Better And Better

If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Well, at least her credibility is shot.

Two years ago, Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that the availability of handguns in the city would make the city more dangerous. The Supreme Court (where she was disarmed to enter, to her delight) overturned D.C.'s thirty year ban on handguns, and we have ended up with the lowest homicide rate in Washington since the 1960's.

But Chief Lanier has a reason for this:

Chief Cathy Lanier attributes the continuing drop to more community involvement, aggressive pursuit of gun crimes and better technology.
So what was she doing from 2006 to 2008? All of a sudden, community involvement and better technology has made this massive leap forward? Before 2008, the DC Metro P.D. didn't aggressively pursue gun crimes, but decided to do so, now?

In other news, injuries due to slipping and falling in the blood in the streets are down. Officials report that this is due to citizens wearing better foot gear.

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At Monday, January 03, 2011 4:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drop in crime isn't attributable to some of DC's urban youth being afraid they'd get shot if they stick up a liquor store, do a home invasion, or pull a mugging where there was the off chance their possible victim might be armed as well, and they decided to go home, smoke the rest of their stash, and play XBox instead?

Maybe not.

St Paul


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