Follow up on Post from Shrimplate through Instapundit
Interestingly enough, I just came across this post, THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS RETURNING TROOPS ARE MURDERERS, from Instapundit in direct relation to the post I wrote in response to Shrimplate, who blamed violent behavior on the military.
Glenn Reynolds links to the following:
The Media Does It Again
by Armed Liberal at January 13, 2008 1:07 AM
This references an article by the NYT which blames the murders committed by soldiers on their tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The spin makes for a great “damn this war! It makes them baby killers!” story. All too easy for someone else to spew shit at the military.
According to the post, the murder rate for those having served is 7.08/100,000 population.
General US offender rate for homicide in the 18 – 24 y/o range is 26.5/100,000. For 25 – 34, it’s 13.5/100,000.