So-called gun violence has spiked in recent weeks since the George Floyd death. Many of America’s big cities, virtually all run by Democrats, have seen the worst of this violence as gang members shoot at one another with relative impunity. Even the world’s newest nation – CHOP/CHAZistan in Seattle – has seen people maimed and killed in criminal violence with guns.
Indeed, with police under attack seemingly from every direction, it feels like the violent criminals have declared “game on” to ply their trade. And violent crime numbers are approaching those seen back in the violent early 80s.
CBS News in Minnesota reports:
‘It’s Just Stupid’: Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days
ShotSpotter technology has picked up more than 1,600 gunshots in Minneapolis in the past 30 days.
Nine people were shot within four hours Monday in three separate shootings, witin about a two-mile radius in north Minneapolis.
The numbers show that there have been over 100 people shot in Minneapolis since the death of George Floyd. Early Monday evening, Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo called on additional help to end the violence.
“It will not be tolerated by our police department, by our chief, by me,” Frey said.
Chicago Murder City, USA’s law-abiding residents have witnessed a particularly brutal burst of bloodshed the last four weeks. Even by Chicago standards.
It culminated in 111 people shot, 14 fatally over Father’s Day weekend. Add in another forty-some shot Monday, including three or four killed.
Homeless man literally set on fire last night on the streets in Brooklyn. Take a close look NOT one person can be seen defending this victim. Not one person seemed to care no protesters to condemn no news media to tell the story. pic.twitter.com/OYlgLJUuis
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 23, 2020
The Big Apple will never be known as a city of brotherly love with stories like that one. Or this one.
NYC politicians have lost control of the city. One day a homeless man is set on fire in Manhattan another day a man is knifed in the head, all on the heels of 125 shootings in one month. @NYCMayor @CoreyinNYC Take a bow you created this, now own it. pic.twitter.com/UqtDVHcuc3
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 23, 2020
And cruelly throwing fireworks at a sleeping homeless guy or sticking a knife a guy’s skull are just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Gang violence with guns should worry residents far more.
New York has now officially descended back to the bad-old pre-Giuliani days of David Dinkins’ “gorgeous mosaic” of crime, chaos, and mayhem.
It has been nearly a quarter century since New York City experienced as much gun violence in the month of June as it has seen this year.
The city logged 125 shootings in the first three weeks of the month, more than double the number recorded over the same period last year, police data show. Gunmen opened fire during house parties, barbecues and dice games, and carried out coldly calculated street executions.
More than a dozen people have been fatally shot, including a teenager at her college graduation party and a clothing designer who was washing his car. “You have to go back to 1996 to have a worse start of June,” Michael LiPetri, the chief of crime control strategies, said in an interview on Monday.
Yet De Blasio wants to talk about slashing the police budget. Again, from The New York Times.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday pledged for the first time to cut the city’s police funding, following 10 nights of mass protests against police violence and mounting demands that he overhaul a department whose tactics have caused widespread consternation.
The mayor declined to say precisely how much funding he planned to divert to social services from the New York Police Department, which has an annual budget of $6 billion, representing more than 6 percent of Mr. de Blasio’s proposed $90 billion budget.
It’s almost like De Blasio is playing for Team Criminal or something.
Even the lefty utopia of CHOP/CHAZistan has a problem with criminals shooting people. Four have been shot, one fatally in the utopian leftist commune. Can’t they all just get along?
We can only hope that America embraces law and order at the polls this November. Otherwise, more and more Americans will be embracing so-called “gun violence” with greater and greater regularity.