Statements about Crime

Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."

Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."

Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."

Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."

Says carbon monoxide is still employed to euthanize dogs and cats in 29 Texas animal shelters.

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 Gov. Rick Perry has been "begging" for the federal government to send the Coast Guard to patrol two lakes on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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