Statements about Crime

Milwaukee has seen "an uptick in violence" since 2010, and "the only period of calm we get is when winter sets in."

Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."

In some states, African-Americans are three times more likely to be sentenced to death than whites for the same crime.

The death penalty "is a deterrent that does affect and impact people."

The Rhode Island Parole Board "never received an objection from the attorney general" to the parole of  convicted murder Alfred Brissette.

"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."

"Hollywood is #1 in Broward homicides in 2013. Thanks Chief Fernandez!"

"Drone technology now allows an individual to be recorded in their homes by drones as small as birds and immediately uploaded to the internet."

Premeditation, in murder cases like the Oscar Pistorius case, "can be formed in the twinkling of an eye."

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."

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