Sunday, April 17, 2005

Roundup Roundup 

Did anybody else hear the NPR segment about the 10,000 fugitive roundup? A professor of Criminal Justice (aptly named discipline, isn’t it?) from the University of Missouri-St. Louis noted in the segment that many, if not most, of the criminals were wanted for, yep, you guessed it—drug violations. Hey, come on! Rapists and murderers are hard to catch. I wish I could find a breakdown of the offenses these 10,000 folks were wanted for. Wonder how many were people of color. Wonder how many were white-collar ripoff artist CEO’s. Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen. Anybody?

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