Statements about Crime
"I’m running the second-largest county district attorney’s office … at 1985 staffing levels."
Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work."
Under Wisconsin law, "anyone who knows anything about a John Doe" secret criminal investigation "can't talk about it."
"In the city of Milwaukee, we’ve still got a mayor and a police chief who are furloughing police officers at a time when we have violence all across the city."
"Milwaukee has the second-highest" number of children recovered from sex trafficking.
Milwaukee has seen "an uptick in violence" since 2010, and "the only period of calm we get is when winter sets in."
"Drone technology now allows an individual to be recorded in their homes by drones as small as birds and immediately uploaded to the internet."
Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.
A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.
"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."
Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."
Domestic violence "is seen as a pre-existing" health condition and "women had to pay 50 percent more for health care because of gender ratings," but under Obamacare, "all of that is over."
"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."
A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.
Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."
In 2009, the FBI "referred more than 71,000" cases of people failing background checks when trying to buy a gun to another federal agency, "but U.S. attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them."
"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.
Since the federal Violence Against Women Act was adopted in 1994, "cases of domestic violence have fallen by 67 percent."
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
Says House Republicans "tried to change the definition of rape."
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