Shooting Fish in Media Barrel
So far, according to the story, a massive 121 soldiers have returned home so screwed up they kill.
What does that number mean?
The way Armed Liberal figures it, not much.
DOJ figured put the murder rate for 18 to 24 year-olds at 26.5 per 100,000, for 25 to 34 year olds its 13.5 per. For returning soldiers? Based on available deployment numbers, its about 7.0 per, so about half (or a quarter) the rate of murder in the general public.
Hmmm. Maybe going to war has a pacifying effect on people.
Anyway, it seems to us we have read a number of stories recently about college professors killing their wives (Rafael Robb), sexually assaulting students (Tracy McIntosh), possessing child porn, etc.
We look forward to a NYT story that compiles the numbers and reveals the debilitating psychological effects that teaching at a modern university causes.
UPDATE: Prof. John Dilulio also weighs in. His numbers are a little different but he reaches the same conclusion.
More at Powerline.