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  1. Patters

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    washingtonpost.com

    Violent crime has plummeted in the Washington area and in major cities across the country, a trend criminologists describe as baffling and unexpected.

    The District, New York and Los Angeles are on track for fewer killings this year than in any other year in at least four decades. Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis and other cities are also seeing notable reductions in homicides.

    "Experts did not see this coming at all," said Andrew Karmen, a criminologist and professor of sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

    In the District and Prince George's County, homicides are down about 17 percent this year.
     
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    Black men in office are tougher on crime.

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    What does skin color have to do with it?
     
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    Black men fight crime with more stylistic effectiveness than white men. Duh.
     
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    It's always about skin color Harry! It's the new scarlet letter for "whitey". The big old black W, it's our mark of shame.......
     
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    The preferred nomenclature is jive turkey.
     
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    Seriously, we all know there are a disproportionate number of blacks living in urban areas. Could it be that the election of a brother could be the inspiration for many of them deciding to get their act together?
     
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    The real disproportion is in the prison system.
     
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    I think some indirect credit has to go to the tearing down of some of those nasty projects and replacing them with something that at least looks like respectable people live there.

    Anyway, good news at this time is crucial.

    btw Strudel, Image editing software isn't limited to $800 Photoshop licenses anymore.
     
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    Hahaha. Black Dynamite does look like an awesome movie.
     

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