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April 8, 2016

Should we be linking nationwide crime spikes to heroin addiction and the black market it is driving?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by these two recent New York Times article:

As with all short-term and long-term changes in crime rates and patterns, I am strongly disinclined to assert or even suggest that a single causal factor provides a simple account for what is transpiring.  That said, I do not think it is a mere coincidence that opioid problems and broader crime problems have been increasing together.

April 8, 2016 at 08:25 AM | Permalink


So let's be nicer to drug dealers eh, Doug?

Posted by: federalist | Apr 8, 2016 10:19:38 AM

Are you just some kind of knee-jerk troll?

Posted by: Fat Bastard | Apr 8, 2016 12:08:05 PM

Call me what you want, Fat Bastard. Seems to me that a heroin epidemic in the US (which Obama doesn't seem to care about, else he'd tighten the border) calls into question the idea of releasing convicted drug dealers, but hey, what do I know?

Posted by: federalist | Apr 8, 2016 2:42:39 PM

that's right fed you don't know shit when it comes right down to it because you certainly have no first hand experience having to deal with it on a personal level, it's also called empathy which evidently indicates you have a severe mental deficiency when it comes to the many real life issues discussed here

Posted by: life is not for wimps | Apr 12, 2016 8:12:22 PM

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