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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Arrests Down, Injuries Up

Fox News

Last week we told you that police in Tijuana, Mexico who had their guns taken away in a corruption probe had been issued slingshots and ball bearings. But after a 50 percent decrease in arrests this month and the injuring of five officers who were unarmed — the police department has given back the guns.

The city's public safety secretary said the decision to take the guns away had made life more dangerous for both the officers and the city's residents.


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