In a surprise to no one who has been paying attention, murders have skyrocketed to horrifying new levels in Democrat-run cities across America.
This continues an alarming trend that erupted in 2020 — a violent year marked by countless antifa and Black Lives Matter riots in liberal cities — when murders spiked 25 percent from the previous year, according to preliminary FBI statistics.
As it is, the toll for 2020 matched a grim milestone set back in the 1990s, when gang violence ran rampant across the nation.
“A 25 percent increase in murder in 2020 would mean the United States surpassed 20,000 murders in a year for the first time since 1995,” The Times reported.
The shocking murder statistics mirror the catastrophic increase in other crimes in liberal cities, many of which moved to reduce funding for police and hamstring officers amid the demonstrations and riots spawned by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Media is acting like none of this ever happened. That Democrat, BLM, and Antifa rioters didn’t literally set dozens of cities on fire, destroy thousands of small businesses, and tens of innocents died in the process. Not a single Dem official condemned it.pic.twitter.com/335zlCNWZL
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) January 17, 2021
Predictably, The Times claimed it didn’t know what caused the nationwide spike in murders and blamed it on increased gun sales (which were fueled by Americans’ mounting concerns for their safety due to left-wing riots).
“Although it’s not clear what has caused the spike in murder, some possibilities are the various stresses of the pandemic; the surge in gun sales during the crisis; and less belief in police legitimacy related to protests over police brutality,” the liberal newspaper mused.
The Times then made a push for mass vaccinations, which it suggested would stem murders.
“Most obviously, the pandemic may mostly recede by summer because of widespread vaccination, and a broad reopening of public life may change the dynamic that has led to the rise in violence,” the paper opined.
Democrats and their media lapdogs feign ignorance over the cause of the murderous nationwide crime sprees, but most Americans understand why this is happening:
- Police pullbacks amid Black Lives Matters’ “defund the police” mania.
- Racial resentment being stoked by the left.
- Democrats emptying jails, citing coronavirus.
- Elimination of bail in liberal cities.
- Migrant crisis ignited by President Joe Biden’s lax immigration policies.
- The sentiment that the Biden administration condones lawlessness.
Ironically, Democrats are making a rabid push for more gun control at precisely the moment that crime is increasing nationwide, racial tensions are escalating, migrant caravans are barraging the borders and police departments are being defunded.
This means that murders and other crimes will continue to explode, so Americans should be on notice that they cannot depend on the government or the police to protect them.
God help us all.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.