Thursday, July 21, 2011

Steve, Hurry Up With Those New Prisons While There Are Still Some Criminals Left

No, crime isn't going away but, even as Ruler Steve indulges his prison fetish, crime rates continue to go down - a lot.

StatsCan said police-reported crime rates fell a whopping 5 per cent last year from 2009, continuing a long-running trend.

Harper may claim to loathe Keynesian economics but, strip him down to his frillies and he's all Penal Keynesianism.


Redbedhead said...

You silly fellow. Do you now recall that Stockwell Day himself - a learned and widely published criminologist with a deep insight into social trends - noted that there was, well, a whole bushel of crime that goes unreported. And those unreported criminal activities need to be punished with new prisons.

Of course, after Rob Ford gets rid of all the free destinations for parents with kids in the city of Toronto, some of us may become more crime prone by the end of every weekend...

Redbedhead said...

oops... "do you NOT recall that..."

The Mound of Sound said...

Ah, yes, Stockwell Day. And I had just about succeeded in purging him from my memory banks. Stockwell, who believes the Earth is 6,000 years old and the Flintstones was a reality show, was able indeed to locate the missing, unreported crime wave.

When Harper met with his caucus he told them to ignore StatsCan on this and go, instead, with their (his) gut instinct.