• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Why Has Gun Violence Increased in the United States? Three Questions for BU’s Jonathan Jay

  1. How is this man a researcher? His immediate conclusion is pandemic? Im sorry but how much money were people paid to sit at home and continue to get paid today to do NOTHING.
    How much of this violence is due to the fact the cops are leaving the force in record numbers due to idiotic leftwing socialist policies that have proven time and time again dont work. How much of this ridiculous increase in violence is in the liberal cities where they catch and release criminals and treat them like they are the victims? This guy isnt a researcher. This guy lacks common sense.

    1. It’s the unemployment caused by the pandemic not the pandemic per se. If in fact people were offered well-paid jobs and vacations, and those criminals “they catch and release” were given jobs and houses to be able to have a family with children, this all could be prevented. Btw, everything I said above is socialist policies. Capitalism cherishes violence bc it helps it.

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