I mean they can’t just let average violence trump the kind of multi-month record breaking maybe we ought to relocate violence like we have here in St. Louis.
As usual the St. Louis Post Dispatch has run story after spin-laden story covering how the methodology of the report is flawed and how we aren’t really the second most violent city in the country if you count the white flight zones surrounding the city that they don’t count because they aren’t in the city.
This story is my current favorite, Area Group Fights ‘crime’ label.
One would think that the area group fighting the violent city label would advocate for community programs, job creation, funding for mental health screening and treatment and perhaps a dash of political accountability.
But you’d be wrong, baby…wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong followed by wrong!
The area group is fighting the label not the reality of crime in St. Louis.
That’s right...they plan to spin it out of existence!
The best part of the article is that one member of the we aint violent coalition called the dude who puts these reports together to try to persuade him to change his crime reporting ways.
After several minutes his response was…wait, are you sitting down?
Okay, the Post reports that "His dismissive conclusion at the end was, 'Go fight crime.'"