Even the most elegant of political theories will eventually have to face a critical test — does it actually work in real life?
The political theory thrust down American throats during 2020’s season of protests is well underway. Police have been ‘defunded’ in many places across the country.
How’s that experiment in Defunding the Police working out so far?
In short, not great.
New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles are not experiencing a peaceful new year.
America’s three largest cities have all reported worrying increases in homicides in 2021, even as other forms of violent crime appear to be decreasing. The increase follows trends from 2020, which saw a dramatic and unprecedented increase in violent crime around the time that the Black Lives Matter riots began.
The spike in homicides does not appear to be decreasing as time passes, however, as many cities continue to deal with the fallout of the collapse of confidence in the police, combined with funding cuts.
New York City has experienced five murders so far in 2021, a 150 percent increase from the same time in 2020. The increase does not appear to be approaching levels of crime seen in the Big Apple since the 1990s, where murders surpassed 2,000 per year before dropping dramatically under the tenure of Mayor Rudy Giuliani. –PostMillenial
New York stats shot up last year.
Homicides and shootings in New York City rose sharply in 2020 as police resources were stretched thin by the COVID-19 pandemic and responses to large-scale protests over the killing of George Floyd, reports the Wall Street Journal. The murder total was 462, up 45 percent from 319 in 2019. The increase accompanied a steep rise in gun violence more intense than any in the previous 20 years. The city recorded 1,531 shootings in 2020, 97 percent more than the 777 in 2019. Data showed the number of shooting victims in the city more than doubled to 1,868 in 2020 from 923 in 2019. Overall serious crime fell nearly one percent, driven by a steep decline in grand larcenies. NYPD officials said hundreds of officers were sick from COVID-19 in the spring. Summertime protests over Floyd also strained the department’s workforce.
After three consecutive years of improvement [timeline duly noted]…
… 2020 murder in Chicago trended WAY up.
As of Dec. 31, the city recorded 774 murders in 2020, an increase of more than 50% from the 506 murders in 2019, according to a database maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The uptick was felt across the city, as 20 of the CPD’s 22 police districts recorded more murders in 2020 than the year before. The number of overall shooting incidents skyrocketed, too, rising from 2,120 in 2019 to 3,237 as of Dec. 27, 2020. —ChicagoSunTimes
Here’s the story in Minneapolis, where this nightmare started…
Barber’s case is not unusual. This year, most of the killings in Minneapolis have so far gone unsolved.
As homicides have skyrocketed this year — the city recorded its 80th last week — the clearance rate has dropped to about 41 percent, according to Charlie Adams, who commanded the Minneapolis Police Department’s violent crime investigation unit until recently being named to head the 4th Precinct. Adams said the department usually solves more than 50 percent of killings.
He said investigating homicides is labor intensive. And labor is in short supply. –MPRNews
And Los Angeles, to round out the story…
In late November, the city surpassed 300 homicides in a single calendar year, for the first time since 2009. One week in December saw 14 homicides and 45 shooting victims, versus four homicides and 17 shootings in the same week in 2019. On Friday morning, the unofficial tally of 2020 homicides stood at 349 — an increase of nearly 38%, and almost 100 victims, from the previous year. —LATimes
These punks have their concepts of ‘masculinity’ all jacked up.
They need a higher, stronger example of what genuine masculinity is truly capable of.
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