Rare, yes. Never? Data disagrees
"Not a single unarmed white person has been shot by the police" in New York in about 45 years.
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
It's always been a possibility
"We were told there would never be a case of Ebola in the United States."
— Politifact National on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Update: Hill says he misspoke
"Every 28 hours" an unarmed black person is shot by a cop.
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Physicians, fix thy statistics
"Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
Hundreds? Maybe two per year. Maybe.
Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 7th, 2013
State official visited 12 days before explosion
Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
No different than Clinton or George W. Bush
"The incidents of threats against (President Barack Obama) are greater than for any other president in modern times."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, March 18th, 2013
Company shows paper trail
Signs letter saying Consumer Product Safety Commission is acting "without consultation or input from the company" to stop the sale of Buckyballs.
— Politifact Tennessee on Monday, October 15th, 2012
The mayor way overshoots his target
Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
"Last resort" does not = threat
Says "city leadership is threatening to lay off police and emergency services personnel to balance the budget."
— Politifact Tennessee on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Some members didn't ask for this
"We didn’t go out asking people" to join the "stand your ground" task force.
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
AFSCME officials say they can't 'prove' the claim
"We have 395 inmates pushed into triple-bunked cells intended for two inmates and bunked in classrooms and areas supposed to be designated for inmate labor."
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Something smells wrong here.
"Hydrogen sulfide . . . [was] used in the genocide of Jews in Germany. "
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Cites national average that isn't
Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Says the government wants to require farm tractor drivers to hold commercial driver’s licenses even if they’re just crossing a single public road.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
There is an association, but it's not "most."
"Most of your serial killers, most of your people who commit domestic violence, they start off by abusing animals."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Most generous in New England, but not in U.S.
"What we have now is the most generous, in my opinion, 'good time' bill in the entire United States."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, March 21st, 2011
This claim is stuck in a dead spot
Says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will "force you to stop using your cell phone" while driving.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, December 18th, 2010
"Barack Obama has consistently voted against tougher penalties for criminals."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 27th, 2008