Statements about Crime

"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."

"Some criminals have learned how to spy on Americans, hacking into our home computers and looking out through the video camera attached to the screen."

"A couple of hundred American cities are infested by members of the Mexican cartels."

"Ten percent of violent deaths in the U.S. each year are due to strangulation."

"Most of your serial killers, most of your people who commit domestic violence, they start off by abusing animals."

"I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition."

"A [bank] surveillance camera capturing a criminal’s face and other identifiable traits would certainly discourage robbery attempts and serve as a deterrent to robbers."

"What we have now is the most generous, in my opinion, 'good time' bill in the entire United States."

"There are nearly 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country and at any one time about 100,000 are unaccounted for."

"Illegal aliens cost the state of Rhode Island $400 million a year."

Secure Communities "has a proven track record of enhancing public safety by focusing on violent offenders and those that pose a threat to our communities and our national security."

Says Peter Kilmartin voted "in favor of expanding the 'good behavior' statute to sex offenders."

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