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francopoli  ·  174 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Motherhood in the Age of Fear

I've blown my outrage load for the week, but man, this shit pisses me off. Crime peaked in the US in 1989. Violent crime is at historic lows. IF you are not in the illegal drug trade, the odds of you and your family being the victim of a crime are near zero. Almost all child abductions are parents and grandparents fighting over relationship breakups. "Stranger Danger" is a lifetime movie reenactment, not real life.

But selling fear sells ad copy, so here we are.