“Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.”
Sherlock Holmes, from “The Adventure of the Silver Blaze”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1892
It’s February, 2018, and, around the globe, crime is plummeting to the lowest levels seen in my lifetime.
I’ve appended multiple recent news accounts below to support that assertion.
After reviewing them, I invite you to anwer the following muitiple choice question:
What is driving the unprecendented drop in crime that is taking place around the globe?
A: “The diligence of police and their ability to partner with the community”
B: the “Safe Streets, Safe City Law”
C: “sticking to a solid game plan”
D: a “holistic approach” to public safety
E: “smarter strategies”
F: “unclogged printers”
G: “it’s a miracle”
H: (refuse to answer)
I: The, slow, steady, widespread and ever-increasing distribution of Orgonite devices in the larger environment.
“I”, is correct .
The, slow, steady, widespread and ever-increasing distribution of Orgonite devices in the larger environment is driving the unprecendented drop in crime that is taking place around the globe.
In propaganda, a constant stream of local, micro-level plausible-deniability excuses are put forth to keep the consumers of that propaganda away from discerning the object that the propagandists writing it are seeking to obscure.
That’s what all the rest of the answers up above are – they’re all true to some extent on a local level, but none of them explain the larger, wider phenomenon.
Which is usually o.k. with the propagandists, in that everyone’s got a local flavor they prefer. Everyone’s subconscious will grasp onto at least one of these desperate, partially-truthful nuggets to avoid taking personal responsibility for the larger phenomenon.
But, as Don Croft once said, personal accountability is becoming fashionable, once again.
December 4, 2017 – New York’s crime-drop miracle continues
With the New Year just weeks away, the Police Department announced Monday that the city’s on track for fewer than 300 murders in 2017 — the lowest total since the 1950s.
Credit for New York’s historic crime drop goes to the entire NYPD for the last quarter-century, and to the politicians and citizens who’ve supported it.
The tide began to turn in the early ’90s, when City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. worked with Mayor David Dinkins to boost the force in the Safe Streets, Safe City law.
January 10, 2018 – Oakland, CA – Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012
When it comes to violent crime, the city is “considerably safer” than it was five years ago, thanks to a combination of police strategies and community involvement, city leaders said Tuesday, optimistic that the trend can be sustained.
The message was delivered at a city hall news conference by Mayor Libby Schaaf and Chief of Police Anne E. Kirkpatrick. They were joined by other police commanders, city officials and community leaders.
They released figures showing that between 2012 and 2017, the city’s violent crime rate, which includes homicides, robberies, rapes and assault, has dropped 23 percent. The biggest declines were in shootings (down 50 percent) homicides (down 42 percent), and robberies (down 38 percent) over the past five years. In 2017, the city had 72 murders, the lowest number since 1999.
“We’re seeing the payoff for sticking to a solid game plan,” Schaaf said in a release. “But let’s be clear. This is not ‘mission accomplished’. This is progress acknowledged.”
The mayor credited a “holistic approach” to public safety, smarter strategies that included the city’s Ceasefire program, stronger relationships with the community and partnerships with other law enforcement agencies.
February 5, 2018 – Texas – The City of Canyon experienced a 31 percent dip in crime last year compared to 2016. During Monday’s commission meeting, Police Chief Dale Davis delivered the 2017 Annual Police Report, attributing the dip to the diligence of his department and its ability to partner with the community.
(The word “dip” is used twice. It implies a shallow drop, which will soon rise up again, to describe a gigantic 31% drop in crime, in one year. – ed)
February 5, 2018 – Northern Illinois city of Rockford sees 2017 drop in crime
The northern Illinois city of Rockford is getting some good news about crime.
Statistics released by the city’s police department show that violent crime fell 5 percent in 2017 from the previous year and property crime dropped 8 percent during the same period.
(In journalism, whenever you list numbers, the largest come first. So here they pointedly moved the larger drop, property crime, behind the smaller drop in violent crime. There’s no reason for it except the formulaic “burying” of the larger number, so your subconscious starts off with the smaller number. Also, this story contains no suggestion as to what caused the drop in crime – ed)
February 11, 2018 – Were clogged printers to blame for Chicago’s high crime rate in the 1990’s?
Engineers at Xerox have made a bold claim for their skills at unclogging printer jams: Their expertise was responsible for a drop in Chicago’s crime rate during the mid-1990s.
February 14, 2018 – New Zealand – Re-offending on the rise as crime rates drop
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