Statements about Public Safety

"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."

"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."

Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.

Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.

Signs letter saying Consumer Product Safety Commission is acting "without consultation or input from the company" to stop the sale of Buckyballs.

Signs letter saying Consumer Product Safety Commission is acting "without consultation or input from the company" to stop the sale of Buckyballs.

"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence  and child abuse."

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.

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