Life for those of us living in Joe Biden’s America is becoming increasingly risky, dangerous, and deadly, according to some of the most recent crime statistics.
In fact, the situation is getting so bad that even some police officers are stunned.
ABC News reported this week that a dozen U.S. cities broke annual homicide rates this year, with five of them having topped records that were set in 2020, the ‘summer of riots.’
“It’s terrible to every morning get up and have to go look at the numbers and then look at the news and see the stories. It’s just crazy. It’s just crazy and this needs to stop,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney after his city surpassed its annual homicide record of 500 which was reached in 1990.
Philly’s crime wave is being given a huge assist by a hand-picked George Soros district attorney, a left-wing ‘reformer’ named Larry Krasner who, just this week, denied that there’s a crime problem in the city.
“We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence,” he told reporters at a Monday press conference. “It’s important that we don’t let this become mushy and bleed into the notion that there is some kind of big spike in crime. There isn’t. There is not a big spike in crime. … There is not a big spike in violent crime. Neither one of these things is true.”
But, as ABC News begs to differ:
Philadelphia, a city of roughly 1.5 million people, has had more homicides this year (521 as of Dec. 6) than the nation’s two largest cities, New York (443 as of Dec. 5) and Los Angeles (352 as of Nov. 27). That’s an increase of 13% from 2020, a year that nearly broke the 1990 record.
Meanwhile, in the killing streets of our third-biggest metropolis, it’s deadly business as usual:
Chicago…leads the nation with 739 homicides as of the end of November, up 3% from 2020, according to Chicago Police Department crime data. Chicago’s deadliest year remains 1970 when there were 974 homicides.
Other major cities that have surpassed yearly homicide records are St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; Toledo, Ohio; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Austin, Texas; Rochester, New York; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, which broke its record back in August.
“The community has to get fed up,” Capt. Frank Umbrino of the Rochester Police Department said at a news conference this week.
The city of around 200,000 has broken a 30-year record for murders this year — last month, to be exact.
“We’re extremely frustrated. It has to stop. I mean, it’s worse than a war zone around here lately,” Umbrino added.
Five cities — Indianapolis, Columbus, Louisville, Toledo and Baton Rouge — broke records set in 2020.
What’s the single-biggest contributor to these crime spikes? How about liberalism:
Robert Boyce, retired chief of detectives for the New York Police Department and an ABC News contributor, said that while there is no single reason for the jump in slayings, one national crime statistic stands out to him.
“Nobody’s getting arrested anymore,” Boyce said. “People are getting picked up for gun possession and they’re just let out over and over again.”
Speaking of New York City and gun-related murders, the NYPD is looking for suspects who rolled up on a parked vehicle and killed one person inside while wounding a second person — all on video, of course.
🚨WANTED for a HOMICIDE: On 12/5/21, at 10:16 PM, near E 172 St & Townsend Ave in the Bronx, a black BMW sedan pulled up alongside a parked vehicle. Three suspects then fired several shots at the car, killing one person & injuring another. Any info? DM @NYPDTips or☎️800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/ZfIUNlMw2m
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 9, 2021
And not to put too fine a point on the left-wing prosecutors who are not prosecuting anymore, The Epoch Times informs us that Vice President Kamala Harris is doing her part to add to the mayhem:
Vice President Kamala Harris cast a tie-breaking vote on Wednesday to confirm Biden’s nominee Rachael Rollins as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts over the objection of all 50 Senate Republicans.
Rollins was previously the District Attorney (DA) for Suffolk County, and in that role Rollins was exceedingly lenient, refusing to prosecute those charged with several violent crimes.
“Many Americans have probably never heard of Rachael Rollins,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, railed. “But they are becoming very familiar with the kind of lawlessness and dangerous crime that radical left-wing district attorneys like [Rollins] have generated.”
Cruz continued, “Under their watch, we’ve seen looting, and larceny, and violent crime rates rise in cities all over the country the past couple of years.”
DAs like Rollins, Cruz said, “see it as their job not to prosecute crime, [but] to protect criminals.”