Statements about Legal Issues
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."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
Rep. Peter Petrarca "voted on two pieces of legislation that helped auto body shops … and at that point I think there is a conflict of interest."
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
"Under current law, if you go on a dating website and you say you're 32 and you're actually 42, you've committed a misdemeanor."
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
In 2011, Alabama and Massachusetts passed legislation allowing non-citizens who are legal residents to vote in state and local elections.
"Jimmy Langevin is having a fundraiser . . . to retire the debt from his campaign for secretary of state, which was 12 years ago."
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"[The] ACLU and atheists in Denver are demanding the NFL stop [Tim Tebow] from praying on the sidelines."
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.’’
"After filing a lawsuit in Rhode Island, we reached an agreement with state agencies that resulted in more voters being registered in the first full month after our lawsuit than in the entire previous two-year reporting period."
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