“New York City crime dropped by a third in the days after superstorm Sandy, but there was a slight increase in burglaries after at least 15 people were charged with looting empty businesses and homes blacked out since the disaster,” reports the entirely credulous news folk at usnews.nbcnews.com. “Between Monday – when the storm hit, killing 41 people in the city – and Friday, murder dropped by 86 percent, rape fell 44 percent, robbery decreased by 30 percent, assault by 31 percent, larceny by 48 percent and car thefts by 24 percent. Burglaries rose by 3 percent.” So . . . what does that tell you? Meanwhile, I wonder who’s keeping the looters at bay: New York’s Finest or New Yorkers. I’d also like to know how many of these average ordinary citizens are armed, both legally and illegally . . .