Statements about Criminal Justice

When news broke that Ferguson 18-year-old Michael Brown was a suspect in a robbery, "MSNBC practically went off the air for a while to have behind-closed-doors meetings to figure out how to deal with this new revelation."

"I've been here almost every day."

"The number of SWAT raids have gone up by 1,400 percent since the 1980s."

The wife of the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said African-Americans in Ferguson "are feral and violent."  

Says he "voted for even stronger protections (in the Violence Against Women Act) than Obama's agenda will allow."

Says Mitch McConnell voted "two times against the Violence Against Women Act."

Says that, as a Supreme Court justice, Greg Abbott found that a company whose vacuum cleaners were sold door to door "had no responsibility" in the hiring of a salesman who raped a customer.

"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."

"I've either balanced every budget or we turned back a surplus."

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. advised citizens to "point that barrel center mass and pull the trigger" because "911 is not our best option."

Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.

"We’ve had about 3,000 murders" in connection with lax border security.

Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."

"Last year, I was involved with an effort to to help prosecutors get their first pay raise in more than 10 years."

More than 3,000 homicides were committed by "illegal aliens" over the past six years.

"I’m running the second-largest county district attorney’s office … at 1985 staffing levels."

"In New York, your chances of getting murdered are 1 in 25,000. In Honduras, it’s 1 in 14."

"Justice John Roberts Signed Off On Obama’s Arrest For Treason."

Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."

"As Alaska’s attorney general, (U.S. Senate candidate Dan) Sullivan successfully fought to protect our Second Amendment rights and passed ‘stand your ground.’ "

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