Crime is up? Wha?Are you sure.
Because like, I thought it wasn’t.
Via Joe Sacramento (hey Joe, whaddya know!), don’t miss Daniel Weintraub’s piece from earlier this week about Mayor Heather Fargo’s dangerously out-of-it reactions to being confronted with the city’s crime rates, which I have blogged about here often. So often I’m not going to bother to provide links. 🙂
“My sense is that we are tracking at about the same pace as other cities,” says Fargo when asked her explanation for Sacramento’s soaring crime rate. The numbers are staggering — Sacramento has close to the worst crime rate in the state, and the rate has risen 50%… fifty percent!! … during Fargo’s term.
But what I think is most interesting is this quote from Fargo, speculatin’ on why this might be the case: “We do have a lot of immigrants.” Put that in your brainpipe and smoke it for a sec. Then put those words in your favorite national politician’s mouth and imagine the reaction.