“Politics Montana with Rick Tryon” on Great Falls’ own 102.7 KINX radio is a lively mix of guest interviews and listener calls and emails which explores the important local issues, people, and politics that impact our daily lives.
“Politics Montana with Rick Tryon” can be heard by tuning into 102.7 KINX every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Rick’s guest on Wednesday, August 15th in the studio live for the hour taking your calls and emails will be Pam Bucy, Democratic candidate for Montana’s state Attorney General. She will be facing Republican Tim Fox in November. Topics on the show will include the campaign and state and local issues.
- Today’s interview was with Pam Bucy, Democratic candidate for Montana’s State Attorney General. We are going to bring you the interviews of Tim Fox, Republican candidate for Montana’s State Attorney General, Steve Bullock, Democratic candidate for Montana’s Governor and Rick Hill, Republican candidate for Montana’s Governor.
- We feel these two offices are of major importance with these problematic areas that are happening within the state. The winners will inherit these issues and we would like to know how the candidates respond to our concerns and your concerns.
Now lets ponder on a few of these questions that were asked of Pamela Bucy and her answers:
The first caller asked about the high crime rate in her community which seemed to be the Glendive area, which is Dawson County, but Custer County was mentioned also. Pam Bucy answered that they would send more seasoned investigators to that area, that there has been has been a fast increase of population in that area. Let’s look at the data on the incarceration rates for Dawson County and Custer County.
Dawson County incarceration rate is 513 per 100,000 residents.
Custer County Incarceration rate is 692 per 100,000 residents.
Pam Bucy was not sure about the data and needed to review it, well the data is from our very own Montana Department of Corrections data. We are only using their figures along with US DOJ. Can’t argue against that. What was stated in 2007 of a projected decrease is not correct and the rates have only increased. Please read source above for more information. I feel that the answer that was given by Ms.Bucy seemed to delight the elderly sounding lady on the phone about her area of crime rate but this little ole’ lady has not been told the high rate of incarceration rates for a state so sparsely populated. How much of a cost that this is for the Montana taxpayer. Of course with her being endorsed by the law enforcement and all of the attorneys being a prison for profit state and a police state, well, that does not make me feel better. If you read everything throughout this website and all of the hundreds of documents it makes me feel downright nervous.
Ms.Bucy it seems has not attended a Law and Justice Committee in awhile. She does not seem to be in touch with what has been happening this past year. It has been discussed and proven to the Judicial branch that these programs she spoke of in the alternative sentencing, with the pre-release program, the probation officers, the mental health courts and the drug and alcohol treatment courts that what they were being told was working has not been working. We have a 94% return of inmates on probation. They are recycling these inmates. Of course violent criminals need to be in prison but this does not make up the majority of the fully loaded prison warehouses in Montana. She used Gallatin County as an example of their pilot programs and County Attorney Lambert.
Let’s look at that:
That is scary! I hope this is not our future!!
As far as Governor Schweitzer and our prisons and inmates, let’s look at that also:
Let’s look at the foreclosure settlement:
Now the question on the sex offenders, as we know Montana is becoming the pathetic Montana cowboy of sex offenders. The rate is astronomical. We agree that any real sex offense needs to be prosecuted but Montana has made a career out of it.
A Must Read:
Ms.Bucy needs to brush up on what is happening within Montana and realize just how many Montana citizens are speaking up and showing the proof of the corruption that has been going on. It is time for a new era of replacing the old ways of being a police state just to raise revenue or for profit. Alternative sentencing is only part of it. It has to be acknowledged that something is inherently wrong for there to be that many incarcerated in the first place. Montana needs to hold Police, and the Justice system accountable. To hold DOC and the Parole Board accountable. Changing some of the existing laws that are in place that have been used for the prisons for profit. Changing some of the ridiculous requirements that DOC has put in place like over-riding many of the Criminal Judges sentences. If they don’t think the judges are capable of doing their jobs then why do we go through the whole process in the first place?
Bottom line – We want change, not the same ole’, same ole’.