In at least a dozen big U.S. cities, all run by peace- and tolerance-loving liberal Democrats, 2021 has seen record-setting numbers of murders, reports ABC News.
Of the 12 cities, five have exceeded records that were set or tied only last year.
After his city surpassed its annual homicide record of 500, which had stood since 1990, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney protested lamely: “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.”
So you heard him, killers of your fellow man: Stop.
With its approximately 1.5 million people, Philadelphia has had more murders this year (521 as of Dec. 6) than the two largest U.S. cities, New York (443 as of Dec. 5) and Los Angeles (352 as of Nov. 27). That represents an increase of 13 percent from 2020, a year that came close to exceeding the 1990 record.
Not to be outdone as the murder capital of the U.S. is Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, led by the strange and police-averse Democrat-activist Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Chicago leads the nation with 739 homicides as of the end of November, up 3 percent from 2020, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. Chicago’s deadliest year was 1970, with 974 homicides.
Philadelphia broke its murder record the same week as Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville beat theirs.
Short staffing of law enforcement agencies, a sharp decline in arrests and fallout from the COVID pandemic are being blamed for the deadly violence, but opposition to the whole idea of police, law and order on the part of Democrats leading these cities and the nation as a whole cannot be discounted.
Other major cities that have broken yearly homicide records are St. Paul, Minn.; Portland, Ore.; Tucson, Ariz.; Toledo, Ohio; Baton Rouge, LA.; Austin, Texas; Rochester, N.Y.; and Albuquerque, N.M.
Indianapolis, Columbus, Louisville, Toledo and Baton Rouge exceeded records set in 2020, while St. Paul passed its 1992 record.