Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quote of the Day: Crime and Politics

It is easy for people to vent their anger on crime. The anger is justified after all. But it is also a way to vent feelings against poverty, race, and other issues for which crime is a convenient stand in. Politicians pick up these fears and emotions on their antennae and broadcast what they think their people want to hear - Lawrence Friedman, Crime and Punishment in American History.

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