DC police priorities
[Via The Parson's Fifth}:
The Georgetown Hoya reports that three students were mugged, and one shot, just off campus. This is in Washington DC, where gun ownership is largely outlawed (and until fairly recently, so was possession of Mace and pepper-spray).
The DC police response: “If our people weren’t taken away dealing with large parties and drinking all the time, we could have high-visibility patrols and try to deter some of serious problems that go on,” she said.
Great priorities, those. We can't do much about armed robberies and attempted murders because we're too busy dealing with disturbing the peace and underage drinking.