Thursday, February 09, 2017

Alternative facts

When they crack down on things they are imagining.
Mr Sessions, a longtime Senator from Alabama who was once deemed too racist to serve as a federal judge, told reporters that the US "has a crime problem".

"I wish the rise that we're seeing in crime in America today were some sort of aberration or a blip," he said.

"My best judgement, having been involved in criminal law enforcement for many years, is that this is a dangerous, permanent trend that puts the health and safety of America at risk," he added.

Mr Trump's and Mr Sessions' claims of permanent, rising crime have consistently been debunked.

Despite a slight rise in crime over the past two years, it has gone down significantly over several decades and is much lower than in the 1980s and 1990s.
Anyway Mitch Landrieu and Sidney Torres think we have to have a 3 am curfew and shove a camera up everyone's butt on Bourbon Street.  So it's hard to guess at who can make the "fact-based" counter-argument here.

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