Statements about Crime

Says Texas has "11 different felonies you can commit with an oyster."

Says according to the FBI, more people are killed each year with hammers and clubs than rifles.

Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.

Says that like Todd Akin, all Texas Republicans in U.S. House cosponsored a bill "that attempts to distinguish between ‘forcible rape’ and other sexual assaults."

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

Says PolitiFact "validated and independently documented" its "criminal history" claims about Adan Ballesteros.

Says Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley reduces 36 percent of felonies to misdemeanors and hands them off to her.

Says his Texas election fraud investigations have resulted in 50 convictions.

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

Says "we brought crime rate down by 30 percent" when he was mayor of Dallas.

Says Texas does not regulate the appearance of some kinds of imitation firearms sold in Texas.

Says murder is the chief cause of death for pregnant women.

Says the Obama administration catches and releases nonviolent illegal immigrants.

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 the Texas Board of Nursing has a backlog of "3,000 complaints against nurses, many of them sexual assaults, malfeasance."

The "six largest cities in Ohio all have higher rates of violence and crime than every major city along the U.S.-Mexico border."

In Texas, "sexting is a felony sex offense for teenagers — that can mean up to 10 years in prison."

Says that 98,184 Texans are now driving with temporary driver’s licenses lacking their photos.

"In the last five years, 28,000 people have been killed along the U.S.-Mexico border."

Says he's arrested more criminals, "including thousands of child predators and sex offenders," than any previous Texas attorney general.

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