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Thread: Orlando Set to Shatter Homicide Record

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    http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20060721/D8J0JRU82.html

    This isn't an OC-related story, and while the news isn't good, it isn't an extremely negative article when everything is considered in context. It does buck the crime rate trend in shall-issue states, though.

    "Most of this year's slayings were committed with handguns."

    I wish they hadn't volunteered this information, because the anti's are going to pull this fact out of context. Here are the next couple paragraphs that explain the source of the problem.

    "Most victims were young black men who were involved with drugs or got killed by someone who was. ...
    Police Chief Mike McCoy stressed that no tourists had been killed, and said most law-abiding citizens are not at risk. 'If you're not selling drugs, if you don't house people selling drugs, if you don't have the proceeds of drugs in your home, then your chances of being involved in a homicide are pretty slim,' he said."

    Sounds like the OPD narcotics unit needs to step up enforcement.

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    Sounds like a self-cleaning gene pool.

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    They're behind Jacksonville. We have the highest homicide rate in the state right now.

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    "Most victims were young black men who were involved with drugs or got killed by someone who was. ... Police Chief Mike McCoy stressed that no tourists had been killed, and said most law-abiding citizens are not at risk. 'If you're not selling drugs, if you don't house people selling drugs, if you don't have the proceeds of drugs in your home, then your chances of being involved in a homicide are pretty slim,' he said."

    pourshot wrote:
    Sounds like a self-cleaning gene pool.
    Amen to that!



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    Basically the same here, but the press doesn't see it that way. When you look at who's killing who here, I am forced to ask "Where's the problem?".
    If crackheads and drug dealers want to keep shooting each other, I say let them.


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