We haven’t prohibited crime enough.

I know it’s the New York Daily News, but is nothing safe from hyperbole?

The city’s all-out push to boost the number of cops patrolling the streets has been crippled by the NYPD’s appallingly low starting salary for recruits.

Instead of adding 800 cops to the war on crime, as Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly had hoped, the department failed to increase its numbers by a single officer over the past year, the Daily News has learned.

There’s a perfectly good free-market, libertarian argument in there, although it’s low-hanging fruit. The problem here is that this is being framed as “the war on crime.” Shouldn’t that be capitalized? Sloppy journalism, sloppy talking points, or both?

Via Fark.