Interesting bit of news from the WaPo:
The number of violent crimes reported nationwide appears to have fallen modestly in the first half of 2007, signaling the first notable decline in violence in two years, the FBI said yesterday.Then of course, there is Washington D.C.:
Violent crimes including homicides, robberies and assaults fell 1.8 percent in January to June of last year compared with the same period in 2006, according to the preliminary FBI statistics.
The FBI report did not separate out data for the District, which has reported a 7 percent spike in homicides in 2007, part of an overall surge in gun violence.A surge in gun violence, how could that be? I thought the gun ban was still in effect???
Funny, how D.C. insists that parts of the Constitution they don't like does not apply to them, because they're not a state (see p 35), yet they want to be represented like a state. Why do I feel the urge to say: When you start acting like a state, we'll treat you like one.
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