and the hype with respect to imaginary crime is going up, up, up. Nationally, down 6.5 %: http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/FBI_Crime_rates_down_130232698.html Houston, 12%: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...rime-in-Houston-sinks-but-reasons-2178664.php Georgia 6%: http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2011/sep/...crime-suppression-team-puts-dent--ar-2439138/ Central Jersey "Record Lows": http://www.mycentraljersey.com/arti...ey-towns-recorded-historic-crime-lows-in-2010 CA crime rate hits a 42 year low: http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2011/09/12/california-crime-rate-hits-42-year-low/?tsp=1 The talking heads attribute the fall in crime to police efforts. I think the crime rate is falling because Americans have grown less tolerant of crime- period - full stop. Just as suddenly as corduroy bell bottoms ceased to be cool, crime is out of favor. Poor Nutty Nappy. I don't think the domestic terrorists she and her cronies have been preparing for will be attending her party. What's a hostess to do? Make no mistake about it, the crime wave isn't materializing like the fascists hoped. Their domestic terrorists are nowhere to be found, and Americans aren't too keen on losing their civil rights along with their once robust economy. If the feds have a lick of sense, they'll stop squandering our tax dollars on equipment to abuse citizens with and thug squads. PS: I'm proud to say that my municipality seems to have plenty of common sense. Over-the-top theatrical police activity has ceased in my city as of last month. No goofy traffic stops with 5 police cars, K9 units, swat teams, sirens and lights. No silly dog and pony shows of any kind for three weeks. We are not a nation of morons. Locally, many governments are remembering what it means to provide public services. When the feds catch up with the local cops we'll be a self-respecting nation again.