Law: Falling Crime

The FBI reports a turnaround

In the worst mass murder in New York City history, ten people, including eight children, were shot dead, execution-style, in a Brooklyn apartment last week. In New Hampshire, Christopher Wilder's cross-country odyssey of kidnap, rape and murder ended in his shooting death during a struggle with police. In Texas, Henry Lee Lucas, who boasts of killing some 360 people, was condemned to death for one of those murders. Against that shocking tableau of recent criminal violence, many Americans might find it difficult to credit some good news from...

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