Statements about Public Safety
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.
Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."
Commercial buses in the United States have "a stellar safety record, a safety record that exceeds that of any other commercial mode or surface transportation mode."
Says the federal government threatened to impose a no-fly zone in Texas if state legislators bar airport security officials from performing pat-downs.
"Most of your serial killers, most of your people who commit domestic violence, they start off by abusing animals."
If we had the same staffing ratio (of officers to residents) as Seattle, we'd have 300 more officers in our department."
"Most Americans live within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant."
"What we have now is the most generous, in my opinion, 'good time' bill in the entire United States."
"Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States, and Rhode Island has the second-highest incidence of this disease in the country."
There have been "at least four incidents where bullets from Mexico have crossed the border."
Says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will "force you to stop using your cell phone" while driving.
Texas leads "the country in drunk driving fatalities."
Says he's arrested more criminals, "including thousands of child predators and sex offenders," than any previous Texas attorney general.
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