America, The Violent: Guns End More and More Spats

Snitch Benjamin Wachs discovers that getting away with murder is easier than ever, largely because of stranger killings and the 'stop snitching' ethos. -d2

Murder just got scarier

In San Francisco, “spontaneous violence” is replacing “motive” for murder.

By Benjamin Wachs

While the homicide rate is rising, the number of arrests for homicides in San Francisco is dropping steadily, according to statistics compiled by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

Getting away with murder is getting easier.

In 2004, 43 homicide cases had arrests made. In 2005, it was 34 cases. In 2006, 25. Now, in 2007, with four months left to go, officers have made …

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