Quotes by: Carrie P. Meek

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Carrie Meek
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by William Lehman
Succeeded by Kendrick Meek
Member of the Florida Senate
In office
1983–1993
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
1979–1983
Personal details
Born Carrie Pittman
(1926-04-29) April 29, 1926 (age 90)
Tallahassee, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Harold H. Meek
Children Kendrick Meek
Alma mater Florida A&M College
University of Michigan
Occupation Teacher

America may be slow to rise to a challenge. But our history has shown that once we make up our minds to really do something, nothing can stand in our way.
Carrie P. Meek
If we were really tough on crime, we'd do more to stop it from happening in the first place.
Carrie P. Meek
Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
Carrie P. Meek
We've got to stop focusing solely on the symptoms of crime, and start caring about the causes as well.
Carrie P. Meek
Until we all start to take responsibility, until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities, we'll never break the cycle of violence and indifference.
Carrie P. Meek
If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime.
Carrie P. Meek
Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill - spending billions of dollars to build more prisons, to place more band-aids on society's scars.
Carrie P. Meek
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