in , ,

Our Leaders Endangered Us By Lying About Police

Between updating Jan. 6 talking points and distracting Americans from the ongoing border crisis, the media has little free time. Perhaps that explains its minimal coverage of the surging murder rates across the country, a story based on data that’d expose the consequences of the year-long quest to label police as racists and to massage radical calls to defund the police. Calls to dismantle the police, supported by riots and burning buildings, were loudly heard in Minneapolis one year ago in response to George Floyd’s death. Those demands, however, have quieted because of a need to now strengthen the department. The first half of 2021 has been plagued with rising violence. Minneapolis has reported 32 homicides already this year, up from 15 last year, via data cited by Axios. Compared to the same period of 2019, Minneapolis murders have quadrupled. “Murders have quadrupled.” I can’t think about a more depressing line to write.  “In the past month, three children, ages 10 and under, have been caught in the crossfire of gun violence. Last week, 6-year-old Aniya Allen, the granddaughter of an anti-gang activist, died from a shot to the head and two other children remain hospitalized,” Axios explains. Between Jan. […]

READ FEATURED OUTKICK CONTENT FOR 99¢

ALREADY A VIP? LOG IN

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.