Monday, June 12, 2006

Drugs Drugs Drugs, Oh Uh , And, Murders Robberies and Rapes

Sitting in criminal court watching possession of cocaine case after possession of cocaine case, I heard a faint voice today: Violent crime is up.

You can read about it here

According to the FBI, violent crime in the U.S. posted its biggest one-year increase since 1991. AP reports that "nationally, murders rose 4.8 percent, meaning there were more than 16,900 victims in 2005. That would be the most since 1998 and the largest percentage increase in 15 years."

According to AP, "Some criminal justice experts said the statistics reflect the nation's complacency in fighting crime. Crime dropped dramatically during 1990s, and some cities have since abandoned effective programs that emphasized prevention, the putting of more cops on the street, and controls on the spread of guns."

Hmmmmm. Prevention? More cops? Gun Control?

Why do that when you can just build more prisons?

Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense attorney in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit