As leftists grasp at straws to undermine President Trump and deflect from the Democrat Party’s massive implosion, cities run by Democrats for decades are besieged by violence (and other problems). In an example of this pointed out by The Daily Wire, three Democrat-run cities are responsible for the recent uptick in the murder rate: Chicago, Baltimore, and Houston.
A new report. A recent report showed that the national murder rate jumped 8 percent this past year, and that three cities are responsible for most of that increase.
In 2015 and 2016, several cities — especially Chicago — saw their murder rates increase significantly. The distorting effect of this concentrated increase is illustrated in Figure 6, which breaks down the total increase in murders between 2014 and 2016 by city. As shown below, Baltimore, Chicago and Houston together account for around half of the increase in murder in major cities between 2014 and 2016.
Chicago. The last time the Windy City had a Republican mayor was 86 years ago. Their current mayor is Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who is more concerned about illegal immigrants than the citizens of Chicago dying on the streets.
Baltimore. It’s been 50 years since a Republican has been at the helm of the city that famously spent their time (unsuccessfully) going after police officers in the Freddie Gray case while their city further deteriorated.
Houston. The city’s mayor’s office has been in the vice grip of the Democrats for the past 36 years.
John Nolte wrote at the Daily Wire: “In 2015, the same year the murder rate began to climb, then-Mayor Annise Parker was intently focused on Proposition 1, an ordinance that would allow mentally ill men (transgenders) to use the same bathroom as your daughter. It went down in a flame of fail, 61% – 39%.”
What does this mean? It means that these cities became cesspools of violence with Democrat leadership at the helm, yet their residents keep evidencing the definition of insanity.
That’s not to say that Republicans are without fault — far from it. However, when three Democrat-run cities are responsible for raising the murder rate for the whole nation, something needs to change.
As Nolte pointed out, the leadership of these cities was preoccupied with typical leftist nonsense while their cities crumbled and their citizens died on the streets.