- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he doesn’t believe a bad economy leads to more violent crime.

Bloomberg said Monday in an interview that murderers “don’t read The Wall Street Journal.”

The mayor calls it park-bench wisdom to suggest a connection.

After a spate of recent mass shootings _ including the April 3 killing of 13 people in Binghamton, N.Y. _ some have theorized that the economy is a factor.

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