Statements about Crime

Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."

"No one on my staff has ever been charged with a crime."

Because of voter fraud, Republican candidates "need to do a point or two better" to win statewide elections in Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker is helping pay for the criminal defense of a man accused of "boy rape."

Says a study shows that children who live with a biological parent and the parent's boyfriend or girlfriend "have a 20 times greater chance of being sexually abused."

Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "eliminated" sheriff’s office funding for providing security for presidential and presidential campaign visits.  

Says 85 percent of Milwaukee shootings involve "people with extensive criminal records shooting other people with extensive criminal records."

Says Milwaukee County buses are no less safe now than a year or two ago.

The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department  "plays only a limited role as a traditional law enforcement agency" and in 2009 reported far fewer crimes to the FBI than the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police did.

Assaults on Wisconsin law enforcement officers are up 224 percent statewide since 2005

"We continue to see these isolated incidents of people trying to vote five, six times a day."

Says Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen "knew about (the Ken Kratz sexting) case for nearly a year and did nothing about it."

"Under Tom Barrett’s leadership, violent crime in Milwaukee has decreased by over 20% -- to its lowest levels in more than 20 years."

"Over 22,000 unique Internet Protocol addresses -- in Wisconsin alone -- have downloaded child pornography."

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