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Democratic fiefdoms perpetuate inner-city problems

Democratic fiefdoms perpetuate inner-city problems

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The article "Urban killings rise in clusters, analysis shows" (Dec. 25) did not mention key aspects of this problem, but instead puts the onus on police to fix it.

It has been proven that poverty does not equal crime in most of America, so don’t blame the divisive concept of income inequality. When most people growing up see things they want but cannot afford, they work until they can; they do not plot how to steal them. If the latter were  true, everyone would be stealing from those better off than them.

The big cities with issues have been Democratic strongholds for decades, with the welfare cycle keeping families, often with no fathers, down. Until we teach and expect personal responsibility, and stop blaming police for failing to fix inner-city problems, nothing will change in these Democratic fiefdoms.

Tom Becker  •  St. Peters

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