Monday, September 5, 2011

2016 Elections Again

So as soon as I hit post, the rest of the news and goodies pop up. Here's a tweet from @assaultclips:
If you're a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, you're 3 times more likely to be a criminal than the general population.
Also, speaking of controlling crime, New York City is having a bad weekend:
In one of the bloodiest weekends in recent city history, 31 people were brutally shot in roughly 48 hours this weekend -- including three kids at a house party-turned-shooting gallery in The Bronx.
This is normally the sort of thing you read about in connection with Chicago or Detroit, along with the Mayor's plea for the National Guard. This sort of thing is not difficult to deal with. When someone does something illegal you throw their ass in jail, or deport them whichever is appropriate. Magically, the crime rate goes down.

Update: The weekend is (barely) over and the (spotty) results are in:
Detroit: "over 3 dozen shot". pop-713,000, .0518/100K
Chicago: "54 people shot". pop 2.695M, .020/100K
New York: "at least 48 people shot" (there may be more). pop 8.75M, .00548/100K

So New York is still the safest of the three.

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