Tag Archive: crime

Some Things We All Need To Know About Crime

Contributed Post There’s been a lot of talk of crime and policing and the law in the news as of late. There are some events, political and otherwise, that have put the issues in the spotlight and brought some good questions to the forefront of the public mind. So, we’re going to take the time to address some truths of the matter and ensure that we’re all informed the next time we’re caught in the middle of it all. Link Cooperating with the police isn’t always the right answer This isn’t suggesting that you should be a jerk to every cop that says hello. If you ever get stopped by a police officer, there are right ways and wrong ways to act. If you’re rude…
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No, the country is not plagued with historic crime sprees, immigrant-driven or otherwise

America is clearly at a crossroads. The picture painted of the United States during Donald Trump’s inaugural speech was a dire one: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. Holy shit! That sounds horrible! No wonder he wants to build that wall. We’ve got to stop all that crazy crime that is tearing our country apart! The situation sounds worse than ever!…
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News & Media Overload: Living in fear is no way to live

Read the comments on any news story involving a violent crime or follow any active news feed, and you will see comment after comment lamenting the state of the world and talking about how fearful we have to be of, well, pretty much everyone. If the comments at your local news site are anything to go by, you could be the victim of a home invasion at any moment. Your children are in danger of being snatched up 24 hours a day. That guy in your neighborhood taking a walk is probably a rapist. And so on. The problem with all this fear is that it’s largely baseless. Unless you live in a community like Camden, NJ or St. Louis, MO, chances are that you’re…
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