Figures lie, and …

Roll the tape.

Ho, ho. It seems the Albuquerque Police Department has copped to a few “inaccuracies” in its crime stats.

As pictures go, this is on a par with Leonardo da Vinci admitting that Mona Lisa was actually a dude, and a car-stealing serial killer to boot.

In a chat with the Urinal, Mayor Tim Keller spake thusly:

“The mirror doesn’t lie and the mirror says violent crime is up, and that’s a huge problem, but it also says that property crime and auto theft are down. I don’t think it’s about people believing one thing or another, I think it’s just what your definition of crime is. And we have always said that crime is the biggest problem in our community and that continues to be the case.”

Boy, I’ll bet he’d like to walk that one back now that it’s limping down the street with a bullet wound, trying to find its stolen car.

The good news: It can take the bus! And for free, too. If you overlook the $133 million startup charge, that is.

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6 Responses to “Figures lie, and …”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    I almost rolled out of my chair when I read that article.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Whoops, you got me.

  3. Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

    Reading this kind of stuff makes me ever-more-thankful I now live in a place that seems much, much safer than the USA….Sicily – the home of the Mafia. Whooda thunk it?

  4. Peter W. Polack Says:

    Your post belongs in the editorial section of the Albuquerque Journal. It says a lot, says it well, and tartly, too! You could be the local curmudgeon-columnist!

  5. Pat O’Brien Says:

    What the Duke City PD needs is more surveillance cameras. If you want some insight on “1984” happening right now in China, I suggest watching “The Future of AI” on PBS. I watched it yesterday afternoon and had to open the bar early.

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