Priorities, Please

This just in…while a controversy is brewing over Chicago’s crime numbers (a curious drop in crime has led some to believe the police department is “cooking the books,”) the city’s aldermen have taken a drastic measure to improve the quality of life for residents.  Since the real scourge on the city is plastic bags, they have joined many other cities in passing a ban.  Thank goodness they have their priorities straight.  After all, crime doesn’t kill people, but plastic bags do?

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  1. Studebaker says:

    Broken Windows Theory posits that the environment is indicative of neighborhood decline. If allowed to persist, evidence of neighborhood decline leads to other crime. For instance, allowing one broken window (due to vandalism) invites other vandals to break windows and commit petty crimes. However, as the theory goes, if you fix the window, crack down on vandalism, and maintain a police presence, the petty criminals and vandals won’t feel welcome.

    So, the moral of the story is that policy should pick up all the plastic bags littering the streets and not allow any more to be sold. If those measures are taken, crime will fall in Chicago and Illinois will be a better place.

    It could happen… at least in a fairytale!

  2. Brian Williams. says:

    There must be a connection between plastic bags and organized crime.

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