Statements about Crime
"Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected."
"Homicides against blacks have tripled" since Florida’s "stand your ground" law has been in existence.
Dozens of artists, including Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Rihanna, are canceling Florida shows like Stevie Wonder in protest of "stand your ground."
"Since I was elected, crime rates have been at their lowest in over a decade."
"In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and today’s verdict, 11,106 African-Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans."
"Private prison systems are calculating how many new beds (they will need) based on the ... number of third graders."
"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."
Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."
"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."
"There are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the U.K.," compared to "466 violent crimes per 100,000" in the United States.
Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."
"Worldwide credit card transactions, the credit card fraud rate is 0.04 percent, compared to almost 8 percent, 9 percent, 10 percent of Medicare fraud."
"Rhode Island has a [inmate] recidivism rate of over 60 percent."
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."
A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave.
"Two years ago Providence alone spent $50,000 a year notifying the school department" about residents in the state's sex offender registry.
In Cranston, it costs $5,000 to $6,000 to send out community notifications on just one Level 3 sex offender.
Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
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