Enlightening Commentary

Stay Fetal Update

Posted on April 12, 2016

A Fetal Homer SimpsonBy all measures, the “crime is down” meme has been replaced by, well, nothing, because it’s best not to talk much about it. Now with enough time passing between the video release and the onset of fetalization, it can been shown there’s a correlation between the two:

“The severe spike in gun violence Chicago is experiencing can be dated to the release of the video in the Laquan McDonald case, a FiveThirtyEight analysis of crime data shows. The same analysis shows that the city has seen a significant drop in arrests made for homicides and nonfatal shootings, as well as other crimes, since the video’s release on Nov. 24. This suggests a decline in law enforcement activity that may be contributing to the rise in gun crime.

The spike in gun violence in Chicago since the end of November, though, is too sharp to be explained by seasonal fluctuations or chance. There have been 175 homicides and approximately 675 nonfatal shooting incidents from Dec. 1 through March 31, according to our analysis of city data. The 69 percent drop in the nonfatal shooting arrest rate and the 48 percent drop in the homicide arrest rate since the video’s release also cannot be explained by temperature or bad luck.”

Obviously it’s the guns’ fault.