Oh the humanity...
The altruism tugs at your heart strings. It makes my eyes water and I think I might throw up.
Is gambling ever not in the hands of crime?
Ahh, but our politicians don't mind that do they?
No scruples stand in their way.
Financing kids through criminal activity is surely a good idea.
Why , just look how well gambling and education worked in New Jersey where citizens were told to 'do it for the kids'.
Gambling revenue would pay for all education and taxes would go way down.
Worse.. people fell for it!
Yes.. that worked out brilliantly.
But on the bright side, mobsters, pimps, prostitutes and all manner of flotsam and jetsam have been given work!
Studies show casinos bring serious increase in crime to a city or state.
But, perhaps the schools can teach the children self defense!
According to a report by Beau Yarbrough of the Hesperia Star, a study entitled "Casinos, Crime and Community Costs," looked at all 3,165 counties in the United States from 1977 to 1996. Its conclusion: Five years after a casino opens, serious crime in the area goes up dramatically when compared to neighboring areas, even after adjusting for economic trends and other factors.
According to the study, five years after a casino opens, robbery in the community goes up 136 percent, aggravated assault is up 91 percent, auto theft is up 78 percent, burglary is up 50 percent, larceny is up 38 percent, rape is up 21 percent and murder is up 12 percent, compared to neighboring communities.
Crime-lowering effects, like additional police and the new jobs represented by a casino are overwhelmed by rising crime increased by the presence of the casino, according to the study."
Wow! Sounds promising for the kids.