Friday, June 12, 2009

Crime Wave

Forbes ranks Memphis second most dangerous city : Local News : Memphis Commercial Appeal

Forbes magazine used the FBI statistics to determine the most dangerous cities in terms of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the population. It is amusing to then read the caveats and weasel words from those areas as to why things are not really that bad. That's part of the problem. In order to get better, you have to admit you have a problem.

Cities with high crime rates can turn around if they have city leaders who want to reduce crime. Get the city officials to meet with any group that will talk to them and explain why crime is bad and what can be done to stop it. Make sure the police and courts have the resources they need to do the job. Then focus on basic police work and putting bad guys in jail. If you have a crime problem then arrest everyone who commits a crime, prosecute them all and send as many as you can away to state prisons and county jails.

One drug addict can do two crimes a day to support their habit. That is over 750 crimes a year for one doper. Put them in prison and crime will go down. Put them in prison for possession, prostitution, driving without a license, child abandonment, warrants due to traffic tickets, anything to get them off the streets. It does not matter why they go to jail, just get them into jail, that's what the SGT Says.

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