A little over a year after the far-left began pushing the “Defund the Police” initiative nationwide, crime rates have skyrocketed, claiming the lives of many Americans and placing even more in peril. Several major American cities heeded the call to reduce police budgets, resulting in fewer officers on the streets.
Predictably, it is the black community that has been hit the hardest showing that once again, so-called progressive solutions are killing the African Americans these people claim to be helping.
The Daily Caller reported:
Black people have represented a massive share of murder victims in six major cities through the first six months of 2021 compared to last year, which itself saw a large crime surge, according to data analyzed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The DCNF analyzed both police department data and homicide reports compiled by local news outlets to determine how black people have been victimized in the wake of the 2020 crime spike.
The Daily Caller collected and analyzed data from Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and other cities. According to the report:
The percentage of murder victims in Chicago that were black increased from 70% in 2020 to 81% in 2021 while that figure increased from 60% to 90% year-over-year in Milwaukee, the data showed. In one of the cities analyzed, the percentage of black victims decreased, but the raw number of black victims still increased.
These cities, which are governed by Democratic politicians, voted to slash police funding after the George Floyd protests began last year. After footage of Floyd’s murder went viral, the left exploited the incident to push for decreasing the number of police officers by cutting the law enforcement budget. The overall number of homicides nationwide jumped 18 percent over 2020.
In Chicago, “[a]t least 317 total homicides were committed in Chicago between Jan. 1, 2021 and June 22, 2021, according to a Chicago Sun-Times database. In that same period last year, 295 murders were committed,” according to the Daily Caller. Black Americans represented 207 of the homicide victims in the Windy City during the same period last year. In
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