“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Friday, May 03, 2013

Metro Birmingham's Murder Map


Here's a screen-cap from Google Earth showing what a creative local news reporter defined as the "Murder Map" for metro Birmingham. Heh heh, who knew there was such a thing? I would have expected more "bodies" as Birmingham is currently ranked as the 5th most dangerous city in America. I think that statistic is based on per-capita murders and we're currently at 22 homicides, so where are all the bodies?

Normally by this time of the year, this map would have been littered with little stick men, mostly north and west of town. I live south of town, where there were only 2-3 slayings and if I remember correctly, they were the weird kind, like where a body of a local pizzeria owner was found and nobody knows what happened.

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