Statements about Crime
"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."
"Roughly 25% of RI has a criminal record"
"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."
Kilmartin has helped pass laws to "create a witness protection program."
"When the mayor of Providence's brother wrote over 100 grand in bad checks to the city, Joe Fernandez didn't have the guts to prosecute him. He let him off the hook."
I "kicked crooked cops and government officials off the public pension rolls."
Rhode Island is "at the top of the country for alcohol-related fatalities."
For every $1 spent on afterschool programs, "we can save over $5, almost $6, in crime costs down the line."
Transporting drugs "is the price of admission" for people crossing the border illegally.
Providence has "the lowest crime rate in three decades."
Phoenix is the kidnapping capital "of the Western Hemisphere."
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