Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Crime Michael Bloomberg stated on February 19, 2020 in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas: “When we discovered, I discovered, that we were doing many, many, too many stop and frisks, we cut 95% of it out.” Facebook posts stated on December 29, 2019 in a Facebook post: There have been 317 criminal indictments under three recent Republican presidents and only three indictments under three recent Democratic presidents. Jeff Jensen stated on November 20, 2019 in an interview with St. Louis Public Radio: "It’s nothing I do, but the probation office here in the Eastern District of Missouri is the best in the country. They have about a 7.5% recidivism rate, compared to national averages of 70 or 80%" Paul Gigot stated on December 7, 2019 in an interview: Says the impeachment of President Donald Trump would be the first in U.S. history "without a specific criminal statute or crime that the president who is impeached would have allegedly committed." Jean Evans stated on October 7, 2019 in Missouri Times article: "Missouri, in general, has more crime, percentage-wise, than the rest of the country. So, we are seeing overall crime throughout the country is going down but not here in Missouri." Amy Klobuchar stated on August 12, 2019 in an interview: The "boyfriend loophole" means that "if you commit a serious crime of domestic abuse against your wife, you can't get a gun, but if you do it against your girlfriend, you can." Bernie Sanders stated on August 5, 2019 in a Facebook meme: "In 2016, counties hosting a Trump rally saw a 226% spike in hate crimes." Donald Trump stated on August 1, 2019 in a rally: "The homicide rate in Baltimore is significantly higher than El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. ... I believe it’s higher than Afghanistan." Kamala Harris stated on June 27, 2019 in a Democratic presidential debate: Says "I disagreed" with President Obama’s Secure Communities deportation program Joe Biden stated on May 14, 2019 in a campaign event: The 1994 crime bill "did not generate mass incarceration." Facebook posts stated on April 14, 2019 in a Facebook post: "When you pull up to the gas pump to fill up your car, get your cell phone and search for Bluetooth devices. If a sequence of letters and numbers show up don’t pay at the pump. One of the pumps has a credit card skimmer inside of it. All of these skimmers run on bluetooth." Joe Biden stated on February 15, 2019 in a tweet: "Since the passage of (the Violence Against Women Act), annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by 63 percent." Donald Trump stated on February 5, 2019 in a State of the Union Address: San Diego’s border barrier "almost completely ended illegal crossings." Garry McCarthy stated on December 11, 2018 in a speech: "There was almost a 70 percent reduction in police-related shootings under my tenure because of training, supervision and policy decisions." Scott Walker stated on September 12, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Tony Evers "wants to cut Wisconsin's prison population in half, a dangerous plan that today would mean releasing thousands of violent criminals back into our communities." Mike DeWine stated on August 22, 2018 in a TV ad: "While Richard Cordray was Attorney General, 12,000 rape kits like Allyssa's were left untested. Cordray's failure left serial rapists free to strike again. Then Mike DeWine became Attorney General. He tested all 12,000 rape kits. Now hundreds of rapists are behind bars." Greater Wisconsin Committee stated on August 20, 2018 in a TV ad: "When the law stopped Tony Evers from revoking a teacher's license for viewing pornography, Tony worked with lawmakers from both parties to change the law so offenders could be kicked out of the classroom." Matt Flynn stated on August 8, 2018 in a candidates forum: Says he was "not part of transferring" any priests accused of sexual abuse. Scott Walker stated on August 7, 2018 in a tweet: "A number of Democrats running for governor want to cut the prison population by 50%" and "that would require the release of thousands of violent felons." Bloggers stated on July 19, 2018 in a blog post: "Satanic leader confesses to sacrificing 675 children 'gifted' to him by doctors." Paul Soglin stated on March 23, 2018 in a public forum: "If there is a firearm available, it is 17 times more likely to be used either for suicide or for assaulting a friend, relative, an acquaintance than it is to be used in fending off an intruder." Bill Hightower stated on April 18, 2018 in a debate: "In Mobile, it’s something like, 1,700 families generate 80 percent of the crime. We know who those families are." Stacey Abrams stated on February 14, 2018 in campaign website: "The majority of Georgians incarcerated in local jails have never been convicted of crime. They are simply too poor to pay their bail." Kevin Nicholson stated on February 18, 2018 in an interview: "There are more guns in this country than there are people." Donald Trump stated on January 30, 2018 in State of the Union address: Many gang members have taken advantage of "glaring loopholes and our laws to enter the country as illegal, unaccompanied, alien minors." Bill Nelson stated on February 2, 2018 in a tweet: "Violent crime in Puerto Rico is on the rise as nearly one-third of the island remains without power." Cory Booker stated on January 16, 2018 in an interview on CNN: "In American history since 9/11, we've had 85 major attacks in our country, 73 percent of them have been by white nationalist hate groups." Infowars stated on December 23, 2017 in a headline: "Pier 39 terrorist was an anti-Trump antifa supporter." Lupe Valdez stated on July 31, 2017 in a Dallas Morning News news story: Says Texas Department of Public Safety numbers show that 1.6 percent of crime is committed by unauthorized immigrants. Marsha Blackburn stated on November 9, 2017 in a Fox News post: "When Phoenix dropped its sanctuary city policy in 2008, its murder rate fell 27 percent the following year."