Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More of the Same Leads to More of the Same

Crime emergency affects very little� - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper So DC police chief Ramsey declared a crime emergency about a month ago. What has changed? Nothing. (or very little)
According to police statistics, the city had 21 homicides last month, when Chief Ramsey declared the crime emergency, and 20 in June.
In addition, there were 309 reports of assaults with a deadly weapon last month, compared with 311 such reports in June. Sexual assaults numbered 33 last month and 38 in June.
While these numbers look good, overall there was no change.
Police statistics for last month, which tallied 3,042 crimes, are nearly identical to those for July 2005, which numbered 3,034 crimes.
When are the leaders in DC going to realize that they are fighting with the wrong tactics? Probably never. They need to allow the law-abiding to defend themselves.

Continuing to do the same thing, and expecting different results is one definition of insanity. [Hat tip to NRA-ILA]

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