Originally Posted by blaise
New York will sell that it works because NYC has a lower murder rate than other large metro areas. What they won't tell you is NYC has about twice as many police officers per person than any other city.
Well part of it is the cops and part of it is the fact that they've priced the gang bangers out of the market. Capitalism works...but people hate it so they call it 'gentrification'. The you have the civil rights issues like cops stop and frisk people just because they're black. Hell sure NYC crime dropped radically in the 2000s , but stop and frisk behavior by the NYPD also increased by 600%. Think it was because guns were banned? Or because they detain and frisk 700K people a year? Think about that ~8% or so of the entire NYC population is effectively stopped and frisked once per year. Granted the vast majority of them are minority and male.
Which civil rights violation do you think contributed most to a drop in crime? Prevented legal gun owners from having guns in NYC or frisking every black male walking down the street because he 'might' have a gun?
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