| ||STOP & FRISK
is when a police officer who is suspicious of an individual detains the
person and runs his hands lightly over the suspect's outer garments to
determine if the person is carrying a concealed weapon. As long as an
officer has reasonable suspicion, a stop and frisk is constitutional
under the Fourth Amendment. The NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices raise
serious concerns over racial profiling, illegal stops and privacy
rights. However, when used appropriately a stop and frisk can help to
protect the public against potential harm.
| ||SCHOOL CHOICE
believes that parents have the right to school choice. School choice is
a term used to describe a wide array of programs aimed at giving
families the opportunity to choose the school their children will
attend. Mindy believes children should not be limited to the schools in
the parameters of their district. The options she wants to be offered by
school choice programs are: open enrollment laws that allow students to
attend other public schools, private schools, charter schools, tax
credit, and deductions for expenses related to schooling, vouchers, and
homeschooling. Mindy will "vouch for vouchers!" It's all about enabling
and providing opportunity.
intends to crack down on crime. Specifically on domestic violence by
advocating for women in violent relationships and ensuring that they
have a safe place to go and receive the necessary help that they need.
She also intends to help our young involved in gang related activity by
restructuring their lives and helping them work toward a degree. Mindy
believes in capital punishment for cop killers.
| ||POVERTY & UNEMPLOYMENT
more "Hunger Games" in our District! Mindy believes that summer youth
employment programs should be restored to receive the full funding that
they had received in the past. In doing so, this will provide jobs
during the summer months for teens and young adults who would be at home
or in the streets doing nothing substantial otherwise. This will help
them develop their resumes and job skills for the future. Mindy feels
that career fairs and unemployment seminars should be more transparent
and implemented throughout our district.
believes women today have choices. When faced with the prospect of an
unwanted pregnancy, women can get the help they need, no matter what
their economic status, race, religion and education. There are many
support groups available to help women through their pregnancies, along
with providing the proper medical attention they need. In addition,
there are many couples who are longing to provide a warm and loving home
for these children through adoption.
||Fracking And Land Owner Rights
The US mineral rights may be bought, sold or leased to private companies seeking to extract subsurface minerals. Although the landowner may not be entitled to payment for whatever valuable minerals is beneath their land, the PA law guarantees that landowners are entitled to royalty payments of a minimum of one-eighth of the gross production involving oil and gas as well as cash payment or some combination.