Statements about Crime
"We’ve had about 3,000 murders" in connection with lax border security.
Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."
"If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down."
More than 3,000 homicides were committed by "illegal aliens" over the past six years.
"I’m running the second-largest county district attorney’s office … at 1985 staffing levels."
There are "approximately 20,000 annual gun purchases in Rhode Island."
"In New York, your chances of getting murdered are 1 in 25,000. In Honduras, it’s 1 in 14."
"As Alaska’s attorney general, (U.S. Senate candidate Dan) Sullivan successfully fought to protect our Second Amendment rights and passed ‘stand your ground.’ "
Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work."
Says Charlie Crist signed "the nation’s harshest marijuana laws."
"Wendy Davis’ legal work is currently under FBI investigation."
Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"
A record number of immigrants not from Mexico are "being apprehended at the border."
Under Wisconsin law, "anyone who knows anything about a John Doe" secret criminal investigation "can't talk about it."
"In the city of Milwaukee, we’ve still got a mayor and a police chief who are furloughing police officers at a time when we have violence all across the city."
Judging by a recent vote, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz "thinks it's okay for medical marijuana patients to go to federal prison."
"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."
"Milwaukee has the second-highest" number of children recovered from sex trafficking.
From 2000 to 2008, we averaged "about five mass shootings a year. We're now averaging 15. So that's a three-fold increase."
Milwaukee has seen "an uptick in violence" since 2010, and "the only period of calm we get is when winter sets in."
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