"Our ordinance told our violent criminals that all our citizens are armed,
it persuaded them to live somewhere else, don't attack anyone here,
you'll get shot!"
– Mayor Mark Mathews, City of Kennesaw, Georgia
"The only thing man learns from history is that
man does not learn from history!"
"[Low crime] figures serve a political end.
It brings in tourism; it's good for business."
– Professor Emeritus Eli Silverman, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City
Author of the seminal exposé on the CompStat program which downgrades reports of serious crimes to less serious offenses:
The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation (Advances in Police Theory and Practice)