Statements about Crime
"Rhode Island has a [inmate] recidivism rate of over 60 percent."
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave.
"Two years ago Providence alone spent $50,000 a year notifying the school department" about residents in the state's sex offender registry.
In Cranston, it costs $5,000 to $6,000 to send out community notifications on just one Level 3 sex offender.
Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Right now, if Rhode Island police come across a young person with a gun, "they really don't legally have the right to take it away from them."
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
"While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
Enacting the Right-to-Carry Act would amount to "expanding the rights of sex offenders, terrorists, child predators, and abusers to carry concealed weapons across state lines.’’
"The job [of correctional officer] lowers your life expectancy . . . Metropolitan did a study in, I believe it was 1998, and the life expectancy was 58."
"Foster children are disproportionately victims of identity theft."
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