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Increase in Murders among Black Youths: Bush to Blame?

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Has Bush contributed to the increase in murder among black youths?


People scoffed when Kanye stated that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” but a new study by criminologists at Northeastern University in Boston shows that the “Bush administration grant cuts to local police and juvenile crime prevention programs for the surge in crimes by young black men and teens.”


Conservatives, of course, have their own interpretation of the data (“Young blacks who idolize pimps and felons have become soulless monsters,” etc). It will be interesting to see what the new Justice Department and Attorney General make of these findings.

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