I pick on Chicago too much, but they make it so damn easy. So let’s look farther afield.
First up, New York. Murders continue to surge in NYC with 38 killings in the last four weeks.
It isn’t just murders that are up.
Burglaries have climbed citywide by 47% for the year so far, with 6,595 incidents versus 4,480 in the same period in 2019.
Auto thefts continued a year-long trend of increases with more than 60% over the same period in 2019.
A tweet from the LAPD says between May 31 and June 6, homicides were up 250% compared to the previous week. The number of victims who had been shot jumped 56% in the same week.
Maybe some of that is due to relaxing the COVID-19 lockdown. They don’t cite figures from prior years.
Hat tip to Bloviating Zeppelin and You want no cops? You just may get it.
America: you’re about to get the kind of law enforcement you deserve. And demand. You’re demanding it now.
He has details about stuff in Atlanta, Denver, and Seattle.