Violent crime has spiked dramatically since the September 11th attacks. The homicide rate has jumped by more than athird, but city officials disagree on whether the increase occurred because local police officers have been divertedto help with other security duties. The DC police chief says he doesn’t think the increase can be linked solely tothe redeployment of officers. Could it be because an atmosphere of violence condones violence? When the Columbinehigh school shootings happened in Colorado, President Bill Clinton urged parents to teach their children thatconflicts can be resolved peacefully; this, as he was dropping bombs on Yugoslavia.
- Egyptian New York City Taxi Driver, who has pulled his children out of school because he fears for theirlives; wants to remain anonymous.