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  • No, there’s no new murder epidemic: James Alan Fox

    USA Weekend - 06/04/2015

    “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” proclaimed Chicken Little in the classic folktale about mass hysteria. Along her journey to inform the king of the impending doom, the panicky bird convinced her friends Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey that their lives were in danger.

    Apparently, Chicken Little is alive and well, and telling journalists around the country (and abroad) that the U.S. is experiencing a worrisome crime wave. And in this case, it was a recent column in The Wall Street Journal by conservative political commentator Heather Mac Donald, called “The New Nationwide Crime Wave,” that has created mass (media) hysteria about lawlessness.

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