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The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that crime in America is down, but too many in state and federal governments wouldn’t know a crime if billy club-wielding New Black Panthers intimidated white voters outside of a polling booth on election days. But just let an election registrar ask a black person for a photo ID before they vote for sheriff and the “return of Jim Crow” is at hand, according to a former President of the United States and faux civil rights “leaders.”

Moreover, the current President of the United States has even deemed the police as criminals when they questioned a man trying to jimmy his way into a Harvard professor’s house. Only a “Beer Summit” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue got Barack Obama’s mind right about such crime-identification stupidity.

Into this milieu comes the just released FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report which finds Metro Atlanta crime rates generally down in the first six months of 2011 as compared to the first half of 2010.

Atlantans are reminded of similar reports of crime down in 2009 from 2008, with much of the drop in crime thought to be due in large part to self-deporting illegal immigrants in the wake of the Great Recession and a new Georgia law making it harder for illegals to obtain employment.

Surely it is good that crime is down, relatively speaking, and it is most assuredly heartwarming to have drops occur as poverty has increased, especially given decades of assurances that crime is a result economic deprivation. It seems the “experts” have missed some “data” on morality unencumbered by Marxist economic theory?

But who has time to celebrate less crime two years ago or this year, when:

  • Atlanta Public School teachers conspire to essentially steal federal taxpayer No Child Left Behind money as they leave students behind in the wake of a test score teaching scandal?;
  • Georgia Tech students are the victims of a violent crime wave in the heart of the City too Busy to Hate and when the City of College Park is number one in metro crime?; and
  • Atlanta is home to DeKalb County prosecutors that wouldn’t even seek the death penalty against a Sheriff that murdered his successor after losing his bid for re-election and Fulton County juries that wouldn’t exact the ultimate punishment against a mass-murdering perpetrator in their own county courthouse?

The problem is that crime remains high and too many people simply won’t do what is necessary to take criminals off the streets and deter crime generally.

For instance, will Georgians now favor a proposed concealed carry law that would allow students to arm and protect themselves as do college students in Utah? Heard of any Beehive State crime waves at BYU? I didn’t think so.

Gun-free zones invite crime. Georgia Tech is a gun-free zone. So was Virginia Tech. It still is.

Praise God for the drop in crime but when the race lobby has invaded Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department who view the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts as only applying to non-whites and who have so much disdain for the right to self defense that they conspire with foreign criminals to wage a “Fast and Furious” fraud campaign against the Second Amendment, we know that there is no time to celebrate statistics.

Mike DeVine

Atlanta Law & Politics columnist –

Editor – Hillbilly Politics

Co-Founder and Editor – Political Daily

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

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December 2011


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