An Astonishing Argument for Why Violent Crime Rates Have Dropped

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    More (w/References): An Astonishing Argument for Why Violent Crime Rates Have Dropped | Alternet
     
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    There's some validity to that argument. Lead poisoning has an effect on the brain and cognition.
     
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    Lead based paints haven't been around for 35 years. In this country anyway.
     
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    The high rates of abortions in minority communities are also argued as a reason, just fewer potential criminals born since Roe. Both arguments could have validity, maybe a combination?
     
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    What point are you trying to make:

    That you hate minorities?

    Or that Republicans should start supporting abortion because it results in less members of minorities?

    That's how I read your comment at least.
     
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    Yeah..there are so few minorities that they were barely able to tip the scales of the last election..

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    Yep. That's the gist of it.


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    wow... talk about coincidence...

    I was listening, less than half an hour ago, to a radio PSA about lead paint and it's effect on kids... it described kids who had emotional, behavioral and learning problems as a result of exposure to lead paint... and it made me wonder if mebbe it caused kids to be more violent and out of control...

    and I was thinking of putting up a thread related to this subject...
     
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    sure, lead-based paints haven't been sold for the last 35 years...

    but there are millions of older homes and apartments that have lead-based paint that was applied long ago on surfaces throughout their interiors... on walls, doors, baseboards and window sills...
     
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    AGW.

    Has to be

    Nothing else fits the facts
     

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