Get Ready for Another Medal
- Reports of violent and property crimes continued to decline in the first half of 2010, according to preliminary crime report released by the FBI Monday.
The FBI's semiannual uniform crime report shows that reports of violent crime dropped 6.2 percent from January to June and property crime reports were down 2.8 percent.
The dip in reported crimes follows a three-year trend of decreasing crime rates despite a sagging economy.
Is anyone in the media picking up on this at all? If crime is down, why move police? If the police are bitching about back-up and strength, maybe crime isn't "down" at all? If the city hasn't hired but two classes in over three years, hasn't promoted a single detective in that same time frame while retirements have not only continued, but continued at a higher rate than in years past, maybe all isn't as it seems.
Oh yeah, and the mayor is a liar nine ways to Sunday. Why would anyone believe a single number coming out of City Hall?