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    ezkl2230 Guest

    MI - 10% reduction in police force, 22% reduction in crime. THEY can't explain it...

    BUT WE CAN!!!

    I have been saying it for years: THE NUMBERS DO NOT LIE!!! Grand Rapids has had a 17% reduction in its police force; statewide, it is an overall reduction of 10%, yet in both cases CRIME - including VIOLENT CRIME - is down! 22% statewide, 33% in Grand Rapids!!! At the same time, private gun ownership has skyrocketed; nearly 500,000 private citizens have concealed pistol licenses. As the article points out at the end, despite what the Brady Campaign, Bloomberg, and the rest of the gun grabbing world would like you to believe, more legal gun ownership does not equal more crime or even more gun accidents!!! This is what happens when private citizens are allowed to exercise their Constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights.

    Michigan is bleeding police officers. In the past decade, enough cops have been cut to equal the elimination of all Michigan State Police officers and the entire sworn force in Grand Rapids, the state’s second-largest city.

    But there’s the conundrum, an MLive Media Group investigation found.

    Despite the decline, you have never been safer in Michigan from serious crimes in a decade.

    People don’t get robbed as much, or assaulted, or raped. Cars thefts are rarer by half. Your wallets and purses are less likely to be taken. At the same time, there are fewer police in your neighborhood.

    It is an enigma for cops, who hope more officers mean less crime.

    The MLive investigation analyzed a decade of police manpower and crime statistics in the state since 2003. The analysis covered more than 500 departments, and 2.3 million reported crimes.

    The conclusion was surprising. Even as communities bemoan the loss of sworn officers, serious crimes continue to drop in most places across the state.

    So why do we need more police – or even as many as we have?

    The answer is perplexing for departments that push for greater staffing as the economy picks up, but struggle to find statistical support.

    “I’ve got command staff and officers that want to make the argument that crime numbers are up as our numbers have dropped, and it can’t be done,” said Lt. Patrick Merrill, an analyst for the Grand Rapids Police Department. Fewer cops, less crime: MLive investigation finds Michigan safer even as police numbers decline | MLive.com
    The article tries to offer several explanations for these results, including free access to abortion, unleaded gasoline, even Obama. An accompanying article supposedly from the police perspective tries to pin these results on better technology - especially surveillance systems and access to cell phones.

    THEY refuse to acknowledge the facts. When a study concluded that, in the more than 20 years since the passage of the federal gun free school zones act, the incidence of kids bringing weapons of all kinds to schools dropped a whole percent, "experts" immediately proclaimed that this was a direct result of the GFSZA - even though there were no "scientific" studies to back this up. But when it is revealed that crime, especially violent crime, in Michigan has dropped MORE THAN 20% STATEWIDE since the passage of our expanded CPL laws (just over 10 years), the "experts" say there is no way we can say with certainty that the drop has anything to do with the expansion of legal gun ownership and concealed carry.

    Do I feel vindicated? ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS SAME MEDIA GROUP HAS PUSHED FOR MORE STRICT GUN CONTROL IN MICHIGAN?

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?!!!

    I just faxed the Mlive article to my legislators in both DC & Lansing. I encourage the rest of you Michiganders to do the same! Here are their fax numbers:

    Carl Levin: 1-202-224-1388
    Debbie Stabenow: 1-202-228-0325
    Rick Snyder: 1-517-335-6863

    For the rest of our Michigan state legislators, go to http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(kt2...ge=legislators

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    They know the truth but we both know they will never admit it. Their main goal is to take away our rights and means to protect ourslves. Admiting to such statistics would be counter productive to their efforts.

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    Funny case they cited. Guy shot his attacker in the butt.
    Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.--- John Quincy Adams
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    ezkl2230 Guest
    Amazing. This article reports big, long term reductions in crime, there have been absolutely no crimes committed by people openly carrying firearms, but our local news outlet is reporting that one of our commissioners whose term is up is still pushing the state legislature to pass legislation that would allow cities to ban open carry, because "cities are different." http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...s_in_gran.html

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