Monday, July 17, 2006

How About a Brain Buyback Program?

From the Boston Globe:

A 44-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday at Dorchester's Franklin Field Public Housing Development, making him the city's 39th homicide victim this year, police said.


It was the second fatal shooting in two days after the city's gun buyback program expired. At the same time last year, the city had 37 homicides.

Over the weekend, police responded to at least three other shootings in Dorchester and Roxbury.


In ending the gun buyback program, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said it had been a success, adding, "We took over 700 guns off the streets; that's 700 less in terms of potential for violence."

Just like his brain has the "potential" for intelligent thought, I suppose. And that's being generous.