Sunday, September 25, 2005

An interesting data point

(Via WorldNet Daily)

When South Carolina opened its arms to 547 evacuees from Hurricane Katrina's wrath, it got something it didn't bargain for--301 new residents with criminal records.

More than half of those airlifted into the state have criminal backgrounds, with convictions ranging from petty theft to rape, authorities said.

WND goes on to note that most of the convictions weren't recent, but that two people had outstanding out-of-state warrants that went unserved since the issuing states didn't want to pursue extradition.

Uh-huh.

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