Statements about Criminal Justice

Judging by a recent vote, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz "thinks it's okay for medical marijuana patients to go to federal prison."

"Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."

"Homicides against blacks have tripled" since Florida’s "stand your ground" law has been in existence.

"A little-known unit of the Department of Justice, the Community Relations Service, was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman."

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."

"Private prisons do not chase escaped inmates past the perimeter like the public prisons do, which means more escaped prisoners in our communities."

Says Rick Santorum "voted to let convicted felons vote."

"The facts show that approximately 40 persons on death row have had all of their appellate review completed and await only the governor's signature on a death warrant to end the case."

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