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  1. Fogbuster

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    The signs of hope continue:

    November 23, 2007
    [size=+2]City Homicides Still Dropping, to Under 500 [/size]

    By AL BAKER

    New York City is on track to have fewer than 500 homicides this year, by far the lowest number in a 12-month period since reliable Police Department statistics became available in 1963.

    But within the city’s official crime statistics is a figure that may be even more striking: so far, with roughly half the killings analyzed, only 35 were found to be committed by strangers, a microscopic statistic in a city of more than 8.2 million.

    If that trend holds up, fewer than 100 homicide victims in New York City this year will have been strangers to their assailants. The vast majority died in disputes with friends or acquaintances, with rival drug gang members or — to a far lesser degree — with romantic partners, spouses, parents and others.

    The low number of killings by strangers belies the common imagery that New Yorkers are vulnerable to arbitrary attacks on the streets, or die in robberies that turn fatal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/n...&ex=1196485200&partner=MYWAY&pagewanted=print


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    yeah, sure, it's about New Yawk, and this is Boston. But come on, guys!! This is still good news!!


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    Fog, just because 3 of your 5 threads from your 16:00 hour barrage have gone unanswered doesn't mean you have to beg for responses...

    but, very well...

    everyone is well aware that crime in New York is way down, and has been since the late 80s.... certainly a credit to Giuliani ...

    this is hardly "new" New York...
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    Thanks for the response. Nice to know somebody cares.

    Yeah, Giulliani. Would make a good president.


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    What, no love for Bloomberg?

    That's good news, though. Good for Gotham.

    Murder is still nothing great in NY, though. The rate is average compared to the rest of the country - 96% of the national average. Not unusual good or bad.

    http://www.cityrating.com/citycrime.asp?city=New York&state=NY
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    actually, no he wouldn't... that's an amazing leap of logic...

    a decent mayor, but a horrific president...
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    Actually, he WOULD be better than Hillarity. Hands down.


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    Once again how the Right Wingers criticize the WAPO, NYT and the rest of the so called MSM, but use it to their advantage when they want to prove a point.. maybe the MSM is just a figment of the imagination and a convenient RW talking point.
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    Every now and then the Dominant Media Culture actually does its job of reporting accurately on issues of importance, usually because they don't want to be completely scooped by the minority media, like the Washington Times, who garner their share of awards and recognition by the professional journalist community.



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