(RepublicanNews.org) – COVID-19 caused several problems for many Americans. Many lost their jobs or couldn’t get the help they needed during lockdowns. Are these reasons for the hike in crime, or is the world simply getting darker and darker as the years pass?
The Baltimore Police Department reported that between January 1 and December 18, 2021, there were 327 murders. That number is slightly higher than it was at the end of 2020, marking the seventh year in a row for the capital of Maryland to experience over 300 homicides.
This disturbing trend accelerates alongside calls from the city’s Democratic mayor to defund police. Perhaps doing so isn’t the best idea?
— Conservative Party (@CPARTYUSA) January 2, 2022
2022 kicked off with a 16-year-old getting shot only an hour and a half into the new year; 15 minutes later, someone shot and wounded an 18-year-old. The new year seems to be on pace to shatter last year’s record or at least meet it. Not exactly the beginning Mayor Brandon Scott was looking forward to.
Crime is on the rise across the board in Democrat-run cities. These are the same locations calling for justice reform or defunding the police. ABC News recently listed 12 US-based metropolitan areas that broke homicide records last year:
- Tucson, AZ
- Indianapolis, IN
- Louisville, KY
- Baton Rouge, LA
- St. Paul, MN
- Albuquerque, NM
- Rochester, NY
- Columbus, OH
- Toledo, OH
- Portland, OR
- Philadelphia, PA
- Austin, TX
All of the cities mentioned above are currently under Democratic leadership. Will crime continue to rise, and will cries for justice reform ever have any positive changes? Right now, it doesn’t seem likely.
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