Statements about Public Safety

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

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

Says president is ‘spending $2.2 billion to give away "ObamaPhones." ’

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

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

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

Says there’s no proven instance where hydraulic fracking has polluted groundwater.

Says he banned texting while driving in Austin.

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.

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.

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

Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."

Says the federal government threatened to impose a no-fly zone in Texas if state legislators bar airport security officials from performing pat-downs.

There have been "at least four incidents where bullets from Mexico have crossed the border."

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.

Says that under Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers have had "standing orders" not to inquire into the immigration status of people unless they're under arrest.

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