Sunday, April 18, 2004

Praying Crime Away

Dang, I actually find myself agreeing with the Harvard Republicans: Prayer ain't an effective crimesolver.

Josh Barro writes that there were 102 murders in Detroit in just the first three months of 2004, and the city's police department came up with a brilliant idea: let's pray. So taxpayers' money was paying these cops to pray for an hour when they should've been out rounding up perps--or at least "brainstorming new strategies to stop crime in the city," as the Barro points out. The cops could've gone home and prayed instead of watching The Apprentice if they really think it's gonna help.

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