Statements about Public Safety

"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.

Says Ron Paul insisted FEMA should be shut down.

Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions.

Says the government wants to require farm tractor drivers to hold commercial driver’s licenses even if they’re just crossing a single public road.

"There are 30,000 people that have been killed with seat belts."

"Providence is one of the busiest fire departments for its relative size in the country."

Says 11 percent of the nation’s fatal car crashes in 2009 were attributed to distracted driving.

Says the state’s new collective bargaining law effectively eliminates police unions' ability to negotiate.

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