Friday, January 8, 2016


Instead of trying to figure out a way to pillory the police, somebody ought to be talking about how violent crime in this country has decreased since its apex in 1991.

I don't know if the police have anything to do with it, but the rate of violent crime in this country has decreased by 49% since 1991. Does anyone talk about this on TV?

The way gun violence is measured has changed over the years, but since 1993, it has been consistent and the decline in gun violence is similar to the decline in total crime violence. In 1993, there were 7 homicides per 100,000 people, and in 2013, that had dropped by nearly half to 3.6 per 100,000.

In 1993, victims of crimes involving guns that did not result in death were 725 per 100,000. By 2013, that number had decreased to 175 per 100,000.

Yet, there is the outcry to take the guns away from law-abiding citizens.

Makes ya wonder, don't it?

And these are government statistics and the Pew Research which have not been doctored by MSNBC or Yahoo or the networks.

As an aside, I was provided an article from the New Yorker that had a title somewhat like this: "Republicans would rather be shot than agree with Obama." Do they also run insightful articles like this about Democrats? And they say the media is not prejudiced.

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