Topic: Criminal Justice
Existing research doesn’t
clearly show support for or against the death penalty as a deterrent, so
Coburn can't prove his viewpoint is correct. (In England, when the sentence for picking someone’s pocket could be death by hanging, pickpockets were known to work the crowds at public executions.)
However, executions, along
with prison sentences and other punishments for crime, do generally
The donation and court appearance are verified, however Abbott’s intervention was
limited to defending the constitutionality of a Texas law that essentially gives immunity to hospitals for credentialing dangerous physicians..
There was no statistical evidence to support Giuliani’s
claim,and even if there was statistical evidence it would have been cherry-picking data.
The Pentagon has reported that Guantanamo’s cost comes down to about $3 million per detainee per year -- about 100 times the average annual cost of a federal prisoner
The truth is Obama has continuously encouraged working with police to find solutions and has also repeatedly emphasized the importance of law enforcement and the fact that police officers have a dangerous job.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed the suit for an unnamed juror to lift a lifetime gag order regarding the case. A juror disagrees with what has been revealed by McCulloch and feels the jury was ill informed. Legislators have asked for a review to see if McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury.
The United States far and away incarcerates more people than its peers,
in terms of the portion of its population behind bars, despite having a
comparable amount of crime.
The city relies heavily on ticketing
practices to generate revenue for the city. Between 2011 and 2013, African-Americans made up 95 percent of those
charged with improper “manner of walking in roadway,” 94
percent of those charged with “failure to comply,” and 92 percent of
those charged with disturbance of the peace. Blacks account for
just 67 percent of the city's population.
There is no research that supports this point. The one study that
even begins to address the topic has too small a sample size -- and too
many variables -- to shed light on Carson's claim. Additionally, experts told us
the sex culture in prison is not comparable to sex culture outside of
prison, making it a bad analogy.
Giuliani attacks the Justice Department's scathing report of racial bias within the Ferguson Police Department, claiming that there was little evidence to prove racism within the department. On the contrary, most people can see plenty of evidence in the report.
Beck made a few clear mistakes here. First, it appears he mistook Hamas
for Hezbollah. Second, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah remain on the official,
and legally binding, State Department terror lists, as they have for
The 2010 Citizens United ruling said,"independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not
give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” Those making
independent expenditures “may have influence over or access to elected
officials,” but that “does not mean those officials are corrupt.” Yet this lawsuit against a powerful Democrat shows that corruption is alive and well.
JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo,
Citibank, GMAC and Bank of America violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) with hundreds of non-judicial foreclosures on soldiers' homes while they were serving our country. Feb 2015.
This calculation, according to PolitiFact, is 14 years
old, and changes in the underlying data suggest that the actual odds of
incarceration may be somewhat smaller today. Still, other evidence
suggests that blacks have a disproportionate likelihood of ending up in
There were 3,384 homicides in Texas for the three years between 2011 and 2013, compared to an estimated 584 murder charges involving undocumented immigrants over a period stretching nearly four years.That’s nowhere near half, despite counting an additional year of murder charges involving undocumented immigrants.
PolitiFact found that in 2013, there were fewer than 100,000 noncitizens -- legal and
undocumented -- in federal and state prisons. Though it’s also possible that
many of these individuals are held for immigration violations as opposed
to other crimes.
Lorenzo Davis, a fired IRPA investigator, reveals that the independent agency tasked with policing Chicago cops hasn’t released
findings on several unjustified police shootings because its leaders are
more concerned with protecting officers than investigating citizen
1. End Broken-Windows Policing; 2. End Policing for Profit; 3 .Limit Use of Force; 4. Demilitarization; 5. Body Cams/Film the Police; 6. Improved Training; 7. Community Oversight; 8. Community representation; 9. Fair Police Contracts; 10. Independent Investigations and Prosecutions.
Bush points to reports that many criminal illegal immigrants have been
released, and there is evidence that it sometimes happens. But it is an
exaggeration to say that none are deported. Last year, ICE deported
about 86,000 illegal immigrants convicted of previous crimes.
Eleven unnamed teens are suing Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department
of Corrections and 15 wardens from facilities around the state for failing to protect an at-risk segment
of the prison population and demonstrating "deliberate indifference to
The data found by PolitiFact shows that among countries more like America economically,
nations with stricter regulation have much lower rates of gun-related
The Black Lives Matter movement has been protesting police brutality and calling for criminal justice reform. Remarks like Palin's are exactly what creates the rage in the first place. Her bigotry dehumanizes people across the country and gives Christians a black eye.
The House Minority Leader said, "There's already a Select Committee on Benghazi, and there will likely be
one to investigate Planned Parenthood." She now wants to create a committee to investigate
the "crisis" of mass shootings. In 2015 alone, there have been 45 mass shootings
Studies of prisoners who had a gun when committing
a crime showed that 3% to 11% purchased the
weapon at a store or gun show.
But the studies only tell us where the guns came from, not whether they were acquired legally.
Cruz misquoted a study
of voting registration of
all felons (not just violent felons) after being released from prison in three states. It does not address their political choice when committing the crime. Less than half registered to vote after release, and most of those were Democrats.
As of June 10, 2016, PolitiFact has reviewed 154 statements by Donald Trump. Twelve (12) were true or mostly true. Forty nine (49) were 1/2 True of Mostly-False. And Ninety three (93) were False or Pants-on-Fire. Below are just a few: