Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Chicago’s 2012 Murder Total Jumps over 500 Death toll in Mexican Drug Violence Now Estimated at 70,000 Drug Money Financing Al-Qaeda Franchises  The subtext for all these headlines is the failure of our 40-year War on Drugs.  From Mid-Eastern terror cells to Mexican cartels to the dealers plaguing American cities, the glue that binds is […]

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The tragic school shooting in Sandy Hook has become a catalyst for a national examination of gun violence.  Gun control advocates and the NRA have squared off with competing proposals.  The roles of untreated mental illness and video game violence have also been widely discussed.  But policy stemming from a focus on high profile events […]

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The killing of a Cincinnati man, David Chandler, had all the hallmarks of a typical “drug deal gone bad.”  (See Blinking Murder Trial)  Chandler owed drug dealer Ricardo Woods money.  If that were not enough, Woods also found out that Chandler had been buying drugs from another dealer.  Enraged over being stiffed on the drug […]

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For 2012, New York maintained its status as one of the nation’s success stories in reducing their city’s murder rate.  While Chicago homicides escalated in 2012, New York murders dropped 21% from 2011.  The factors underlying New York’s success remain in dispute.  (See the discussion here.)  In any discussion of of homicide, there are two […]

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With the end of the year comes the homicide body count from cities around the nation.  The poster child for violence in 2012 is Chicago where homicides reached 500 on December 28, a 15% increase over the 2011 murder total.  At the other end of the spectrum was New York City where the homicide rate […]