Statements about Crime
Says Cathy Jordan was "arrested" and dragged out of her home by "a SWAT team of hooligans" for using medical marijuana.
Of the approximately 6 million disenfranchised felons in the United States, "one-quarter are Floridians."
Gov. Charlie Crist "sought for and got approved the automatic restoration of felon rights for nonviolent offenders for the first time in Florida history."
"Florida sheriffs unequivocally support" the "stand your ground" law.
"Sixty percent of the auto thefts that we have in (St. Petersburg) are caused by people leaving their keys in the car."
"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."
"Homicides against blacks have tripled" since Florida’s "stand your ground" law has been in existence.
Dozens of artists, including Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Rihanna, are canceling Florida shows like Stevie Wonder in protest of "stand your ground."
"Since I was elected, crime rates have been at their lowest in over a decade."
"In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and today’s verdict, 11,106 African-Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans."
"Private prison systems are calculating how many new beds (they will need) based on the ... number of third graders."
A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature "would authorize the public hoarding of cats by feral cat activists."
Says Patrick Murphy is trying to "hide his drunken assault of a police officer."
An Army report stated Allen West "performed illegal acts, merited court martial, faced 11 years in prison.'"
The media won’t publish a real photo of Trayvon Martin with tattoos on his face.
"We didn’t go out asking people" to join the "stand your ground" task force.
"We are at a 40-year low in our crime rate in our state."
Since Florida passed the "stand your ground" law in 2005, deaths due to self-defense have jumped over 250 percent.
"We’ve had a dramatic drop in violent crime since this law (‘stand your ground’) has been in effect."
"When we passed (the stand your ground law), we said it portends horrific events when people's lives were put into these situations."
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