Statements about Criminal Justice
"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.
"Today, about 40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check."
"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
"[W]e see America's prison population exploding, with America having a greater percentage of its people behind bars than any other nation in the world!"
Since the federal Violence Against Women Act was adopted in 1994, "cases of domestic violence have fallen by 67 percent."
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
"A man using bath salts reported that raccoons had set fire inside his home and stolen his cell phone."
Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.
Laurie Monnes Anderson "voted to let violent criminals out of jail early."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.
High school students arrested on campus are twice as likely not to graduate and four times less likely to graduate if they’ve appeared in court.
Says House Republicans "tried to change the definition of rape."
Says 88 Texas constables have died in the line of duty.
Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."
Says Measure 11 is "one of the most significant reasons" for decrease in violent crime.
Says PolitiFact "validated and independently documented" its "criminal history" claims about Adan Ballesteros.
"There's a loophole where you can sell guns without a background check … 40 percent of guns are sold that way" at gun shows and over the Internet.
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