Kansas City Star Solves Homicide Crisis By Recycling Debunked 'Broken Windows' Theory

The daily newspaper might be responsible for clearing untold forests of trees . . . But at least they've proven effective at recycling ideas.

Most experts contend that "the Broken Windows Theory" is nothing more than pop psychology that lends itself to be exploited by opportunistic activists . . .  Here's the newspaper repackaging the idea with a bit of community outreach and dangerous surveillance tech advocacy thrown in for good measure and to justify one of their otherwise garbage Sunday editorials . . .

Violent criminals and their associates must be identified. Intervention is crucial. Young people in Kansas City need more opportunities to learn skills and trades to make a living, social justice advocates contend.

The city’s multilayered KC 4 Peace program to prevent violence is a start. It aims to fight crime by making physical improvements in neighborhoods with increased lighting and traffic-calming street design, collecting data, communicating with the public, and providing recreation and other activities for young people. Those between the ages of 18 and 24 are at highest risk for gun violence.

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