Effect, meet Cause

When Morons Have Typewriters

Chuck Simmins at You Big Mouth, You notes an AP story about the fact that the population in US prisons grew by 2.9% last year to 2.1 million inmates. That’s very bad, isn’t it?

The inmate population continued its rise despite a fall in the crime rate

Gee. Prison population UP and crime rate DOWN at the same time? Who would’ve thunk it?

(I swear I posted about an observation just like this last year, but I can’t seem to find it. If anyone sees a stray post of mine out there somewhere, email me or comment. Thanks.)