Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Democrats say crime is down ... if you don't count the massive spike in homicides!

In 2020, the year police were turned into the bad guys, murder rose by 25% in the U.S., according to preliminary FBI data.

Many major cities face a similar problem, and there is abundant evidence that one major cause is police retreat in the face of anti-police activism.

Yes, there are bad police, and police make bad decisions like everyone else.

Given the certainty that they will be blamed even if their actions are blameless, and knowing they can count on zero support from hostile mayors and city councils, why would police take the risks necessary for effective law enforcement? Why would a beat cop in a city like Portland fret over anything other than his pending application to the Bend, Oregon, Police Department? Reuters reported this week on its own investigation into Minneapolis policing practices after the murder of George Floyd in police custody in 2020.

The news service's findings are well-quantified and convincing : Almost immediately after Floyd's death, Reuters found, police officers all but stopped making traffic stops.

The experience of Rudy Giuliani's New York City remains a definitive vindication of proactive policing.

One lesson of New York was that big, modern cities cannot live up to their potential without well-funded and well-deployed police departments that are willing to confront crime aggressively.


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