Clean Streets?: Detroit's financial woes are well publicized, but you may not have heard that the crime has dropped big time. Compared to last year, robberies are down 37%, break-ins have dropped 22%, and there has been a 30% decline in carjackings.
One opinion-- "Part of the drop in crime and robberies in particular is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed."
That is not the NRA chairman or the gun lobby..this is from Detroit's police chief James Craig who also cited good work from police investigators is part of the crime decline. One gun control advocate isn't buying the story from the police chief, saying it is a complicated issue.
"Our position is, more guns equals more crime."
Taking it to the Streets: Arizona congressional candidate Adam Kwasman was trying to protest the arrival of immigrant children to a small town. While giving a speech to the crowd a bus arrived and the Republican tweeted a picture of a yellow school bus saying, "Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law."
The candidate approached the bus before letting it continue.
The problem? The bus was full of YMCA campers..not illegal immigrants. Kwasman later apologized for the mixup.
The Name Game: Finally, the Washington Redskins may have their day in court but if they enter one judge's domain the team's name is not welcome. In a footnote Judge Peter Messitte took a stand, "The Court will refrain from using the team name...referred to hereafter simply as "the Washington Team."
The name may not be welcome on TV either. The head of CBS Sports has not ruled out banning the team's name, saying they will likely leave it up to the announcers. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell echoed that --"We don't dictate to our broadcast partners how they cover the game. That's their decision."
The owner of the Redskins Dan Snyder has vowed not to change the name.