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Does Winning a Championship Make Your City Safer?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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CRIME AND THE CITY SOLUTION Pats Coach Belichick Pretty much the only people who still care whether or not the New England Patriots taped a walk-through of a St. Louis Rams practice session before Super Bowl XXXVI (the underdog Pats won) are the St. Louis Rams, which is understandable, and Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter, who really should have more important things on his mind than trying to raise his public profile via an issue that shouldn't even be under congressional jurisdiction in the first place. The NFL has already said that no evidence of the tape exists; today, the Boston Herald, which reported on the existence of the tape back on February 2nd (the day before the Patriots lost to the New York Giants, mind you), published a front-page apology for the story, saying that it was based on erroneous sources who never actually saw the tape themselves.

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