Entries by Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Report: Katrina Evacuees Didn't Increase Crime

By Leticia Miranda, Feb 22, 2010 8:46 AM

business media articles new media business opportunities finance media deposit money media making art loan media deposits make media your home good income media outcome issue medicine media drugs market media money trends self media roof repairing market media online secure media skin tools wedding media jewellery newspaper media for magazine geo media places business media design Car media and Jips production media business ladies media cosmetics sector sport media and fat burn vat media insurance price fitness media program furniture media at home which media insurance firms new media devoloping technology healthy media nutrition dress media up company media income insurance media and life dream media home create media new business individual media loan form cooking media ingredients which media firms is good choosing media most efficient business comment media on goods technology media business secret media of business company media redirects credits media in business guide media for business cheap media insurance tips selling media abroad protein media diets improve media your home security media importance

(From Mira Leti)

Just after Katrina hit, police deparments in neighboring “host” cities — San Antonio, Phoenix and Houston — accused survivors of bringing crime into their communities.

However, a recent study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice showed that in Phoenix and Houston there was only a modest increase in murders with San Antonio showing no increase. None of the cities saw a hike in auto theft or assaults, which would be more likely crimes done by those who lost everything in the hurricane.

Sean P. Varano, lead author of the study and assistant professor in criminal justice at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, said to the Houston Chronicle:

“Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix … all had pre-existing crime problems they have been struggling with for generations to correct. To say they created a tremendous spike in the crime problem appears to be an overstatement. To say a group came in to a place like Houston and created a crime problem seems to be passing the buck,” Varano said.

Leticia Miranda

Saving Mexico One Can of Sun Spray At A Time

By Leticia Miranda, Feb 13, 2010 6:23 PM

For Jennifer Aniston, turning 41 meant helping out Mexico by sunbathing herself at the Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California.

One might go broke at this posh resort where rooms run $9,000 a night. But money is just money when you’re trying to save Mexico.

Leticia Miranda

L.A. Gang Tours: Innovative or Dehumanizing?

By Leticia Miranda, Jan 20, 2010 2:56 PM

Hmm...voyeuristic, dehumanizing, fetishizing and exploitative sound right to me.

Alfred Lomas (pictured below) is leading the L.A. Gang Tours which will host paid bus tours through South Central Los Angeles for people who want to learn about local gangs and gang culture.

For 65 bucks, tourists will get a two-hour tour through Los Angeles, Calif. Stops include the L.A. County Jail, the Metropolitan Detention Center and the Jordan Downs Housing Project. And, all of the profits from the tours will go towards encouraging capitalist entrepreneurs through jobs, franchised tours in new areas, and microloans to inner-city entrepreneurs, according to the Boston Globe.