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  •  Just a wry observation (8+ / 0-)

    The problem is very deep and complex and I am just noting the numbers in juxtaposition to other current events.

    Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers.
    Based on these numbers why aren't all men stop and frisked by the NYPD?

    Why doesn't every rightwing screech on the radio drone on and on about the murder culture of men?

    Why don't the attendants on airplanes notify the captain when males board the plane...even if they don't have a prayer rug.

    Sometimes we hear of these things and our first reaction is, well… I am not that. Don't put me in that group. I have expressed this myself. But there is an element of the philosophy, 'if I am not working for the solution I am part of the problem.' that should compel us all.

    I don't have an answer. I am not a crusader. But, we all, with little effort, can support candidates – especially chiefs of police and sheriffs departments and judges and attorneys general, state laws, local ordinances, business practices, funding policies, etc. that try and address these issues.

    But the most important step is just accepting that there is an actual, real issue and we are all part of it.

    "You know, just because the thing I saw wasn't there doesn't mean there wasn't something there that I didn't see." Ann Althouse, Conservative Thoughtmeister

    by Bill Section 147 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 08:37:43 AM PDT

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