Skip to comments.Have Barack Obama and Eric Holder Caused an Increase in Mass Murder?
Posted on 10/21/2013 10:18:01 PM PDT by Nachum
Attorney General Eric Holder said today, in a speech to a convention of police chiefs, that mass shooting incidents have tripled in the last few years:
Between 2000 and 2008, the U.S. experienced an average of five mass shootings every year. Since then the annual average has tripled, Holder said. So far in 2013, there have been at least 12, he said.
According to Justice Department figures on mass shootings, 404 people were shot and 207 people were killed from 2009 to 2012. From 2000 to 2008, 324 people were shot and 145 were killed.
So Holder is telling us that since he took over as AG, mass shooting incidents have tripled. Normally that might be considered an admission against interest, inasmuch as he is the nations chief law enforcement officer. But of course Holder didnt take any responsibility for the trend he described. As far as I can tell, Democrats are interested in crime only when it serves as an excuse for gun control; never as a reason to consider more effective law enforcement measures, or to step up prosecution and punishment of criminals.
I think Holders numbers are roughly correct. They are consistent with this report on active shooter incidents from 2000 to 2010. One wonders, though: why is Holder obsessed with active shooters? Such individuals, almost always deranged, are extraordinarily rare. Is it statistically meaningful for 12 such incidents to occur in a population of 315 million, as opposed to four or five? I doubt it. Yet the Obama administration loves to talk about active shooter incidents because they are always the predicate for silly gun control proposals.
Lets look at a more meaningful measure of violent crime: the homicide rate. The FBIwhich works for Eric Holder, in theoryputs out reliable numbers annually.
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They have. And probably ordered a fair amount of them.
Go to DU if you think otherwise.
Filed under ‘Working Theories in the Obama Dead Pool file
Some of the events (mass murders) being discussed:
The Sandy Hook Massacre file
The Boston Massacre File
Finally. Someone answered my question.
I felt like there had been an incredible spike in mass murders since Barry came on the scene.
I had to listen to the usual BS from the lefties again.
Fast and Furious; 2 dead Federal agents and 300+ dead Mexicans.
Libya; Gadaffi and thousands of Libyans killed.
Benghazi; One ambassador and three other Americans left to be killed.
Drone strikes on American children abroad.
The Benghazi-Gate file
The Gunwalker File
The Syria File
Well we certainlynhad terrorists attacks that were non exitent since 911
A society that defers responsibility doesn’t deserve the privilege of liberty. Obama and Holder are symptoms.
Thank you. Amazing work you are doing!
They’ve caused an increase in black attacks.
Holder has given the “green light” for attacks
on white women and white children.
America has no more Law, no more security, no more justice.
Just Obama and Holder.
Anyone find the shooting suspicious yesterday, a day when Holder was again lecturing the country on gun control? As they say, timing is everything. They just can not get at our guns fast enough in preparation for iron hammer dictatorship. They are absolute control freaks. Contrary, Robles, head of Interpol is suggesting everyone in the world should personally carry to stem “soft target” terrorism.
Expect more false flag shootings as the agenda moves from healthcare to gun control. This also serves to draw attention away from the Obamacare performance.
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Perhaps, but for sure Trayvon, the attempted murderer, has caused hundreds of beatings and death of innocent white folks
What about the slaughter taking place in Chicago?