Bucking the trend
"In the last six years of Cianci’s administration violent crime was down in the United States. It was down in the region. It was down in Rhode Island. But it was up in Providence."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, October 6th, 2014
The numbers are off, but the DEA agrees
Of the 98 top oxycodone-dispensing doctors who used to live in Florida, "today, there are none."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Accurately cites official figures, but they are an undercount
In 2012, there were nearly 12.2 million arrests and only 410 "uses of deadly force" by police in the United States.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, August 29th, 2014
Except this year, and trend is down
"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, August 29th, 2014
Mayor says recruiting African-American officers is tough
In Ferguson, Mo., "you've got three black officers and 50 white officers with a town that is 67 percent African-American."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Supported by old data, one robocall poll
"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Security stepped up around Capitol
David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Sworn officers must respond to all calls
Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Small percentage of U.K. police are armed
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, May 31st, 2013
If you're a woman who weighs about a hundred, yes
A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Don't let a human drive the driverless car
"Already, a prototype driverless car has traveled more than 300,000 miles in the crowded maze of California streets without a single accident."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, March 25th, 2013
It's no horror story
Says since Australia passed tough gun laws, "homicides by firearm have declined almost 60 percent."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Little to slow down this claim.
"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Some of those tax breaks are off limits.
Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."
— Politifact Oregon on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Not quite a bull's-eye.
"Rhode Island is the only state where officers at state-supported [colleges] carry out their duties unarmed."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
By a precise definition
Says there’s no proven instance where hydraulic fracking has polluted groundwater.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
16 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation
Says 11 percent of the nation’s fatal car crashes in 2009 were attributed to distracted driving.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, June 20th, 2011
Management gets the final word
Says the state’s new collective bargaining law effectively eliminates police unions' ability to negotiate.
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Contracts unsustainable, Tovo said
Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."
— Politifact Texas on Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Sir, I need you to count backwards from 1,235
Texas leads "the country in drunk driving fatalities."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, November 18th, 2010