By Duncan Smith
American cities are collapsing into cauldrons of hate and violence and death, and if something isn’t done to reverse the trend soon, none of them will be safe to live in for anyone.
From an intelligence report we get (read these stats carefully and let them sink in):
63 of the largest police jurisdictions saw increases in at least one type of violent crime in 2020. Combined with the national movement to defund and remove legal protections from police, recruiting and retention is down. Areas like Charlotte, Minneapolis and Denver report new recruit applications down between 26-50% and some officers still haven't returned to duty after injuries suffered by Antifa and BLM rioters last summer. It is important to note that direct spending on police doesn't necessarily equate to a safer community but it substantially relieves department breaking issues like overtime pay, equipment, maintenance and advanced training.
For perspective, according to The Federalist, that would be 63 of the 66 largest police jurisdictions.
More from that outlet:
Data shows violent crime rises as police retreat. For example, the New York Police Department reportedly made 38 percent fewer arrests from June to December 2020, while the city saw its homicides increased 58 percent during the same period. Chicago saw a similar trend. As Chicago's police made 53 percent fewer arrests from June 2020 to February 2021, murders rose 65 percent in the city during the same period.
The city of Milwaukee, where Lee was raped and murdered last year, saw a 98 percent increase in murders as the city laid off 120 police officers in 2020. After Portland's leftist Mayor Ted Wheeler defunded the city's police department by $12 million and slashed three police units, murders increased 255 percent, and shootings jumped 173 percent.
Now, let’s look at the next most shocking stat: The rapid decline in police recruit applications.
After the 9/11 attacks, police officers, who were already revered as heroes, were elevated in status even further. But today, thanks entirely to attacks from Marxist leftists and their mainstream media lackeys, the perception of cops many Americans is precisely the opposite.
And it’s obviously taking a heavy toll on convincing Americans to become police officers.
Because why would they if Democrat-run city counsels and mayors immediately throw them under the bus if ‘the wrong person’ is killed during an encounter? Why throw away your entire life for a scumbag perp and $45k a year?
All of this is leading to a couple of foregone conclusions: 1) Our cities are only going to get more violent; 2) fewer and fewer Americans will want to be cops; and 3) the law enforcement mechanism that will be required is the one nobody wants — full martial law.
And then the revolution begins in earnest.
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