Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Crime Facebook posts stated on February 10, 2020 in a Facebook post: “Violent crime in South Bend doubled during Mayor Pete’s tenure.” Adam Kinzinger stated on August 9, 2019 in a TV interview: "97% of murders occur with handguns." Curt Schilling stated on August 10, 2019 in a tweet: Law-abiding gun owners stop crimes "2.5 million times a year," according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. Ivanka Trump stated on August 6, 2019 in a tweet: "Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year...With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground." Facebook posts stated on July 15, 2019 in a Facebook post: "SIX of the most prominent activists during the Ferguson riots have all been found burned to death in their cars. There are no coincidences here." Pete Buttigieg stated on July 4, 2019 in an event in Carrol, Iowa: "A black person is four times as likely as a white person to be incarcerated for the exact same crime." Donald Trump stated on June 18, 2019 in remarks to reporters on the White House South Lawn.: Says the Central Park Five "admitted their guilt." Cory Booker stated on March 27, 2019 in a CNN town hall in South Carolina: Says President Donald Trump "cut funding from the Justice Department to investigate these domestic terrorist groups, these white supremacist groups." Donald Trump stated on February 13, 2019 in a speech: "Violent crime is now going down for the first time in a long while." Garry McCarthy stated on January 15, 2019 in a campaign ad: Says Chicago "had the lowest murder rates in a generation" during his time as police superintendent. Tom Cotton stated on November 16, 2018 in a tweet: "There have been no hearings" on a criminal justice bill being considered in the Senate. Mike Bost stated on October 22, 2018 in a campaign ad: Says Brendan Kelly "allowed half of the criminals he faced to walk free" and "failed to protect women who were violently assaulted," allowing "those guilty of sexual assault to cut inexcusable plea deals." Ken Paxton stated on October 25, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Ken Paxton "shut down the world’s largest human trafficking marketplace." Donald Trump stated on October 22, 2018 in a rally for Republican candidates in Houston: Says Beto O’Rourke "voted to shield MS-13 gang members from deportation." Florida Strong stated on October 17, 2018 in a Facebook video: Says Andrew Gillum "oversaw a 52 percent increase in murder." Senate Leadership Fund stated on September 25, 2018 in an attack ad: Says Jacky Rosen "voted against stopping criminals from re-entering the United States." Ted Cruz stated on September 21, 2018 in a debate at Southern Methodist University: Says Beto O’Rourke described police as "modern-day Jim Crow." Gavin Newsom stated on August 17, 2018 in a TV interview: Says John Cox "parroted, parroted Trump — almost verbatim — on the children’s separation issues at the border." Donald Trump stated on August 22, 2018 in a tweet: Says the "South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers" and alleges a "large scale killing of farmers" in the country. Bloggers stated on July 13, 2018 in a blog post: "An elderly British politician has been savagely beaten to a bloody pulp by a gang of anti-Trump protestors because he ‘welcomed’ the U.S. president to the United Kingdom." Bloggers stated on July 5, 2018 in a blog post: "US representatives promise implement of UN gun-control plans" Donald Trump stated on June 23, 2018 in a campaign speech: "We’ve already started (the border wall). We started it in San Diego." Ted Cruz stated on June 11, 2018 in an interview aired on "Think," produced by KERA radio in Dallas: "There’s actually a court order that prevents keeping the kids with the parents when you put the parents in jail." Nancy Pelosi stated on May 23, 2018 in a CNN town hall: A recent spending bill had at least "$1.6 billion in there ... for schools to give them an opportunity to secure them." Jeff Sessions stated on May 8, 2018 in remarks to a conference: A legal settlement that reined in Chicago police "resulted in approximately 236 additional victims killed and over 1,100 additional shootings in 2016 alone." Donald Trump stated on May 15, 2018 in a speech: Says of MS-13 gang members, "We are getting them out of our country by the thousands." Jeff Sessions stated on March 7, 2018 in a speech in Sacramento: "California won’t let law enforcement officers like you and your people transfer prisoners to ICE custody or even to communicate with ICE that you’re about to release them from your custody — people that ICE is looking for." Ted Deutch stated on February 21, 2018 in a CNN town hall: "Mass shootings went up 200 percent in the decade after the assault weapons ban expired." Jeff Greenfield stated on February 14, 2018 in a tweet: "In the rest of the world, there have been 18 school shootings in the last twenty years. In the U.S., there have been 18 school shootings since January 1." Scott Walker stated on January 11, 2018 in a tweet: Says Paul Soglin took Madison backward -- "businesses have left and murders have gone up."