“For the 27th straight year, crime is down again in the nation’s largest city – and once again to record-setting, jaw-dropping lows.”

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

George Orwell

 

 

 

 

Downward Spiral | Definition of Downward Spiral by Merriam-Webster

Definition of downward spiral. : a situation in which something continuously decreases or gets worse. Her life was in a downward spiral as she battled depression and addiction.

 

February 6, 2018 – NYC crime continues to plummet in 2018 | New York Post

Crime in the Big Apple continued to spiral downward in the first month of 2018 — with murders dropping by 16% compared with January 2017.

 

 

 

It’s pretty hard to argue that “There Is No Conspiracy” in a world where the newspaper uses a completely-negative phrase like “downward spiral” to describe something that everyone on Earth can easily agree is completely-positive: crime in New York City dropping for 27 consecutive years to its lowest level in history.

To maintain current programming levels, narrow eyes and affirm bitterly “yeah, but that’s because bad news sells.”

I guess the positive takeaway is that queasily trying to spin a miracle in a negative direction via manipulative word-play really isn’t a sign of a Great and Powerful Oz, or Illuminist.

I’m recovering well from being poisoned last week, which I’ve learned was part of a larger full-court press against most of the players in this unorganized movement at that same time. I was talking with one of my friends and associates today, and we agreed that none of us would be retiring from the field based upon such attacks, and that it was ultimately cheering that this was assuredly the Best the Bad Guys have got.

The frail, aging, ugly, and completely-evil con artist behind the curtain must be really terrified at this point. Since the world is improving and improving, every day, and each of these failed assaults puts them one battle closer to the end, when they can fight no more, when they have been overwhelmed and driven from the field.

And, every day, more and more people read this thread, and some subset of them start gifting, and sending the perpetrators highest Love energy as they read it, or taking action in any other way they might think will improve the situation. And this is just one facet of positive change among many, among a multitude.

The aerosol activity over Pittsburgh as I drove home just now is as furious as I’ve seen it, almost ever. It just feels like more desperation to me.

It’s a strange time, for sure. A clear blue sky whited out by a checkboard of spray activity, and each and every last person below “not seeing” that sky, or perhaps telling themselves “yes, that’s condensation of  the exhaust of many commercial airliners!”, not getting to the altitude of the planes, or the temperature of the air, or the fact that planes don’t fly over Pittsburgh in those numbers, or in checkerboard routes like that.

But it’s the same public that “doesn’t see” the words “downward spiral”, or how they’re used.

Yet that same public is giving up crime, giving up violence against friends and family members, giving up smoking, drinking and drugs. Eating better food. Getting divorced less.

Recently an older member of my family, who is literally addicted to NPR, said “nothing’s ever gotten better, in history! We’re going to go extinct, we don’t deserve to exist!”, those sorts of things.

I knew what they were talking about, up until 4 years ago or so, when we turned the corner.

We’re at the end, the very tail end of it all, for the folks running the game on humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2018 – Why New York crime has plunged to record lows – CSMonitor.com

Over the past two decades, even as crime rates all around the country were falling to record lows, the drop in crime in New York City was something special. For the 27th straight year, crime is down again in the nation’s largest city – and once again to record-setting, jaw-dropping lows.

 

February 1, 2018 – Chicago sees drop in murders and shootings in January

The first month of 2018 in Chicago passed with fewer murders and shootings than the same period during the last two years, the police department said Thursday.

The decline comes on the heels of a year when the city saw a 16% drop in murders from 2016, which was the deadliest year in nearly two decades.

January was the 11th consecutive month of declining gun violence, with 25% fewer murders and nearly 31% fewer shootings than the same period last year, according to police. Murders dropped by 25% and shootings by 33% compared with January 2016, police said.

 

February 6, 2018 – NYC crime continues to plummet in 2018 | New York Post

Crime in the Big Apple continued to spiral downward in the first month of 2018 — with murders dropping by 16% compared with January 2017.

There were 20 murders last month compared with 24 in January a year earlier.

“We got homicides down to a level we have not seen since 1951,” said Mayor de Blasio, adding that the “Dodgers were still playing in Ebbets Field.”

Shooting incidents stayed level with 58 in the month citywide for both years, cops said.

But the city’s overall crime rate was also down for January 2018 – with 7,484 major crimes last month as compared with 8,096 in January 2017 for a 7.6 percent drop.

But the city’s overall crime rate was also down for January 2018 – with 7,484 major crimes last month as compared with 8,096 in January 2017 for a 7.6 percent drop.

 

March 16, 2018 – Downtown Minneapolis violent crime drops by a third so far in 2018

In Minneapolis, efforts paying off in fewer robberies and safer streets, police say.

Minneapolis police have been trying to get innovative in tackling the stubborn crime problem downtown.

New fencing along the light rail line was installed to discourage thieves from preying on people waiting for the train at the Warehouse District platform. There are new streetlamps and security cameras. And workers removed electrical sockets along Nicollet Mall that had become busy phone-charging stations that drew unruly behavior.

 

 

 

 

 

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