"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
Professor Silverman finding is verified by the manipulation of crime numbers in Chicago and New York. He's the author of the seminal exposé on the CompStat program in Chicago and New York which avoids classifying murders as murders, avoids classifying rapes as rapes, and downgrades serious crimes to less serious offenses:
The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation
(Advances in Police Theory and Practice)