Saturday, September 28, 2019
FACT CHECK!!! STUDY SEYZ KANSAS CITY POLLEN COUNT IMPACTS CRIME RATE!!!
Over the past few days Kansas City has suffered a plant-based debate which has sewn discontent and disagreement among denizens of the local discourse desperately searching for the best way to lower one of the top crime rates in the nation.
This week the KCPD top cop connected marijuana to violent crime and helped to thwart legislation that would have moved forward de facto weed decriminalization on local streets via an ordinance that would've allowed near "distribution levels" of pot to be protected under personal use provisions.
The push back against the KCPD Chief was stronger than expected as social justice advocates from across the city denounced the argument and attempted to debate the issue with their own theories. The most popular missive contends that racism and poverty contributed to violent crime far more than weed.
To wit . . .
TKC SHARES THIS SCIENTIFIC FACT CHECK REVEALING THAT POLLEN PROBABLY IMPACTS KANSAS CITY CRIME MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER PLANT!!!
Given that the recent rain has made everyone a bit stuffy as of late, here's expert research offering an important local explanation:
HJR: Research reveals link between high pollen counts and low crime rates
Check the data-driven-journalism:
Looking at daily pollen counts across 16 U.S. cities (INCLUDING KCMO) from 2007 to 2016 and crimes reported to local law enforcement that the FBI collects, the authors find that reported violent crime falls 4% on high-pollen days. That drop is about the level of crime reduction that would come with a 10% increase in the size of a city’s police force, the authors write. The paper adds to past research investigating how health and other shocks — like football upsets — affect crime rates.
“Usually people look at effects of criminal justice policy, like incarceration rates and prison time,” says Monica Deza, assistant professor of economics at Hunter College and one of the paper’s authors. “Those are not the only approaches to fight crime. Not that increasing pollen or health shocks is a tool to fight crime, but it’s something to take into account . . . ”
“If people could manage their anger without being sick that would have positive effects on crime even on days when we don’t observe these health shocks,” Deza says.
And so, if local authorities, elected leaders and activists are dedicating valuable time to arguments regarding illicit agriculture and theories related to its crime impact . . . Our blog community features BETTER SCIENCE than both police and SJWs which offers a broader study about the effect of the environment on our health and lives -- A historically proven axiom which certainly isn't anything to sneeze at . . .
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