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The Roots of Homicide
By Rodger Doyle
Scientific American  October 2000

The U.S. property crime rate matches those of most other industrialized countries, but its homicide rate exceeds western Europe's by 4 to 1 and Japan's by 7 to 1. The historical roots of this disparity may lie not in the Western frontier, as many believe, but in the institution of slavery and the unusual history of firearms in America:

Scientist 'killed Amazon indians to test race theory'

Geneticist accused of letting thousands die in rainforest
Paul Brown, Environment correspondent
Saturday September 23, 2000

Thousands of Yanomani indians in Venezuela were infected with measles in the 60's, killing hundreds, in order to for US scientists working under the Atomic Engergy Commission to study the effects on primitive societies of natural selection, according to a book out next month.,3604,372067,00.html



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