Thursday, June 03, 2010

Victim Status

Criminals are losing their victim status. No. Really.

it now seems fairly clear that something akin to culture and not economics is the root cause of crime. By and large everyday people do not go into a life of crime because they have been laid off or their home is worth less than their mortgage. They do something else, but whatever it is, it does not generally entail packing heat. Once this becomes an accepted truth, criminals will lose what status they still retain as victims.
I guess that claiming they are depraved because they are deprived isn't going to work as well as it used to.

H/T Instapundit

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