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New York City Experiencing a Murder Drought

October 14, 2013

NYC has gone an entire week without a murder. Some possible reasons for this positive trend:

1.Like everyone else, would-be murderers are spending their time hunting for their Miley Cyrus twerking outfit–this year’s most sought after Halloween costume.


2.Murderers have vowed to stay on the right side of the law until the NY Giants win a game.


3.With so much attention focused on the congress and the government shutdown, homicidal maniacs feel it’s a waste of time to commit murders if the press is not going to pay attention


Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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6 Responses to New York City Experiencing a Murder Drought

  1. Bill Y Ledden
    October 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I think all major cities have such droughts but hang in there and before you know it, normal service will resume!

  2. October 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I think it’s #3. Too funny.

  3. Kathy Minicozzi
    October 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Whatever is keeping murders from happening here, may it continue for a long time to come (except for the government shutdown, of course).

    A bit of surprising trivia: New York City isn’t all that bad when it comes to crime. We don’t even make the lists of most dangerous US cities. Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, Miami and St. Louis are well ahead of us.

    So, actually, it’s pretty safe to live here, at least in comparison to other places.

  4. Deb Martin-Webster
    October 15, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I think it’s totally related!! Getting rid of the government wackaloons could stop crime!!!

  5. October 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Maybe the murderers are on strike?

  6. October 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    (Gasp!) Maybe the government MAKES the murders!

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