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stated on October 3, 2023 in a video
An ABC News headline said, “Journalist covering the Hunter Biden case dies after being shot 7 times.”
stated on June 27, 2023 in Interview
China sends “fentanyl into America killing 80,000 Americans a year.”
stated on September 5, 2023 in an Instagram post
“California Democrats have proposed Bill 553, which makes it ILLEGAL to confront or fight back against looters, burglars and shoplifters.”
stated on August 25, 2023 in una publicación en Facebook
La Proposición 47 en California dice "cualquier persona que trate de robar artículos con un valor menos de $950 no serán llevados a la cárcel, ni serán penados por ningún tipo de ley".
stated on August 27, 2023 in an Instagram post
Photo shows someone stealing less than $950 of goods in California.
stated on August 15, 2023 in a Truth Social post
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “campaigned and raised money on, ‘I will get Trump.’”
stated on August 4, 2023 in a speech in Alabama
“They are trying to make it illegal to question the results of a bad election.”
stated on June 18, 2023 in a video
“New California bill charges parents with child abuse for refusing to ‘affirm’ their kid’s gender identity.”
stated on June 3, 2023 in a TikTok post
“Cocaine, porn, evidence of child trafficking found in (Gov. Gretchen) Whitmer’s car.”
stated on May 24, 2023 in an Instagram post
A list shows violent crimes in Los Angeles that “people will be set free on as of today.”
stated on May 8, 2023 in a Facebook post
“Both murderers in Texas were not only illegals, but gang members” and were “most likely tied to MS-13.”
stated on May 7, 2023 in remarks on CNN's "State of the Union"
“This year, there have been 13,000 deaths by gun violence. The vast majority, 95% of them, are in inner cities, where you have some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.”
stated on March 20, 2023 in a speech at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
“Many law enforcement agencies didn’t submit their (hate crime) data to the FBI.”
stated on April 23, 2023 in a post
People are participating in “National Rape Day’” on April 24.
stated on April 4, 2023 in una publicación en Facebook
“Joe Biden liberará a reos tras visita de Marco Rubio a El Salvador”.
stated on April 3, 2023 in a Tweet
“Florida man charged with a hate crime” for defacing pride crosswalk.
stated on March 23, 2023 in un post de Facebook
“La mayor parte” del fentanilo que llega a los puertos de Estados Unidos viene desde Canadá.
stated on March 26, 2023 in a tweet
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was involved in a covered-up DUI accident
stated on March 10, 2023 in a news release
Sullivan County “has the highest opioid death rate in all of New York state” yet “it’s the only county in the Hudson Valley not included in the federal High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area” program.
stated on March 28, 2023 in a speech
In the U.S., “you’re not allowed to own a machine gun.”
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By Amy Sherman • July 31, 2023
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By Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa • July 27, 2023
Did Donald Trump ever apologize to the ‘Central Park Five’?
By Conor Amendola • July 25, 2023
Jason Aldean's 'Try That in a Small Town' video includes footage from non-US protests
By Jeff Cercone • July 20, 2023
Fact-checking Ron DeSantis' 2024 presidential campaign kickoff on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk
By Matthew Crowley • May 24, 2023
Stormy Daniels’ order to pay Trump in failed defamation lawsuit is unrelated to NY case
By Samantha Putterman • April 7, 2023
Indictment of a president was unprecedented before Trump in the U.S., but not other countries
By Yacob Reyes • April 4, 2023
La violencia armada es la principal causa de muerte entre las personas de 1 a 19 años
By Amy Sherman • April 3, 2023
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By Samantha Putterman • April 3, 2023
No evidence of growing trend of trans radicalization or terrorism, experts say
By Grace Abels • March 31, 2023
¿Qué cuenta como un tiroteo masivo? La definición varía
By Maria Briceño • March 31, 2023
7 false claims from Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s segments on Jan. 6 footage
By Samantha Putterman • March 7, 2023
Fact-checking Ron DeSantis' 2023 State of the State claims about crime, Florida’s growth
By Amy Sherman • March 7, 2023
Latest promises about Crime
Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
Direct federal resources to help prevent violence against transgender women
Have mandatory minimum sentences for criminals caught trying to re-enter the United States illegally
Fully fund the COPS program
Fully fund the Violence Against Women Act
Initiate a grant and training program for law enforcement to deter cyber crime
Push for Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation
Create new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud
Restore funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program