Maybe, but no solid data
In 2016, Dallas, Texas, has fewer "police officer-related shootings than any large city in America."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Data to compare states limited
"Right now, our corrections department charges taxpayers between $30,000 and $40,000 a year per person we lock up," she said. "That’s actually cheap when you compare us to the rest of the country."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, July 8th, 2016
Is cherrypicking numbers a crime?
"Of all the people in federal prison for possession of illegal substances, 77 percent of them are not citizens of the United States."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 17th, 2016
Distorted by missing context
Says North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers was the only Republican to vote against "an amendment to prioritize the deportation of sexual criminals who are illegal immigrants."
— Politifact North Carolina on Monday, May 23rd, 2016
But then there's the DCYF
"You’re in more trouble if you leave your pet in the car than if you leave your child in the car."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, April 17th, 2016
A different time, a different place
Says President Barack Obama "appointed Eric Holder as attorney general. Eric Holder said he viewed his mission as brainwashing the American people against guns."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 15th, 2016
She's not singled out
Says Hillary Clinton "is under investigation with the FBI right now."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 14th, 2016
One clear-cut incident
In Texas, "we've had three ISIS-related incidents already."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
Depends on length of sentence
"It costs a hell of a lot more money to put somebody in jail than send them to the University of Virginia."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, November 23rd, 2015
More conditions apply
Texas legislation "would allow… teachers to kill their students if they felt it was needed."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, November 6th, 2015
Detainees have rights
"In the year 2013, the Obama administration released 104,000 criminal illegal aliens. They released 196 murderers – people with homicide convictions, who are here illegally."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, August 28th, 2015
Crime bill gets some, not all, blame
"The policy mistakes that ... the Clintons made got us, in large degree, to the situation that we are in today with mass incarceration."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Not a crime by itself
"For most black people in the history of this country … it was illegal to pass as a white person. You were actually put in jail if you tried to pass."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Overstated, a bit
Says "Florida is a model" for successful pretrial release programs.
— Politifact PunditFact on Friday, June 12th, 2015
He has a point, but it's more nuanced than he says
Due to "over-incarceration … in 1950, two out of three young black men were in the workforce. Today, it's one out of three black men are in the workforce."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 15th, 2015
Available figures are for the county, not the city
"Black people are eight times more likely to be arrested than white people" in Madison.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 9th, 2015
Teasing out why
Texas has "the lowest crime rate in this state since 1968" because of changes in law regarding nonviolent drug offenders.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
An incomplete study
More "than 80 percent of sex trafficking victims in America are U.S. citizens."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, January 30th, 2015
An apples and oranges mix
Milwaukee "incarcerates 1.2% of white men" and has "incarcerated over 50% of black men in their 30s."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
University of Texas students "signed a petition seeking the legal right to abort newborn babies up to five-years-old."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014