Statements about Criminal Justice
Says Debo Adegbile "was nominated to serve as a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals" and "was abruptly withdrawn by the administration."
"New York is the safest big city in the nation, and our crime reductions have been steeper than any other big city’s."
Says a gun bill before the Senate would make it a federal felony to "leave town for more than seven days, and leave someone else at home with your firearms."
If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go."
"Today, about 40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check."
"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."
"There's a loophole where you can sell guns without a background check … 40 percent of guns are sold that way" at gun shows and over the Internet.
"It costs more money to put a person on death row than it does to lock them up for the rest of their lives because of attorney fees."
Says the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million inmates, and the majority of Americans are imprisoned because they sold small amounts of drugs.
Says a quote at the top of the redesigned website for the Department of Justice comes from a socialist who wanted to impose global common law.
"When we look at the number of murders in the United States (in) 2009, we had 9,500 people murdered. When we look around the world, we see ... large countries, the U.K., Germany, Japan had 200 or less killed in a year."
"Saturday's shootings reflect a disturbing trend. Mass shootings have become commonplace since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. There have been dozens of incidents where three or more people have been fatally wounded. Hundreds have died."
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