Statements about Crime
"Ohioans want an end to pay-to-play politics."
Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."
"One in five" women in the military "are receiving unwanted sexual contact," as are "3.3 percent of men."
Right now, if Rhode Island police come across a young person with a gun, "they really don't legally have the right to take it away from them."
"The sex-offender registry has been around for a long time, and the research that's out there says that it has no positive impact on the public safety."
"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."
Says a gun bill before the Senate would make it a federal felony to "leave town for more than seven days, and leave someone else at home with your firearms."
A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature "would authorize the public hoarding of cats by feral cat activists."
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
Says in Chicago, "we take more guns off the streets than New York or L.A."
The city of Nelson, Ga., is "quieter than Mayberry."
Says carbon monoxide is still employed to euthanize dogs and cats in 29 Texas animal shelters.
Says Texas has "11 different felonies you can commit with an oyster."
Says Virginia, Florida and Georgia are the three states that are the principal source for gun trafficking.
Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."
"In Atlanta, since 1994 when the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ (mandatory minimum sentences) took effect, the violent crime rate has dropped 62 percent."
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
Felony crimes in the city of Atlanta are the lowest they have been since 1969.
If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go."
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