Statements about Crime

"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."  

Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."

"The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act to go after whistleblowers who leaked to journalists ... more than all previous administrations combined."

"Crime in Atlanta is down 18 percent since 2009."

"Under the Espionage Act, (Edward Snowden would not be) allowed to come into court and say ‘I was justified in disclosing this information.’ There is no whistleblower exception in the Espionage Act."

"Earlier this year, [John DePetro] was accused of sexually assaulting a female co-worker."

"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."  

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