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MascisMan Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 12:29 PM
"often missed from this conversation is the medical intervention that takes place today at the EMT level in the field to the shock trauma facilities that are very robust in our nation today. This data would be much higher." Huh? So he is saying that the low murder rates in Austin and Houston are attributed to advancements in emergency medical care? How are Austin and Houston more advanced in this field than Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, DC, LA, etc.? Or is he saying that ALL cities would have higher murder numbers if it were not for these advancements? That makes no sense. The comparative ratios would still be identical. Baltimore being 10x more murders than Austin. Whether its 10:1 or 10,000:1000. One city has FAR fewer, why?
rwingflyer Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 5:43 PM
"How are Austin and Houston more advanced in this field than Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, DC, LA, etc?"

I can think of two possibilities: The difference in the quality of education, and few or no public employee unions in Texas. Actually, the two are closely related. A third reason may be leadership and the firm grip on competence and quality that is required by the Texas Department of Health.
Kelly90 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 3:42 PM
had meant to say 'residents.'
Kelly90 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 3:39 PM
love what you said. We have Johns Hopkins here in Balto., which is always hailed as one of the premier medical facilities in the world. Austin has nearly two million residence and we have maybe five hundred thirty-eight thousand. Our crime level is horrible.

Senator Ted Cruz wonders: If gun control works, why are the cities with the most gun control so violent? Watch and learn.