Statements about Public Safety

In 2012, there were nearly 12.2 million arrests and only 410 "uses of deadly force" by police in the United States.

Milwaukee County taxpayers paid $370,000 to settle a lawsuit over a decision by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. to use "untrained corrections officers" rather than deputies to patrol the lakefront.

A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.

As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."

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

Says Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles."

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