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June 8, 2015

The “Ferguson effect.”

This incessant drumbeat against the police has resulted in what St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson last November called the “Ferguson effect.”
Cops are disengaging from discretionary enforcement activity and the “criminal element is feeling empowered,” Mr. Dotson reported. Arrests in St. Louis city and county by that point had dropped a third since the shooting of Michael Brown in August. Not surprisingly, homicides in the city surged 47% by early November and robberies in the county were up 82%.

Similar “Ferguson effects” are happening across the country as officers scale back on proactive policing under the onslaught of anti-cop rhetoric. Arrests in Baltimore were down 56% in May compared with 2014. Article | The New Nationwide Crime Wave

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 8, 2015 3:52 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Doesn't bother me. My local township doesn't have a police force and everyone's armed to the teeth.
Crime here consists of the occasional bar fight, some woman beating her husband and kids stealing bikes.

Posted by: bilejones [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 8, 2015 4:54 PM

"Cops are disengaging from...."

Good. Fire their bloated asses for failure to perform as hired.

Meanwhile the rest of us can get back to the business of running our lives.

Only an imbecile would call a cop these days with all the info out there on how dangerous it is. I got no use for em, ever.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 8, 2015 7:48 PM

If the citizenry continues to treat law enforcement as their enemy they should not be surprised if law enforcement comes to believe them.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2015 12:59 AM

I know who you are talking about, Chasmatic, but the cops have declared that 'its us against them' toward white people too.

Posted by: pkerot [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2015 3:56 AM

Brings to mind that old saw, "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." Less policing = more crime.

Posted by: tripletap [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2015 4:26 AM

Yes, pkerot, I've heard that. Still, when it gets down to fighting in the streets, building to building,
Think: Hue — During the Vietnam War, Huế's central location very near the border between the North and South put it in a vulnerable position. In the Tết Offensive of 1968, during the Battle of Huế, the city suffered considerable damage not only to its physical features, but its reputation as well, due to a combination of the American military bombing of historic buildings held by the North Vietnamese, as well as the massacre at Huế committed by the communist forces. Re-capturing that city was paid for with a lot of US blood. Too much.

When it gets down to that level it will be color on color. The only common color will be the blood.

"Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.
You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she still will hurry back.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BCE – 8 BCE)

I don't think he was talking about weeds. Human Nature, haw, what an oxymoron. Clever apes we are until it gets down to kill or be killed.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2015 6:21 AM

@tripletap, More policing = More crime.

For reference:

"More Guns, Less Crime" (there is no other way)

See here:

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 10, 2015 8:51 AM

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