And while there was a drop from 2003 to 2004, 2005 had nearly as many as 2002. And besides it ignores national crime trends, and the revitalization that the city was going through during the late 1990′s and early 2000′s
Can anyone argue that having porn readily available to anyone at any age is constructive to our society? 1 in 5 women will be raped or sexually abused in America today. 20% of women! You wanna talk about a war on women! To suggest that making prostitution and brothels legal is going to make that problem better is absolutely idiotic. That’s similar to the argument that they made in Colorado that marijuana use would go down once its legalized – uh huh, that’s clearly working out for them! There are 600 to 700 rapes reported in Las Vegas every year. Compare that to New York where there are 1,000 to 1,200 reported cases. The population of Las Vegas – 603,500 and New York – 8.4 million. So clearly legalizing prostitution is not the answer! And clearly porn has no positive effect on society. What would make a ton of sense, since we live in a free society is to have a common sense approach to porn on the Internet which is to structure it in such a way as to allow easy, guaranteed ways to block it for those that do not want it infiltrating their home and families! For example requiring that any X-rated material be published in a .porn or .prn (or some other derivative) domain! Then you simply block content from those domains and you’ve allow the Internet to be a constructive tool in your house without some of its destructive nature.
Hey, I'm not coming out in defense of porn or anything, but I do like truth. You quoted a completely debunked statistic re: the ratio of sexual assaults on women- it's nowhere near 1 in 5.
You might want to reconsider your anti-prostitution stance after reading these articles:
 February 19, 2015 at 12:43pm
So if holding up a sign saying “White Power” is so racial and offensive, then why is blaming issues in the black communities on “White Privilege” not racial or offensive?
Double-standards and black entitlement. Only whites are racists, don't you know. (SARC)
 February 17, 2015 at 4:15pm
“The church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense” – so Rob, what parts of this ancient manuscript are real then? Can people just choose which ones they want to believe and which ones are irrelevant just because the culture says so? Do morals come from culture? If the culture decides that its okay for men to have sex with children as young as 10 – would that become morally acceptable too? How about slavery – if the culture decides that we collectively would like to bring it back – would that become morally acceptable? How about mutual consent for murder – the wild west dual at sundown – if the culture decides that’s a reasonable means to resolve disputes – would that be morally acceptable? Just where does the churches’ definition of morals come from Rob? This notion of culture determining morals simply does not work. Just because it is culturally acceptable does not make it morally right and if it is not morally right then how can the church “accept it”? By your definition Rob the church should also just accept abortion – I’m sure God is okay with taring apart a baby for convenience, after all, the culture seems to think it is okay. So if the church doesn’t agree with the culture – then the church must change…wow so much for being the light in a dark world…
 February 17, 2015 at 3:01pm
One of my questions about evolution is that over millions of years suddenly there is man. Regardless of the insane possibility of this occurring and life being created from nothing etc…here we are at that point in history – there is man! Where did woman come from? And they both happened to arrive on the scene within a 40-50 years of each other in order to procreate. And furthermore they had to arrive on the scene at the same time and had to be geographically located close enough to discover one another. What are the odds of that?
Actually, we are talking about life evolving over billions of years (3.2 billion).
"Man" did not merely appear...modern human beings are the product of those billions of years of evolution. You seem to be under the mistaken impression that human beings developed out of no where...modern humans began to evolve out of populations of a similar primate population.
You obviously know nothing about evolution, "suddenly there was man." How about reading a book about it before saying something so ridiculous.
NotSoCommon why can you believe that god just is, and not that the universe just is?? Wh
 February 17, 2015 at 10:06am
“The First Amendment mandates that schools cannot advance or promote religion, so that’s what this display is doing,” REALLY? I don’t see the word school mentioned anywhere in the first amendment do you?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
And what about “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” OR “abridging the freedom of speech”…how come those are never mentioned when the FFRF raises these insane issues?
Because if they were, the FFRF would have to lose their standing to petition. They would be immediately defined as an anti-Constitutional advocacy group. Which they are and which they should be known as.
February 9, 2015 at 8:42am
Why does it always come down to race and gender? It’s the greatest show on Earth, because of race and gender? Why isn’t it the greatest show on earth because of the competency and character of the contenders? I thought the objective was that we didn’t see race or color…we are all Americans…at least I thought that’s was Martin Luther King was preaching!
If no images of the “prophet” are allowed – then how do we even know what he looked like? And if we don’t know what he looked like, then how can they claim that a cartoonist is in violation of their “traditions” by drawing a figure that they think looks like what they believe Muhammad looked like?
And as a side note – use Google images and search for ‘Muhammad’…hmmmmm????
of course they have pictures of him and with violence committed in muhammad s name they now erased his pictures . they can lies and do everything but the educated masses cant be fooled. only them the ignorant/educated muslims will keep on believing all the lies that quoran teaches them.
 December 12, 2014 at 11:28am
Maybe this is what happened to the money designated for shovel ready infrastructure jobs.
Its still shovel ready.Its just that the shovel is needed to bury the burned cash and can only employ pnly one or maybe two.Well unless the government gets in it then it will be a matter of about ten.Nine supervisors and one working.Business as usual
December 4, 2014 at 9:38am
Can I ask a common sense question? If our infrastructure is such a disaster, then why are we spending sooooo much time and money constructing walls along highways throughout this country? Shouldn’t that money be spent on “infrastructure” instead of unnecessary sound barriers?
It's not even the fed gubments job to be involved in infratructure. Unless it's about a bridge between natural boundaries between States. Or the 1/4 centimeter that might be in dispute between the mythical 7 States..
 November 24, 2014 at 11:21am
Let’s see what else being taught in school “has a religious content”? History? Art? Music History? Literature? Poetry? Geography? Language? Social Studies? Ancient Civilizations? Medieval and Renaissance? U.S. History and Government?
I think it is time to immediately cease teaching these subjects as one might encounter some “religious content”!!!
They ceased teaching this stuff a long time ago. Now it's all grievance studies and guilt trips.
This is educational child abuse. Repeal the act that created the Department of Education, fire the local yokels involved in even considering the cancelation, and send all these nabobs out to get real work.
 November 21, 2014 at 9:26am
The law itself is unconstitutional! This teacher has a freedom of speech and expression as well as a freedom of religion. How can you then make a law that says you cannot wear a religious symbol?
“They are there to learn about education, not to learn about religious points of view,” Perce told the outlet.
Actually they are not there to learn about education – they are there to learn about the appropriate subject matters for their age, in other words they are there to be educated, but I digress.
Someone please explain how wearing a religious symbol is teaching anyone anything about religious points of view? If Perce didn’t make an issue of it, I would venture to guess that most, if not all, students would look at it simply as jewelry.
There is no US Constitution being used and has not been for decades.
This is another one that I struggle with. The rule was for everyone, though obviously not being enforced. It is odd since it is a law and this is a public school. In most businesses most of us would agree that the owner could set a dress code which could include a no religious symbols, no tattoos, etc. They have dress codes for students could there not be one for teachers?
I don't see the point in not letting them wear some jewelry with religious symbols and certainly a necklace doesn't teach any religious point of view. And this guy is a nut job that is suing. when you put it all in the bowl and mix it all up you just have a big mess and the law probably needs to just be struck down, but I can see a danger there. When one of the teachers joins the church of porn and orgies and starts wearing shirts with porn pictures on them and claims you can't discriminate because it is his religion we will have more problems. where do we draw the line on what is acceptable?
 November 7, 2014 at 9:01am
I actually enjoy hearing an issue factually debated from both sides. But when is the last time anyone has heard Bob Beckel add anything to a conversation? All I ever hear is excuses and back peddling. Which makes sense given who he is attempting to support, but maybe its time to replace Bob – I’m tired of his antics! Maybe Kirsten Powers would be a better choice.
 November 6, 2014 at 9:31pm
You have to love this guy! He is extremely intelligent and incredibly humble. If you want to discuss healthcare at a National level – who better than the pediatric neurosurgeon who ran the division at John Hopkins Hospital? I’d paid to see him debate Hillary Clinton! Sign the petition RunBenRun.org and send the message to Ben – we need integrity back in Washington!
 November 6, 2014 at 12:17pm
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” – Psalm 14:1
And back in the superstitious, primitive, and uninformed time that was written, I suppose many would have believed that, but it doesn't work today.
Anyway, this is just a bible verse that gives christians an excuse to call people names.
 November 6, 2014 at 11:26am
Why is it okay to segregate on the basis of race – unless black people claim otherwise? And somehow these organizations are not considered racist?
The Black Congressional Caucus
Miss Black USA Pagent
Black Entertainment Television
Black History Month
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
United ***** College Fund
American Association of Blacks in Energy
Association of Black Psychologists
Executive Leadership Council
National Association of Black Accountants
National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers
National Association of Black Journalists
National Black Business Council
National Black Chamber of Commerce
National Black MBA Association
National Black Nurses Association
National Council of ***** Women
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
National Medical Association
African-American Press of America
National Society of Black Engineers
Organization of Black Designers
100 Black Men of America
they bleeped negro........that is not a racist word that is a human classification
Great point Notsocommonsense...but you left out a couple. If I may.. BET: Black Entertainment Television. /. And the BET Awards. - Black Entertainment Television Awards.
( hypocriticle Standards that continues to be blaintley ignored and condoned. )
 October 31, 2014 at 7:34pm
Those items are probably with the IRS emails and Joe Biden’s brain