Look at the cities suffering from the crime wave then see who runs them. Democrats, Democrats, and more Democrats.
Fox: “There are certain U.S. cities that have consistently battled violent crime — particularly homicide — throughout the past three decades: Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, even New York City.
Violent crime stories out of these beloved American cities frequently make news headlines due to local and national concern for their residents and the tourists who frequent these historic areas.
Perhaps more light needs to be shed on other cities in the South and Midwest that make national headlines less frequently than the aforementioned cities but have higher or comparable murder numbers per capita (or 100,000 residents), including New Orleans and Birmingham, Alabama; as well as Milwaukee; St. Louis; Cleveland; Rochester, New York; and Atlanta.”
New Orleans almost certainly had the nation's highest murder rate per 100k of any big city in the first half of the year. The below table includes cities 200k+ with available data through late June. pic.twitter.com/ZC268J0o2p
— Jeff Asher (@Crimealytics) July 1, 2022
On the list, New Orleans sports a murder rate of 36.8 per capita so far this year, followed by Baltimore at a rate of 29.1; Birmingham at a rate of 29.1, St. Louis at a rate of 27.8, Milwaukee at a rate of 19, Cleveland at a rate of 16.9, Rochester at a rate of 16.6, Philadelphia at a rate of 15.1, Atlanta at a rate of 14.9, and Kansas City, Missouri at a rate of 14.6. These numbers only reflect murder numbers halfway through 2022.
“I think … you can see a trend in increased violence across our country as a whole,” Alabama Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Everett Johnson told Fox News Digital. “…Birmingham, just based off the per capita [murders], I think that falls in line with what’s going on with the rest of our country … for the past two or three years.”
“I can’t speak for the country, but people in Louisiana certainly know it’s one of the…most dangerous cities,” Darrell Basco, president of the Louisiana FOP, said, adding that what they see in the media and “experience personally” when they visit the city has made Louisianans notice the violence in The Big Easy.
Basco a “progressive-leaning” district attorney, difficulty attracting and retaining police officers, and “the demonization of police officers.”
“Based on my knowledge of Birmingham and similar cities, they have a very lenient bond process and pretty much a signature bond that let[s] you back out regardless of the crime. When violent offenders aren’t locked away, violence increases,” Everett Johnson, president of the Alabama FOP said. “…I think it’s a lenient bond system and a lenient criminal justice system. We currently in Alabama have a ‘good time’ law that allows offenders back on the street for serving so many days for good behavior, but I think that law is…being perverted.”
“One of the major spikes in non-violent crime not only locally but nationally has to deal with larcenies, many of them involving vehicles,” St. Louis Police Department Lt. Schellman said in a July 6 statement. “Larcenies in St. Louis County are down 7% overall. Much of this credit goes to the hardworking individuals of the St. Louis County Police Department. Our department is over 1,200 men and women, many working behind the scenes to keep our community safe.”