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Don’t Take Our Word For It…Kentucky Journalist Reports on Catch-And-Release Andy Beshear

August 1, 2023

Louisville, Ky. (August 1, 2023) – The Daniel Cameron for Governor campaign is drawing attention to a Kentucky reporter’s tweets highlighting Andy Beshear’s record as the catch-and-release candidate.

“In this race for governor, there are two contrasting visions on crime,” Daniel Cameron said. “Andy Beshear is the catch-and-release candidate and I am the law-and-order candidate. Don’t take my word for it. Journalists are even starting to reveal the details of the Governor’s release of criminals back on our streets.”

In a series of tweets, Lexington Herald-Leader journalist Tessa Duvall posted about three of criminals who reoffended after Beshear released them from jail.

“I am the only candidate in this race with a plan to reduce crime and support our law enforcement officers,” Cameron added. “Our law enforcement officers have a hard enough time keeping our communities safe without Andy Beshear putting criminals back on our streets. Under a Cameron Administration, we will put criminals in jail and keep them there.”

During 2020, Andy Beshear locked down Kentucky’s schools and unlocked Kentucky’s jails.

In 2020 alone, Andy Beshear released 1,700 criminals from jail, with nearly 50 percent of these criminals going on to reoffend. Nearly a third of the 1700 went on to commit felonies. Separately, 262 of the 1700 were later charged with misdemeanors.

Andy Beshear has never answered questions about his culpability in making crime worse in Kentucky, and his own Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary said Beshear’s actions took “courage.”

In 2020, rural counties saw a 68.5% increase in homicides. From 2019 to 2021,carjackings in Louisville increased by more than 200%. Louisville has experienced a historic high of murders for three years in a row, and under Andy Beshear’s watch, Louisville has outpaced Chicago and Philadelphia’s murder rates.

Coverage of The Cameron Public Safety Plan

“Republican gubernatorial nominee Daniel Cameron proposed awarding recruitment and retention bonuses to bolster police forces, part of a sweeping public safety plan unveiled Tuesday that calls for tougher penalties against drug traffickers found responsible for causing deaths in Kentucky.” – Associated Press: GOP’s Cameron releases crime-fighting plan in bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Beshear in Kentucky

“Daniel Cameron believes ‘Kentucky will be the best place in America to be a police officer’ if he’s elected governor.”- Lex 18: Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron releases public safety plan

“Cameron’s 12-point plan included tough-on-crime measures such as stiffer penalties for drug dealers tied to fatal overdoses and making it harder for parole boards to release prisoners.” – WLKY: Daniel Cameron blames Gov. Beshear for crime in Kentucky, unveils public safety plan