There are plenty of reasons to loathe the Left and everyone who supports their demonic policies. The primary reason, in my mind, is that their policies always, 100% of the time result in pain, death and suffering for all who are subjected to that crap. Almost regardless of the policy the Left wishes to implement, someone is made to seriously suffer as a consequence, and often times, by design.
And not unexpectedly, Leftist policies, as well as narrative hatred of the police, have resulted in 2020 seeing the largest percentage increase in homicides in the history of the country.
WSJ opinion writer and crime analyst Heather Mac Donald reports that the country “saw the largest percentage increase in homicides” in its history, with murder rates rising, on average, nearly 40% across 57 of the largest cities in the nation.
Mac Donald writes: “The local murder increases in 2020 were startling: 95% in Milwaukee, 78% in Louisville, Ky., 74% in Seattle, 72% in Minneapolis, 62% in New Orleans, and 58% in Atlanta, according to data compiled by crime analyst Jeff Asher. Dozens of children, overwhelmingly black, were killed in drive-by shootings. They were slain in their beds, living rooms, and strollers. They were struck down at barbecues, in their yards, in malls, in their parents’ cars, and at birthday parties. Fifty-five children were killed in Chicago in 2020, 17 in St. Louis, and 11 in Philadelphia. In South Los Angeles alone, 40 children were shot, some non-lethally, through September.”
All throughout the country, major cities saw major increases in crime, particularly in shootings and murders. The St. Louis murder rate skyrocketed the most in roughly 50 years, Chicago saw its deadliest day since the mid-1960s in May and even Texas saw statewide hikes in murder.
Now, a liberal might say: “Well, clearly, it’s not simply Leftist policies if Texas is on here.” Well, the reason Texas is on here is because of its five major cities all seeing major upticks in murder, with three of the five being run by Democrats and one of the two not run by Democrats is run by a Leftist Independent. So Leftists run four of the five cities seeing major upticks in these egregious crimes, kind of how it usually tends to be, as President Trump has pointed out in the past.
Even then, let’s not forget that the current governor of Texas, though a Republican, has chosen to follow the Left on the implementation of lockdowns. Leftist policies and hatred are the main cause of these upticks in crime.
Jeff Asher also noted that just about every city reporting on crime data for 2020 saw an increase in crime.
“Murder up 36.7% in 57 agencies with data through at least September (though most have data through November). Murder up in 51 of 57, 37 of 58 agencies reporting murder up more than 30%.” Asher also added that the worst increase prior to 2020 was back in the mid-1990s when gang violence was at its peak. “The largest national % increase ever reported (data since 1960) was 12.7% in 1968 and the largest # increase was 1,938 in 1990. A 15% increase this year (and I think it’ll be much larger) would mean 2,400 more murders & be the worst one year increase in murder ever recorded.”
Most outlets acknowledge that there is at least some correlation between the lockdowns and this increase in crime. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, ironically, said: “It’s clearly related, in part, to the coronavirus and to the fact that people are cooped up. And it’s certainly related to the fact that the criminal justice system is on pause and that’s causing a lot of problems.”
Lord, give me strength not to slap this man over the internet.
So, basically, the jackass does two things here: He admits that the lockdowns have, at least in part, led to an increase in crime… with next to zero intentions of opening back up in full, and he says that the “criminal justice system is on pause.”
Is it? Could it perhaps be because you have thrown the NYPD under the bus following the death of George Floyd and basically handcuffed them when trying to deal with the riots that followed that event? Could it perhaps be because people tend to spend more time in Monopoly jail than they do in a New York jail?
Look, ever since the lockdowns started and police have raided people’s homes for *daring* to hold birthday parties or funeral services, and have focused on jailing people walking completely alone on a beach or spending some time with their families at a park, I haven’t exactly been particularly fond of the police. When they are unjustly attacked and blamed for the death of a criminal by the Left, I will defend them, so long as they are defensible. If they are more concerned with going on Palmer raids to people’s houses of worship and arresting people peacefully gathering to protest the lockdowns, all the while they ignore the protests against THEMSELVES, then why should I defend them?
I have no issue with backing the blue, so long as the blue don’t turn their backs to the people. But even while I do have issues with how they have just been “following orders” Nuremberg Trial style, the fact remains that they were basically left to fend for themselves by A LOT of politicians after the George Floyd incident.
Even despite the facts that came after the fact, such as that Floyd did not die of asphyxiation by the officer kneeling on his neck (still question why it had to be for eight minutes, but new video showed that Floyd was largely non-compliant, so I cannot be as angry with the officer as I initially was) and instead died of a Fentanyl overdose, people (in large part because of the fake news media) still believe that George Floyd was killed by the officer kneeling on his neck. And following this incident, there were weeks and months of rioting which resulted in the deaths of dozens of people, among which were police officers who had nothing to do with the incident.
There were calls from Leftists to “defund the police”, a matter which is not favored by the vast majority of Americans and which failed to come to pass even in the most Leftist of cities (perhaps because some politicians realized they kind of need the police to be functional in order to protect, if nothing else, them). Antifa and other Leftists began to riot and protest, chanting things like “ACAB” (All Cops Are Bastards) as well as “defund the police.”
And, again, Leftist politicians like de Blasio (and don’t forget Cuomo) basically threw the NYPD under the bus as often as they could to try and “appease” the mob. For crying out loud, de Blasio’s own DAUGHTER joined in on the riots and was arrested for it (before being promptly released because nepotism).
Morale was at an all-time low for countless officers not only in New York but in places like Atlanta, Chicago, etc., and it’s why we saw so many stories about large numbers of officers either quitting or retiring. They generally risk their lives to protect people who don’t like them or what they do and consider them a menace, get yelled at by some annoying college-indoctrinated white girl about how they are racists (even if they are minorities), are often portrayed by the fake news media as monsters who hunt down black people, are considered as such by celebrities, and are left to fend for themselves by the politicians running those cities who DEPEND on their protection.
Being a cop is a stressful job without all of those things being added on. The kind of mental strength required to survive, let alone thrive in such a job is rare. Only one who is just about entirely apathetic to the bullcrap of all of it would be best suited to go about their jobs and an apathetic cop is not what one would want. Unbiased, sure, but not apathetic.
So it’s no wonder that crime is surging as much as it is. Leftist policies and hatred of police have created environments where crime is just about ENCOURAGED. When celebrities like LeBron James watch a video of a man shooting at a parked patrol car with officers inside it and isn’t really shocked and saddened by it, that drives the message that crime and violence are okay when directed at a certain group of people.
In this case, the police are the targets, and for Leftists, it’s open season.
Well, unless people storm the Capitol, at which point cops are good again, solely because they are facing against Trump supporters (to some extent, at least. Antifa was confirmed to have instigated the riot and the storming of the government building).
Leftists only bring violence and pain and death with their policies and their hatred. This much shouldn’t be surprising to anyone, and certainly it isn’t surprising to me. But it’s good to take note of all of this just to remind oneself how vile and disgusting our enemies are.
May God curse the Left in this life, for we know they certainly will be in the next.
“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
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