A Sunday tweet from David Burge (Iowa Hawk) said this: "First warm day of spring in Chicago, when the murderers come out of hibernation."This brought to mind a conversation we had with one of our seminary students Saturday morning. He's been doing weekend ride alongs with the St. Louis police department as part of a pre-public safety chaplaincy program and he told us about being at the scene of 8 shootings Friday night. He also said there is more bad stuff going on since the weather moderated.
People who mean to shoot other people will do so no matter the time of year but it does seem as though warmer weather brings more of this. No need to be couped up inside against the bitter cold. Spring also sees the start of local car break-ins and other crime. Spring ahead to making sure your vehicles and homes are secure.