Editorial LiveJournalists reject Mayor's spin on crime

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Last week, we noted the release of the latest FBI crime statistics, which only confirmed what most Houstonians know to be true about violent crime in the city (it’s increasing).

Nonetheless, that didn’t stop MayorWhiteChiefHurtt’s press shop from going into full spin mode for the local media. Here are excerpts from KHOU-11’s story that appeared shortly after the FBI information was widely reported:

When the population increase is factored in, the murder rate is still up 11 percent, but violent crimes as a whole

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