2012 Sandusky murders double state average

For such a small community, a year marred with seven homicides does more than raise an eyebrow.
Jessica Cuffman
Dec 20, 2012

It calls for an examination of violent crime and it's causes, and whether steps can be taken to prevent it. There is no pattern or obvious explanation for so many deaths during the past six months in Sandusky, officials say.

But there is one link. All the victims appear to have known their attackers.

Pick up a copy of Thursday's Sandusky Register to see what local officials have to say about the increased number of homicides in contrast to decreasing instances of gang violence.
 

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2cents

And the video games? Stop their sales as well? It only makes sense, it is all part of the equation!

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sanduskysteve

In my opinion - we need to rid society of a few organizations to fix things and get them back the way they were when I was young. NAACP, NRA, and ACLU. The NRA quit fighting for hunters and started fighting for corporate interests. The NAACP only gets in the way in many of their activities. And the ACLU is totally responsible for the parent's inability to parent their children which gives them full access to do whateverthey want with no control by their parents. Finally let's blame government for trying to micromanage the discipline of kids and teens. The ACLU continuously fought ever city curfew in many states - they created the idea that parents could not punish their kids without reprocussions by the government, who jumped all over that. A ban on asault weapons is in order, judges who prosecute criminals is in order, and the laws need to be changes so there is no longer and minimum and maximum penalty - the penalty should be set in stone and all sentences should be manditory so that judges don't have a choice in the matter.

As for the comments that we need to stop talking down the police - I'll do that when the police stop breaking the law. It's not a very hard concept to understand.

car 54

Personal responsibilty.

KURTje

Eliminate decent jobs & watch crime increase; not just in S. Town.

donutshopguy

kURTje,

Lack of decent jobs justifies murder? That excuse is part of the reason our country is in such a mess. Morals are based on money.

DGMutley

Maybe so. If you look back through history, look at the murder stats for 1988 to 1994 (they're in one of the posts at the beginning of the thread) very high--18. Those were financially tough times.

donutshopguy

Mutt,

Your logic is money solves all social problems. Wow! If the government hands everyone $20,000 will that solve all our problems? Or do we need to make it $50,000 each and every year?

I will bet you all I own it doesn't. You want to bet?

DGMutley

You're twisting it. No income equals stressed out. Look at the number one reason people get divorced.

2cents

Their dental hygienist was HOT!

DGMutley

A guy always has to careful at the dentist's office. lol

donutshopguy

Mutt,

"Maybe so"

Do you really believe a lack of jobs justifies murder?

DGMutley

Nothing justifies murder, but murder and violent crime have always been linked to poverty and the lack of jobs.

donutshopguy

Mutt,

I understand a possible correlation between poverty and lack of jobs. But, violent crime and murder due to poverty.

The first I can tie to lack of education. The second is a moral issue.

DGMutley

Donut,

-Young murder victims almost certain to be dropouts.
-What if keeping kids in school was a matter of life or death? Well, it is.
-Graduation rates has historically reduced murder and assault rates by approximately 20 percent.
-Crime Linked to Dropout Rates, Report Says
-Dropout Charged, Linked To Spree Of `Thrill Killings' - Chicago
-At-Risk Youth Linked To High School Dropout Problem

A few of the returns on page 1 of 44,500,000 Google results for "are dropouts linked to murders".

"is poverty linked to murders" returned 58,600,000 results

Super Judge

Why are most of the victims white?

DGMutley

Might be since most of the population is white. What is your point?

KURTje

D.nut. Please don't twist my words. Loss of good jobs hurt ALL. Many get divorced, drink excessively, etc. If you were ever had to start over you'd understand. No where did I advocate murder. Or look at other countries whose standards went down-hill. History validates that.

donutshopguy

kURTje,

I understand poor.

Put myself through college on my own nickel and started my own company with nothing. I didn't get divorced or drank excessively due to my lack of money. I didn't commit violent crimes or murder due to my place in life at that time.

It's called personal responsibility and self motivation.

Your continual excuses for poverty, crime and entitlement are falling on deaf ears to those of us who are successful by our own ability and drive.

The resources are available to those who are willing to put for the effort to be a success. I help people all the time. Excuses will get you nowhere and will eventually bring our country down.

Merry Christmas.

donutshopguy

Mutt,

You can't even force kids to attend school in jv detention. How you ever going to make them go when they are out in public?

Not saying education will not solve a multitude of problems but we as a community can only provide the opportunity for education not predispose the outcome. Heck, we can't even predispose the outcome when the kids are in jail.

KURTje

See? You got it wrong again d.nut. Nowhere was there any mention of handouts. Please contact Matt W. He can tell you a bit about me (war), though I doubt you have a business....if you do, I hope you value people.

donutshopguy

Yes, I value people who have a desire to improve themselves. I value people who work for a living. I value people trying to get off government handouts. I value people who understand personal responsibility of their lives. I value people who live within their means. I value people who live within the laws of society. I value veterans who have protected our opportunity to live free. I value handicapped people who won't let that handicap hold them back with life. I value the elderly who have built this country with hard work. I value people who use their God given ability and not waste it.

My business allows me to witness people who use color, heritage, divorce, drugs, alcohol and location as a crutch not to live their lives. I have no use to support people who use these and other crutches. If you wish to break these chains I'll give you a "hand up" not a "handout".

Merry Christmas

gene44870

You want to get the murder rate down in sandusky , there is only one way to archive that , And that is to get the city council to get the police presents back up o where it needs to , and get Mr Baxter to stop with these pleas and make the convicted serve the Max with no parole and widen the death penalty to cover less included cases of murder , and that might just be what its going to take to curve this crime .
In to many cases , retired or even fired police Officers are not replaced .
If you look at the police force now compared to recent years you can see the drop in good cops
I also feel that the Feds should help out in the cost of the trial as well as Lawyers .
I know that the cost of a death case is expensive , but that should not deter the state from seeking justice for those that can not speak for themselves and uphold there right to life .
To allow a person that's convicted of murder to be able to breath , when his victim can't is a slap in the face to the very laws that we all abide too
To Kevin Baxter , Please let justice be done I this case and let the victims rest in peace

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