Is Government to Blame for Rise in Black-on-Black Murder?

Government to blame for the rise in black-on-black murder rates? A news report by Eric Eckholm stresses the possibility: "A report blames cuts in community policing and social programs."

OK for AFL-CIO to Bash McCain, Yet Anti-Obama Mail Racially Suspect?

A tale of two mailings: One reporter revels in the the AFL-CIO's big political push against McCain, while another laments ", harsh anti-Obama literature in my mailbox."

Defending Amnesty for Ilegals: The Times Loses It

A Times news story actually suggests that the killing of an illegal in a PA town could have been inspired by a mild anti-illegal immigration ordinance from two years ago, in a town 20 miles away.

Iraq Vets: Alcoholic Criminals?

Lizette Alvarez seizes on "anecdotal evidence" to find alcohol abuse rising among combat vets who served in Iraq and Afghanistan - the latest entry in the Times' notorious "War Torn" series of ...

Times Virtually Ignores Haditha Acquittal

The Times was all over the Haditha "massacre." Yet now that the prosecution has suffered yet another failure, you can hardly locate the story with a microscope.

It's Still All Reagan's Fault

Eric Eckholm on two studies of the drug war: "More than two decades after President Ronald Reagan escalated the war on drugs, arrests for drug sales or, more often, drug possession are still rising."

Liptak Laments U.S. Incarceration Rate, Blames Lack of "Safety Net"

Adam Liptak: "Criminologists and legal experts here and abroad point to a tangle of factors to explain America's extraordinary incarceration rate: higher levels of violent crime, harsher ...

Lizette Alvarez Still Supporting the Troops

The military's full of felons, says the same reporter who smeared soldiers as criminals in a front-page report in January.

Reporter Laments "Record Numbers Incarcerated," Ignores Drop in Crime Rate

Times reporter (and former Jimmy Carter appointee) looks back with regret at the "get tough" laws that doomed hundreds of thousands to recidivism.

Times Still Clueless About Crime Cause and Effect

There they go again: "...but incarceration rates have continued to rise while crime rates have fallen." Hey, maybe the reason crime rates have fallen is that more criminals are in jail!
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