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Cultural Deviancy, Not Guns

Swamper Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 12:41 AM
Actually, a large part of Guillani's statistical success was created by adopting methods similar to Great Britian, and other European Nations. They simply re-defined crimes! By re-defining what it took to be classified as a felony, the felony murder rate dropped. Unintentional homicide, and accidental deaths rose. They did the same with felony assaults, reclassifying many as simple misdemenor assaults, and domestic disturbances. The FBI even has a disclaimer posted with their stats now, because of "differences" in the manner crimes are now classified and reported by different states and cities.

There's a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered the situation and ordered his men to surround the entrances of the building next door. When questioned about his actions, he replied that he didn't have enough men to cover the department store's many entrances but he did have enough for the building next door. Let's see whether there are similarities between his strategy and today's gun control strategy.

Last year, Chicago had 512 homicides; Detroit had 411; Philadelphia had 331; and Baltimore...