Interesting theory as to why homicides have soared since 9/11...
Apparently, lack of funds is an issue due to diverting of funds into "homeland security"
Looks like we have another FEMA on our hands...except worse...
how delightfully counterintuitive...
Some cite a drop in federal aid for ordinary law enforcement in favor of homeland security spending. According to Ross, federal grants used mostly for police overtime in Philadelphia fell from more than $4 million in 2002 to about $1 million last year.
The number of police officers per capita has fallen 10 percent since 2000 in cities of more than 225,000, according to Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox. Yet post-Sept. 11 fears, especially in Boston, have forced police to monitor government buildings and transportation hubs while also watching for street crime, he said.
“We’ve shifted our resources from hometown security to homeland security,” Fox said. “We have left relatively unattended the poor and powerless who face violence every day and hear gunshots every night.”
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Homeland security, lack of immigrants blamed for rise in east coast crime, murder
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