Too PC for you
Specious relativism. War violence is hardly comparable to senseless street violence. Organized war waging is actually quite civilized.
And are poor.
It may be a factor but I don't buy into that old 'poverty equals crime' canard. It's an excuse. There are plenty of poor people who do not resort to crime and violence. And what has the gang of homies mugging the white kid for his basketball jersey, sneakers and cell phone have to do with poverty? Nothing. It's not like they're out robbing to put food on the table or to pay the rent.
Chicken or Egg?: I say crime feeds poverty more than the other way around.
And you conveniently left out what he thinks.
Doesn't matter what he thinks.
How many wars have you seen?
Tell me more about these civilized wars?
If you're of the crowd who thinks all war is uncivilized then there's no point even getting into that discussion. Besides, this is the Murder Rate thread. Killing in wartime is hardly considered murder
by most reasonable folks.