Statements about Crime
In the U.S., "African-Americans continue to be arrested at nearly three and one half times the rate of whites" on marijuana charges.
Says Cathy Jordan was "arrested" and dragged out of her home by "a SWAT team of hooligans" for using medical marijuana.
Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.
Rhode Island is "almost dead last" among Northeastern states in the length of time first-degree murderers must spend in prison before they’re eligible for parole.
A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.
"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."
David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."
"25% of human trafficking victims are located in Texas."
Deer baiting, planned for Block Island by DEM, is illegal in Rhode Island.
People on pot "shoot each other ... stab each other ... strangle each other, drive under the influence, kill families."
Of the approximately 6 million disenfranchised felons in the United States, "one-quarter are Floridians."
"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."
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