Hillary Clinton claims America has a “Red State Murder Problem.” Then again, Hillary also claims she won the 2016 Presidential Election. In reality, Heritage Foundation research shows that 27 of the top 30 most crime-ridden cities are run by Democrats.
Specifically, those 27 cities are run by politicians who advocate for soft-on-crime policies including defunding the police, no-cash bail policies, refusing to prosecute even violent crimes, and outright decarceration. What’s more, almost half of those top-30 cities have Soros-backed “progressive” prosecutors who are fully on board with these goals.
The Daily Signal reports on the numbers . . .
A new report shows that Democrat policies in cities and counties are responsible for rising crime rates in “their otherwise red states.”
The Heritage Foundation today released a 19-page report titled “The Blue City Murder Problem” that includes analysis on crime data and explores who is responsible for rising crime throughout the U.S. (The Daily Signal is Heritage’s multimedia news organization.)
“Those on the Left know that their soft-on-crime policies have wreaked havoc in the cities where they have implemented those policies,” authors Charles Stimson, Zack Smith, and Kevin D. Dayaratna, who are scholars in the Edwin Meese III Center for Judicial and Legal Studies at The Heritage Foundation, wrote in the report.
The authors continued:
It is not hard to understand why ‘reforms’ such as ending cash bail, defunding the police, refusing to prosecute entire categories of crimes, letting thousands of convicted felons out of prison early, significantly cutting the prison population, and other ‘progressive’ ideas have led to massive spikes in crime—particularly violent crime, including murder—in the communities where those on the Left have implemented them.
As of June 2022, the top three cities with the highest homicide rates include Chicago, with 304 homicides; Philadelphia, with 240 homicides; and New York, with 197 homicides, the report said.
The report also highlighted that 27 of the top 30 cities with the highest murder rates as of June 2022 were run by Democratic mayors, except for Lexington, Kentucky, and Jacksonville, Florida, which are run by Republican mayors, and Las Vegas, which has an independent mayor.
More specifically, 14 of the 30 cities with the highest murder rates have “[George] Soros-backed or Soros-inspired rogue prosecutors,” the report said.
Hillary Clinton: “The states with the highest crime levels are states run by Republicans. That’s just a fact.” pic.twitter.com/sv6XQ72FbC
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 3, 2022
Of course, when people like Hillary Clinton makes a wild, unfounded claim, most in the media and some low-information voters will take her at her word. Low-information voters tend to result in low-information elected officials.
Americans who have to live with the reality of these policies are buying firearms at a record rate. They want the means to protect themselves and their families when elected officials have decided not to. Those same officials, then look at the tragic results of their own wrong-headed, failed policies and conclude that the real problem is…guns. The solution, naturally, is more gun control laws.
Wash, rinse, repeat.