For much of 2020, particularly after the death of George Floyd, the left couldn’t stop themselves from demonizing cops.
Spurred on by the Democrats’ Anti-cop rhetoric, protests across the nation dragged on day after day, and month after month.
Activists launched a #DefundThePolice movement that misguided and demagogic politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embraced, even as majorities of blacks and Hispanics opposed it.
Hell, The simpleminded socialist squad members went so far as to attack the Democrats’ beloved Barack Obama when even he rejected their ‘Defund The Police’ idiocy, posting:
“I guess you can use a snappy slogan, like Defund the Police, but, you know, you lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you’re actually going to get the changes you want done,”
The whole point of protesting is to make ppl uncomfortable.
Activists take that discomfort w/ the status quo & advocate for concrete policy changes. Popular support often starts small & grows.
To folks who complain protest demands make others uncomfortable… that’s the point.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 2, 2020
What Will Democrats’ Do Without Trump To Blame?
For months on end, Liberal Mayors across the country were claiming that their city’s out of control Crime rate was some Fox news-driven right-wing conspiracy.
But now that Democrat Mayor’s of America’s largest city’s have suddenly become aware of a future where they won’t have President Trump around to blame for their surging crime rates, high taxes, and poorly run cities.
After months of using President Trump as their scapegoat for their soft on crime stance, they’re now admitting they’re clueless on how to stop the violence.
In Atlanta, after a Christmas weekend shooting spree that cost the lives of a 7-year-old and a 16-year-old, both girls, both black, brought the total number of murders to 155, the most since 1998.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms admitted that she’s at a loss on what to do to end the violence:
“If there are solutions that we have not explored and enacted, I welcome the suggestions,”
In Chicago after a violent July Fourth weekend, that resulted in 67 people being shot and at least 13 killed.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot cited the coronavirus pandemic as a major factor to the recent spike in shootings in her city.
But 6 months later, and newly released police crime figures showed the spike wasn’t a spike at all.
In Chicago not only was there a 55 percent increase in murders for the entirety of 2020, but many other crimes also increased at a similar percentage rate.
- Shot & Killed: 719 (+55%)
- Shot & Wounded: 3455(+51%)
- Total Shot: 4174 (+52%)
- Total Homicides: 792 (+53%)
And despite all their ‘Police ant to shoot black people’ stupidity, for the entire 2020, CPD shot and killed 7 people, and wounded 13 others.
In spite of a crime surge, the 7 people Chicago Police shot and killed was similar to the 6 killed in 2018 and 6 in 2019.
Community anti-crime groups are now telling Mayor Lightfoot to stop blaming COVID and start telling them what she’ll be doing to end the rampant violence.
Unfortunately, like Atlanta Mayor Bottoms, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot has no answers other than sticking to her idiocy that it’s all COVID’s fault, and not due to her placating the Black Lives Matter/ANTIFA mob.
Chicago’s Murder Rate Is Even Worse Than You Thought
Like Chicago, other large Democratic-run American cities also saw huge surges in violent crime in 2020.
In spite of having a greater number of people, they still couldn’t come close to the number of homicides Chicago had achieved.
New York City
Through Dec. 20, New York City, with more than three times Chicago’s population, saw slayings jump by 39% from the same time in 2019 to 437 from 314.
Hmm, could one of the reasons why NYC saw such a surge in murders is Mayor de Blasio ordering more NYPD officers to protect the BLM street banner that he helped paint across from Trump Tower.
Than he ordered to protect vulnerable Manhattan businesses from the summer’s nightly BLM/ANTIFA violence?
Of course, de Blasio dismissed any connection between NYC’s surging crime rate and BLM/ANTIFA rioting, looting, and arson.
NYC Democrats like de Blasio and AOC also claim that any connection linking NYC’s spike in violent crime, to the $1 Billion dollars they helped push the Democrat city council to cut from the NYPD budget was simply a right-wing fantasy.
Instead, de Blasio blamed NYC’s soaring crime rate on President Trump for his failure to reimburse NYC for the Democrats’ running up nearly a decades worth of woke budget deficits.
Of course, the ‘Blame it on Trump’ New York City Democrats conveniently forget that even before the pandemic set up shop.
Their out-of-control woke spending already had NYC on the brink of bankruptcy.
In Los Angeles, a city with more than a million more residents more than Chicago’s 2.7 million, its 343 homicides in 2020 represented a 33.5% jump over last year, when 257 were recorded.
Instead of Los Angeles placing the blame for the surging murder rate on their policies of ignoring illegal immigrants. Or holding criminals accountable for their own crimes.
The new Los Angeles County prosecutor, George Garson was captured on video blaming the media coverage of the city’s rising violence on family members of murder victims ‘too uneducated to “keep their mouth shut.”’
Of Course, There Are “Solutions” For Ending The Crime Surge
As anyone who has ever had to deal with overcoming addiction knows, you have to admit the problem first, before you have any hope of recovering.
Some big-city Democrats are slowly coming to grips with the reality that maybe their woke ‘Defund The Police’ rhetoric.
Combined with their city’s look the other way ‘bend the knee’ policies toward the BLM/ANTIFA mob violence, arson, and looting, wasn’t such a great idea after all.
In Atlanta, city council member Howard Shook bit the bullet and admitted that the spike in violence was due to their anti-police bloviating which resulted in “the steady outflow of our officers.”
In Minneapolis — where George Floyd was horrifically murdered by the disgraced racist Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Violent crimes have soared to 5,164 this year, up from 4,097 in 2019.
In face of the staggering crime surge, two of the most vocal defund and dismantle the police city officials backpedaled real quick.
Minneapolis city council members Steve Fletcher and Phillipe Cunningham insisted that their ‘Defund the Police’ idiocy, was not the framework the council has ever chosen,”.
Yet both were among nine members who appeared with a “Defund Police” sign in June and vowed to dismantle the department.
Rudy Giuliani Already showed Big City Democrat Mayor’s How To Regain Control
As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions on TuskerDaily, since I worked in NYC at the time.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani proved just how easy it is for any city to quickly halt their out-of-control surge in violence.
When Republican Rudy Giuliani replaced Democrat Mayor David Dinkins who was on the tail end of decades of New York City Democrat rule.
Murders fell nearly 90 percent from the early ’90s to recent years, before it started surging again under de Blasio and his band of woke Democrat legislatures.
- Stop demonizing cops.
- Give the Police sufficient resources.
- Hire more cops.
- Don’t free violent criminals.
- Prosecute low-level crimes.
Mayors like Bottoms, Lightfoot, de Blasio don’t need suggestions to fix their city’s murder and violence, because New York showed it can be done.
The only thing Democrat mayors need to do is open a history book and educate themselves.