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by Peter Moskos

October 21, 2014

Brrrr... it's cold outside

I can't help but notice -- now that another long hot summer is done and a commie mayor and Al Sharpton are running the show and the police have been thrown under the bus and Obama is president and the ACLU stopped letting police stop criminals and there's no more stop question and frisk and there's independent oversight and body cameras are coming and it's open season on cops and people don't show any respect and society going to hell -- but crime *still* isn't up (-4% by stats I don't trust. But what I *do* trust is 249 homicides to date compared to 262 in last year's record low. Shootings are up 6%). I know it's in good part because of the hard work of the men and women of the NYPD, but I'd still like just one Republican, one conservative cop (or maybe somebody like Heather MacDonald) to admit he (or she) was wrong. It's all very strange to me.

Or maybe the only thing keeping New York City from become The Warriors are all the marijuana arrests or the bike ticketing blitz in Crown Heights? Nobody really believes that, right?

3 comments:

Kyle said...

I was wrong. I don't know about what, since I didn't think crime would go up because of those things. And also I'm more of a Libertarian than a Republican. But still...

Jay said...

I put some credence in the 14% drop in robberies. More easily manipulated than those murder stats, but still . . .

Your mention of MacDonald reminded me (I'd forgotten her name) that I'd blogged in response to some of her comments a few years back. Those posts, FWIW, are here and here.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it takes more than a few months for crime trends to respond to police policy.