 634-0058
Fax:     (719) 634-0755                                    For Immediate Release

 

Press Release:

Cops Hammer Morse for Failing to

Protect Children from Violent Sexual Predators

CSPPA questions why Morse blocked harsher penalties

for predators who hurt children

 

Colorado Springs – Today, the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association sent an automated phone message to nearly 17,000 households throughout Senate District 11.

The message highlights John Morse’s vote to kill a bill that would have allowed harsher penalties on violent sexual predators who prey on children.

As reported by The Colorado Observer:

“On April 11, 2008, Morse voted against Senate Bill 195 that would have allowed the death penalty in an aggravated sexual assault on a child aged 5–12 years, and any sexual assault on a child under age 5. A member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Morse with fellow Democrats killed the bill, 6–4.” (Colorado Observer, 7/29/13; Appropriations Committee Roll 4/11/08)

While in the senate, John Morse has pushed for shorter sentences for criminals:

  • Morse’s bills would have turned many felonies including some identity theft crimes into misdemeanors (McClatchy, 4/21/09).
  • Morse tried to place a cap on the number of criminals that can be imprisoned at one time (McClatchy, 4/21/09).
  • But most shockingly Morse voted to kill a bill that allowed tougher penalties for violent sexual predators who hurt children (Appropriations Committee Roll, 4/11/08; The Colorado Observer, 7/29/13).

“During his time in the senate, John Morse didn’t ask for our input once on public safety issues and consequently passed legislation that made our jobs tougher,” said Officer Barry Freeman, CSPPA Board of Directors.

Officer Mike Ray of the CSPPA Board of Directors continued, “While we’re working to keep our streets safe for law-abiding citizens, Senator Morse has disarmed law-abiding citizens and tried to let more criminals out of state prisons.”

Following is the broadcast message recorded by Tim Ives of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association:

“Hello. My name is Tim Ives and I’m an officer on the board of directors for the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association.

We are asking you to vote YES to recall John Morse because he no longer listens or shares our values.

As a Senator, Morse wrote a bill to let identity thieves out of prison early.

Even more shocking is that John Morse voted against protecting children from violent sexual predators.

We are dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable and John Morse makes our jobs harder.

Please join your first responders in voting YES to recall John Morse and replace him with Bernie Herpin.

Paid for by the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association.”

 

 

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