Latest Fact-checks on Alcee Hastings Alcee Hastings stated on February 5, 2019 in a statement to the press: "In 2018, we endured a school shooting nearly once a week." Alcee Hastings stated on May 16, 2016 in a House resolution: The Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, "threatens global public health." Alcee Hastings stated on February 5, 2015 in a telephone interview with CNN: A Texas law says "that you can’t shoot bears out of the second floor of a window." Alcee Hastings stated on February 5, 2015 in an interview with CNN: One Texas city "has a law that says that women can only have six dildos." Alcee Hastings stated on May 29, 2012 in a press conference: Florida election officials’ requests to some residents to submit proof of citizenship is a "backdoor poll tax."