Today The New York Times had an article debunking the theory that crime is increasing in Arizona♠, based upon a report it obtained from the FBI. The article, "On Border Violence, Truth Pales Compared to Ideas", is here. Here is the table linked to in the article. I do wonder about why Tucson has more crime than Phoenix.
Well, there is always someone to spoil the story. Here comes the blog Just One Minute with the idea that the should consider not just big cities (Population over 100,000), but other areas. The blog post is here. And, the statistics tell a different story. Is this what we call "Fisking"?
Hat tip Instapundit.
NB: I am not against immigration. I do think that the queue jumpers should not be allowed to get ahead of my Granddaughter's husband and others who have come here the regular way, with papers and permission. I have also proposed my own solution to the illegal immigration problem, which includes an available path to citizenship for those who desire it.
Then there is the story that some National Parks in Arizona are closed for safety. I went to the US National Park Website. Then I picked "Find a Park by State" and picked Arizona and got a blank screen. But then I got the same thing clicking on Massachusetts. Most other states seem to be functioning properly on the NPS web site. Closed parks or bad software—you decide.
Regards — Cliff
♠ With the implication being that the increase in crime is due to illegal immigration.