Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dave Workman: Is Seattle mayor mimicking Bloomy group’s exaggeration, misrepresentation?

More than half of Seattle’s criminal homicides last year did not involve firearms, yet Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s focus, including his remarks last night to a community meeting in the South End, has been on gun control, and one wonders if he has taken a page from Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” playbook to exaggerate the city’s violent crime problem by misleading his constituents and misrepresenting history.

To anyone familiar with crime in Seattle and other similar-sized cities, it might appear so. Yet statistics indicate that suggestions of Seattle being caught in an “epidemic of violence” as the mayor implied Wednesday, do not pass the smell test.

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