Pennsylvania BLM activist and Gov. lead a protest against the police June 3, 2020 in Harrisburg because ‘Like so many other times during the pandemic, the rules [didn’t] apply to Wolf.’
More killings in 2021 than any other time in city’s recorded history. The city of Philadelphia has set a record in 2021 with 559 murders committed, the most in its history since records began. It has outstripped more populous cities that have also seen rates spike, like New York and Los Angeles. The rate surged from last year’s 499 murders …
[Hannah Meyer, the director of policing and public safety at the conservative Manhattan Institute] also blamed criminal justice reforms, like the kind that have taken place in New York, Pennsylvania and California for the increase in violent deaths.
Black Lives Matter is blamed for 32% spike in murders of African-Americans in wake of George Floyd’s killing as experts claim protests scared-off cops and worsened crime spiral
And Hannah Meyer, from think-tank the Manhattan Institute, says widespread ‘defund the police messaging’ further worsened the murder rate among black people.
She believes that the widespread ideology – combined with real cuts to multiple police departments – prompted cops to withdraw from policing areas with high crime, where lives could have potentially been saved.
Meyer also said that the COVID pandemic could not be blamed for the spike, and attributed it directly to the crime wave that followed in the wake of Floyd’s death.
Broken down over the 50 states, the data shows that those areas with the lowest black populations, like Montana and South Dakota, saw the number of murders climb more than 80 percent, according to FBI stats.
Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and California murder rates all jumped at least 36 percent between 2019 and 2020. New York homicides jumped 47 percent.
Meyer also blamed criminal justice reforms, like the kind that have taken place in New York, Pennsylvania and California for the increase in violent deaths.