Statements about Crime

"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."

"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."

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