Money was spent on hundreds of death row inmates
"Since 1978, California has spent $5 billion to put 13 people to death."
— Politifact California on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Less than 22 percent
"One third of all federal prisoners today are illegal immigrants."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Numbers add up, but claim does not
"In Catherine Cortez Masto's last term as attorney general, Nevada murder went up 11 percent, robbery went up 28 percent, rape 51 percent. When Cortez Masto left office, Nevada ranked as America's third most dangerous state."
— Politifact Nevada on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Slight misquote; and no data, but not a lie
Says Barack Obama "said black males are two times more likely to be shot by a law enforcement officer than white males" and "that is a lie" because "there is no data."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Claim riddled with exaggeration
Germany "is crime-riddled right now" because of migration to Europe.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Far more government spending goes to rape crisis charities
North Carolina spent "almost as much as it spends on government rape crisis programs in a year" to convene a special session for HB2.
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, April 1st, 2016
Far more complicated
Says Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg agreed to use a technicality to give a convicted sex offender a new hearing because "he didn’t understand the charge."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
County won a round, lost two
Travis County residents "trusted me to take on Tom DeLay — and we won."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
High but not that high
"A third of the budget for the city of Ferguson (Missouri) was being reaped by civil fines."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Major agreement came three months later
"When we held recent economic dialogues with China, we agreed on over 100 different things — including wildlife trafficking and volcano research. None of these 100-plus points of agreement addressed cybersecurity."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Statement cherry-picks, twists an academic study
"Here’s the simple and undeniable fact: The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Possible, but not at all automatic
In Milwaukee County, juveniles arrested for car theft "get sent immediately home, because under the point system in juvenile court" on holding suspects, "a stolen car gets zero points."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, October 19th, 2015
Not all killings are murders
From 2014 to 2015, Austin’s "murder rate is up a whopping 83 percent."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, October 16th, 2015
By itself, a joint doesn't get you into the joint
"We are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Walker eventually provided funding
Says Scott Walker "brags a lot about having an independent agency investigate police shootings. Of course, he didn’t fund it."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Actions by U.S, Texas--and Mexico
"I deployed the Texas National Guard" to the Texas-Mexico border. "And the policy worked; apprehensions at the border declined 74 percent."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, July 26th, 2015
It happens, in some cases at higher rates
"This type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Total sentence was 4 years, not 13
The man who killed a motorist who fatally struck a 2-year-old was "back on the street" because he had received a 13-year sentence for bank robbery but only "served two years."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Schools had (and kept) the power
Leticia Van de Putte "voted to stop schools from removing teachers convicted of a felony."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Data incomplete; many factors involved
Data on violent crime shows Wisconsin "has become less safe than it was when Scott Walker took office."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014