Comparing urban crime to literal war-zones is an unfortunate rhetorical device that never seems to go away. On Tuesday, Gawker's Cord Jefferson, attempting to illustrate the vast disparity in attention given to mass shootings like the recent incidents in Colorado and (to a lesser extent) Wisconsin and the high homicide rate in Chicago, wrote that "The Windy City's murder rate is worse than the murder rate in Kabul, a literal war zone.
On October 9, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a revised report showing that 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones. The CPRC report was released in response ... Read Post
Bribery is bribery, and there's no excusing it in our public officials. But in the "punishment fits the crime" department, there's something wrong with the proposed sentence of Dollar Bill Jefferson when you compare it that handed d... Read Post
Cord Jefferson, Gawker: A frightening and violent mob swept through the normally quiet seaside community of Huntington Beach last night following a surfing competition in the area. Businesses were vandalized and looted, portable toi... Read Post