No murders in NYC last week. Murders down 26% this year off last year's record low.
— howard wolfson (@howiewolf) October 14, 2013
That tweet got some interesting reactions:
@azi @nycmayorsoffice First time I've seen a mayor's office call attention to 6 days without a reported murder.And this:
— BinghamtonNow (@BinghamtonNow) October 14, 2013
"@howiewolf MT: No NYC murder last week. Murders down 26% this year.” @azi Serious Question: murder being defined/determined same way?
— Rebecca G (@WZora) October 14, 2013
Only in Bloomberg's New York does someone actually ask the mayor's minion, after he brags that there have been no murders in the city in a week, if they've changed the definition of "murder."
And that's because the data they hawk here in Bloombergville is often hard to be believe.
The test scores, the graduation rates, the crime stats, the emergency response times, etc. - all phonied up.