Originally Posted by NateR
Which is why California is run by idiots.
Dallas, TX used to be the murder capital of the world, until Texas reinstated the death penalty (and actually carried it out). Now it's one of the safer large cities in the nation.
Yeah, the gangs from Louisiana got a rude-awakening when they came to Houston and Dallas. In New Orleans, they have some sort of 15 or 30-day slap on the wrist jail sentence when accused of murder. If the police/prosecuting attorney are not able to gather enough evidence within that time to prosecute, the prisoner is released. As soon as the gangs could leave Texas, they did. (I may have gotten the information wrong, but it's something very close to this).