Other than murder, violent crime is not up. Did you know that? Violent crime is a key midterm voting issue, but what does the data say?
- ‘Other than murder’ is the most hilarious caveat ever.
- Other than that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?
- Imagine being so f—ked up with TDS that not only do you sell out every policy you ever claimed to care about, but you actually write the sentence, ‘Other than murder, violent crime is not up.’ Other than murder? ‘Other than the iceberg & all the death, how was the Titanic trip?
- Murder is by far the most easily visible and free from reporting biases crime. If murder is up, other crimes are too…they’re probably just being reported at lower rates. Also…murder is KINDA A BIG DEAL!
- I can’t believe this still needs to be said but ‘crime is down except for murder’ is not a winning or persuasive argument.
- If you’re not dead or don’t know a family member who has been murdered, things are great!
No wonder she doesn’t see a problem with restricting access to guns. She doesn’t see a need for self-defense. After all, it is only murder.
And her double down response to the criticism was almost as good as the original:
All crime is bad. I’m against it. But it is also a fact that perceptions of crime and actual crime are often out of sync. That may be true now. I found the Pew data surprising. That’s why I posted.
My response to this is to go slack jawed and walk away. Someone that dense is in danger of becoming a neutron star.
If this had been a fictional movie or book the editors would have insisted it be rewritten. She would not be a believable character in a work of fiction.—Joe]