I was going to post some general comments about the statistics recently unveiled about the rise in crime in St. Louis, but I think Antonio French said it best over at Pub Def:
Percentage of rise in violent crime matches proposed pay increase for Mokwa
Personally, I'm astonished that the writers of the Mayorslay.com blog tried to spin this in a positive manner. What's tomorrow's blog entry gonna be over there?!? "Thousands of St. Louisans discovering the nutritional value of eating broken glass!" ???