Statements about Public Safety

Says 88 Texas constables have died in the line of duty.

Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."

As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."

"As Governor: Romney did not keep public safety funding in line with inflation."

Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."

Says "city leadership is threatening to lay off police and emergency services personnel to balance the budget."

Says Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles."

"We didn’t go out asking people" to join the "stand your ground" task force.

Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."

Says she "created the first felony deferred prosecution program for nonviolent first-offenders" in Texas.

"Rhode Island is the only state where officers at state-supported [colleges] carry out their duties unarmed."

"We have 395 inmates pushed into triple-bunked cells intended for two inmates and bunked in classrooms and areas supposed to be designated for inmate labor."

Says there’s no proven instance where hydraulic fracking has polluted groundwater.

Says he banned texting while driving in Austin.

You may have driven the length of a football field in the five seconds it takes to check a text. 

Enacting the Right-to-Carry Act would amount to "expanding the rights of sex offenders, terrorists, child predators, and abusers to carry concealed weapons across state lines.’’

"Hydrogen sulfide . . . [was] used in the genocide of Jews in Germany. "

On letting Occupy Atlanta protesters stay in Woodruff Park.

"Under Governor Almond the RI DMV had a program that allowed undocumented [people to] use their Personal Tax Identification Number . . . to apply [for] and receive a RI driver’s license."

Says El Paso was named America’s "Safest Large City" a year after San Antonio, Houston and Dallas had the nation’s highest crime rates.

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