The writer is an avowed liberal and he puts in all the qualifiers to show his bona fides as a bleeding heart liberal. But after all the hemming and hawing he has to admit that the blue cities are experiencing enormous spikes of murders, assaults and theft. The old saying was that a conservative is liberal who’s been mugged. Maybe this guy got mugged.
Or maybe he’s trying to wake up the Dems before the Red Wave sweeps them away in November.
Here’s my favorite quote,
“The aforementioned Times article on Boudin’s tenure as San Francisco’s chief prosecutor states that “there is no compelling evidence that Mr. Boudin’s policies have made crime significantly worse in San Francisco. Overall crime in San Francisco has changed little since Mr. Boudin took office in early 2020.” Yet, just a few paragraphs later, the same article says that “burglaries, especially in wealthier neighborhoods, have soared during the pandemic. The city recorded 7,575 burglaries in 2020 and 7,217 last year, a sharp increase of more than 45 percent from 2019.”
If an increase of more than 45 percent in burglaries does not qualify as significant, then what would be?”
So the New York Times thinks a 45% increase in burglaries is a minor increase.
And how about this article in the Guardian about murder in Philadelphia,
“In the same article, the Guardian writers did acknowledge that in 2020 Philadelphia “returned close to [its] historic highs for the number of people killed in a single year.” (It surpassed that high the following year.) Yet the article seemed to suggest that alarming figures shouldn’t worry us too much—after all, “even after an estimated 25% single-year increase in homicides, Americans overall are much less likely to be killed today than they were in the 1990s.””
So even though murders were up by 25% people should be comforted because thirty years ago it was even worse. It’s easy to see why even progressives are realizing that the media is making believe that crime, even murder isn’t a problem. Now let’s hope it becomes a big problems for the Dems from now on.