“Warnings of a coming crime wave may be provocative, but they are not supported by the evidence.”
The Occupy Wall Street movement and now Bernie Sander's embrace of democratic socialism claim that anti-government politics have gutted the American dream, created inequality in income, wealth, and privilege not seen since the 1920s, and led to economic dysfunction.
New numbers show that murder rates are rising sharply across the U.S. — but no one can seem to explain why.
Everyone seems to have their own system for coming up with what classifies as a murder. As would be expected, the government's would be the most stringent, because it is in the government's interest to keep the numbers down.
Sadly, the concentration of deadly violence in specific parts of the globe is nothing new. Murder rates in the Americas have
In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."
We spend far more time worrying about international terrorism than we do about terror within American homes, and we debate the rights of the unborn as we ignore the horrors facing many of the newly born and completely defenseless.
Gun violence constitutes one of the gravest assaults on law and order. Since every individual and institution has a stake in efforts to alleviate this problem, then surely all of us -- including (especially) the companies that manufacture the guns -- have a solemn civic duty to support those efforts.
The rate of firearm homicide in 2010 was down 49 percent from its peak in 1993, according to Pew, while the rate of nonfatal
Making the number of homicides the only determinant of how dangerous a city is is rather absurd.
Why Our Homicide Rates Are The Highest Of Any Advanced Industrialized Country: It's Not Just About Guns
Here in the U.S. where we have minimal family support, providing easy access to guns, including assault weapons to millions of angry, depressed, desensitized young boys and men is a bit like throwing lit matches into a gasoline tank.
I am concerned that there are not sufficient strategies in place to reduce the number of crime victims in Detroit and change the perception that Detroit is not a safe city. In my view, there are 10 strategies to achieve the goal.
In the weeks since the December 14, 2012, massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, gun violence has
Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.
The Connecticut Massacre should serve as the tipping point to start a serious dialogue across the nation regarding sensible gun control laws and treating violent behavior as a public health issue. We have to create a vision without violence sooner rather than later.
Have Stand Your Ground laws had some beneficial impact by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves? The evidence doesn't show that. The Task Force meeting this month should seriously examine the scientific evidence. Lives depend on it.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1991-2010 the annual unemployment rate increased from 6.8 percent to 9.6
"It actually turns out to be not that hard to fix this stuff." Kennedy says his strategies have lead to a 35 percent reduction
When a black athlete is accused of bad behavior, criminality or boorishness the press goes ballistic. They dredge up every misdeed the player has committed and drill it home that they are bad guys and deserve the scorn of the nation.