I hope this collection of quotes from a recent article will encourage you to protect yourself, instead:
Statistics compiled by San Francisco police for the committee show that in
74 of the 94 homicides recorded through Monday afternoon in 2005, no arrest has
been made and the cases remain open and under investigation. Part of the explanation, police said, for the low rate of arrests and
prosecutions is the reluctance of witnesses to provide testimony given their
exposure to retribution.About 20 percent of the 94 homicides recorded through Monday afternoon for
2005 took place at public housing properties.
That last number prompted supervisors to ask why a program begun last year
that tasks 16 officers with patrolling four housing developments in the
southeast part of the city hasn't been expanded to other locations.
Mirkarimi said he wants to see a regular flow of reliable statistics on
how San Francisco's Police Department is performing. Suggesting police
officials are reluctant to submit to closer oversight, he characterized getting
good information out of the department as a "cat-and-mouse game."
Sure sounds safe over there in San Francisco, where they recently voted to ban handguns.
This entry was published Mon Feb 06 00:31:03 CST 2006 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2006-02-06 00:31:03.0.