Justice could be blinder
"African-Americans are more likely to be arrested by police and sentenced to longer prison terms for doing the same thing that whites do."
— Politifact National on Friday, February 26th, 2016
444 indictments, to be exact
"We are almost halfway to our goal of 1,000 rapes prosecuted!"
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Mad at your dealer? Call 911
A Texas police department bought an ad telling drug dealers, "We can take your competition off the streets for FREE."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, October 30th, 2015
"90% of Americans want national background checks that close loopholes."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, October 5th, 2015
County government, as a whole, not as diverse
The racial and ethnic makeup of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office mirrors the community it serves.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Question being asked: Is there a war on cops?
"Eighty-three law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year. Twenty-four of them were shot and killed in cold blood."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Rate fluctuates but is up
The murder rate in Atlanta is on the rise this year.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Letter supports claim
"Jasper County in Texas raised property taxes by 7 percent in order to pay for one death penalty case."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Church shooting labeled early as "hate crime"
Only five states, including Georgia, do not have a hate crimes law.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Down from 2014? Unconfirmed
"Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
But the state prison population increased
Last year, "we saw the first reduction in the federal prison population in 32 years."
— Politifact National on Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Numbers add up
"There are more African American men in prison, jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, December 7th, 2014
State also in top 10 for overall homicide rate
Georgia ranks No. 9 in the rate of women murdered by men.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Her numbers are right
More women were killed by their husbands or boyfriends since Sept. 11 than "all the Americans who were killed by 9/11 or in Afghanistan and Iraq."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Spot on, experts say
"More than three women per day lose their lives at the hands of their partners."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Homicide accounted for 40 percent of deaths in the age group
The No. 1 cause of death for African-American males 15-34 is murder.
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, August 24th, 2014
It's an incentive, but not the root cause
"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Hiring pace lags departures
Under Mayor Tom Barrett, the number of Milwaukee police officers "has not increased."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, August 18th, 2014
Clarke stands by his position
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. advised citizens to "point that barrel center mass and pull the trigger" because "911 is not our best option."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Lots of firepower
There are "approximately 20,000 annual gun purchases in Rhode Island."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 20th, 2014