Many in the media are blaming the increase of gun violence/homicides in U.S. cities on the Wuhan virus.
Just how bad was 2020 for violence in some American cities? Take a look at these headlines:
Seattle police report record-setting homicides in 2020
Chicago ends 2020 with 769 homicides as gun violence surges
St. Louis’ 2020 homicide rate is highest in 50 years
Shootings in Portland more than double in 2020
NYC ends 2020 with 41% spike in homicides
Minneapolis homicides and shootings up 64% compared to last four years
Milwaukee ends 2020 with record 189 homicides
San Francisco homicides are up amid the coronavirus pandemic
LA’s 2020 Murder Rate 25% Above Last Year
Louisville shatters record for homicides, nonfatal shootings in 2020
Gee, I wonder what all these cities have in common?
So is the Wuhan virus really to blame for this increase in voilence?
I’d argue that the soft-on-crime, “criminal justice reform” DAs contributed. I’d argue that the demorat mayors who allowed rioting and looting contributed. I’d argue that the demorats who support #defundthepolice contributed. I’d argue that demorat mayors who allowed Antifa free-reign (Seattle and Portland) contributed.
Most importantly, I’d argue that the criminals pulling the triggers were most responsible.
Yet we know that the media much prefers to stick to their narratives rather than the facts.
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