Thursday, January 26, 2006

Of Course, They All Came Over On The Mayflower

The Daily Telegraph reports today on the recent escalation in the homicide rate in Compton, California.
Its reporter, Catherine Elsworth, writes that,
"Some say the number of recently paroled prisoners jailed during the city's most violent period 10 to 15 years ago could be to blame"; and,
"Nearly all the murders, police believe, are linked to the city's estimated 57 active street gangs, which are now Hispanic as well as black."
Not once does she mention whether or not any of the gags might be (gulp) illegal foreigners.
If one takes one's news from the Daily Telegraph, one could almost believe that the ancestors of the gangsters currently causing such mayhem in Compton all arrived in the New World on the Mayflower.