Statements about Crime

"Of all cities in the United States with more than 100,000 people, Providence is the 183rd safest."

"Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average."

Federal law for Obamacare navigators "does not bar — or even require screening for — convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud."

"The vast, overwhelming majority of [crimes that occur with a firearm] are committed by people who don’t legally possess that firearm in the first place."

Gov. Charlie Crist "sought for and got approved the automatic restoration of felon rights for nonviolent offenders for the first time in Florida history."

"Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law.

"Black people kill more black people every six months than the KKK did in 86 years."

"Florida sheriffs unequivocally support" the "stand your ground" law.

"Under President (George W.) Bush, prosecution of gun crimes was 30 percent higher than it is under President Obama."

The White House had a live video feed of the Benghazi attacks as they occurred.

Louie Gohmert of Texas "blamed the mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado on ‘the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.'"

"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."

The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.

Domestic violence "is seen as a pre-existing" health condition and "women had to pay 50 percent more for health care because of gender ratings," but under Obamacare, "all of that is over."  

The crime rate in some Atlanta neighborhoods has dropped by 35 to 51 percent.

"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."

"Over the past twenty years, the number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States has decreased by nearly 40 percent. The number of other crimes involving the use of a firearm has also plummeted, declining by nearly 70 percent."

"America’s gun-related homicide rate … would be about the same as Belgium’s if you left out California, Illinois, D.C. and New Jersey, places with some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S."

"I am every year the No.1 pick of all of the law enforcement agencies within Texas."

"New York is the safest big city in the nation, and our crime reductions have been steeper than any other big city’s."

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