Though impossible to quantify President Joe Biden stated, “The fact is systemic racism touches every facet of American life.” Conversely easily quantifiable, homicides in 2020 reached epic proportions touching many American’s life.
A U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania argued the Philadelphia district attorney “has no interest” in holding people accountable for urban destruction.
Since at least 2018, George Soros and his network have spent over $100 million to elect prosecutors who favor catch-and-release policing.
Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, January 22, 2020
In 2020, major media covered COVID-19, the election, and “systemic racism” heavily, but mostly ignored the rise in crime.
The increase was not minor. Homicide numbers for 2020 are now available for most cities, and the data reveal a single-year change unlike any other in US history. Until now, the largest one-year increase in the United States was in 1968, when there were 12.7 percent more homicides than in the previous year. The change from 2019 to 2020 will be greater.
Steve Sailer has calculated that in the largest US cities, the increase was 38.5 percent. Data from rural areas, not yet available, will almost certainly lower the national average, but not to less than 12.7 percent. Eleven major cities set new records for most homicides in a single year: Columbus, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Memphis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Cincinnati, Toledo, Wichita, and Jackson.
Usually, spikes in crime elicit law-and-order proposals from politicians and tougher enforcement from police — as in the late 1960s and the early 1990s. The opposite happened last year, especially after George Floyd’s death in May. During the subsequent riots, New York City Attorney General Cyrus Vance announced his office would not prosecute “low-level” offenses by rioters, letting hundreds out of jail. In Dallas, police arrested 647 demonstrators for blocking a highway, but the police chief dropped all charges. When the riots reached St. Louis, police arrested 36 people, but the city government promptly let them go. Much the same happened in Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
Since at least 2018, George Soros and his network have spent over $100 million to elect prosecutors who favor catch-and-release policing. The most powerful are St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, Illinois State Attorney Kim Foxx, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Multnomah County (Portland, Oregon) District Attorney Mike Schmidt, and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón. Every jurisdiction in which these progressives hold power saw a rise in violent crime.