Friday, June 25, 2010

Crime in Milwaukee: Yes, It's Bad

Ed Flynn, who understands spin as well as Rahm-a-Jamma or the Wisconsin Dep't of Workforce Development, issues Happy Talk about Milwaukee's crime rate.

He chooses to focus on the big stuff: murder, armed robbery, (etc.)

Glenn Frankowis, however, finds a letter signed by 520 Milwaukee businessmen to be far more persuasive. Milwaukee DOES have a crime problem.

That happens to fit very well with a conversation I had with another Milwaukee cop. The windows are breaking left and right, and that is far more deleterious to the City than the murder rate. People leave town when they do not feel safe, and "broken windows" are popping up all over.

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