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June 27, 2020 12:19 am  #1

City Life: Those pesky statistics (Crime & Punishment)

QUOTE FROM ARTICLE AT LINK BELOW: (and the whole article is good reading!)

"I once gave a talk in New Zealand in which I said that, thanks to the inefficiency of the police and the leniency of the courts in Britain, a burglar spent on average three days in prison; in which case the question was not why there were so many burglars, but why there were so few.  {MINE: (!) Good one!!}

To this question a clever lawyer in the audience immediately said, “They’re not very good at arithmetic.” "


"I do not think that the rioters were or are much interested in philosophical subtleties, however. But, for the sake of argument, let us exclude those who riot for pleasure and profit, those who merely like the tinkling sound of smashed plate glass and the cheery crackling of flames in department stores while also indulging in a little light looting."

A government which robs Peter to
pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw

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