OWS and Air Jordan crimes included? I don’t think so.
We need wholesome TV shows now. But the punks in Hollywood couldn’t produce a wholesome show to save their lives.
Remove the rhetoric and the facts don’t support the contrived perception.
An armed society is a polite society.Especially after the vermin have been taken out with the trash.
“But the truth is our streets are safer than they have been in a long time.”
Speaking as someone in the security business, I know this statement to be false.
This drives me crazy.
The reason that crime rates SEEM to be down is that the reporting rules have changed for political reasons.
You want to live well?
Bring back the mores of the Fifties.
Desperate Chicago Liberal — HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
We had home invasion this year. Reported it, but it never made the TV or the paper.
How many times does this happen every day?
How many crimes are not reported because the victims know with absolute certainty that nothing will be done about them?
The crimes have shifted to the lobbies and back rooms opf state capitals and Washington, rules and laws changed to make things that were once illegal legal, and the reporting method used by the FBI and Just Us Department under-report true crimes. So yeah - let’s celebrate a drop in crime.....
What the hell is this? Some sort of Jedi mind trick?
Pesonally, I believe that this fact jusxtaposed with..."the latest evidence...that in the first half of 2011, violent crimes were down 6.4 percent, while property crimes fell 3.7 percent....murder declined by 5.7 percent, rape by 5.1 percent, and robbery by 7.7 percent"...pretty well proves Heinlein's maxim, "An armed society is a polite society."
But try telling that to any standard Liberal Whack Job.
Even by Steve Chapman’s standards, this is a moronic article. How many murders were there in Chicago this year?
Another possible reason for reporting low crime: ‘They’ would be more justified in mandating greater restrictions on firearm ownership because we don’t need weapons anymore, because crime is so low.
My guess is it mostly related to the baby boomer generation. When they were teens and twenty year olds, crime peaked, which is also the most likely age people commit violent crimes. They settled down and are now geriatrics, and so the crime rates fell naturally
Yes, but that's only because folks feel so much safer due to the decrease in crime....gun opponents use the same twisted cause/effect "logic" that the Global Warming folks do - probably related.
This raises a very interesting point I haven’t seen elsewhere.
The demographics of birthrates by ethnic group have long been known. There were many abortions before Roe v. Wade, but the number sharply increased after 1973.
But assuming that Roe v. Wade never happened, solely based on known demographic trends, it should be able to approximate, to start with, how many more Americans there would be.
Second, what the ethnic breakdown of these Americans, and the children they probably would have had, would be.
And third, how this would have changed, if at all, the ethnic makeup of America today.
For example, right now about 12% of Americans are black. Without Roe, would that *percentage* be appreciably greater?