‘Defund Police’ Movement Led To Huge Spike in Americans Murdered


The political consequences of George Floyd’s death produced a rise in murders of black Americans, however, it wasn’t at the hands of the police. The numbers are stunning, but they are definitely not a surprise. The FBI already reported that murders increased by 30% in 2020. However, there is more to that story.

According to a current report by Fox News, FBI information shows a sharp uptick, specifically in black Americans being killed in the last couple of years compared to other racial groups. The rise began practically right away after Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis authorities in 2020 and the subsequent riots that rocked cities across America.

“In 2019, at least 7,484 black Americans were murdered. That number shot up to at least 9,941 murders in 2020, meaning there was an increase of 2,457 black Americans murdered over the previous year,” Fox News reported.

Violent crime has notably increased in the last couple of years, but it appears to be disproportionately hitting black Americans.

Between 2010 and 2019, there was an average of 5,954 white murders, which is roughly 16% lower than the 10-year average of black murders. During that same time period, an average of 6,927 black Americans were murdered each year, meaning black murders shot up by 43% in 2020 compared to the previous 10-year average.

Fox News furthermore put the numbers in viewpoint: “The figures are more incredible considering White Americans make up 76% of the population compared to black Americans representing just 13%, according to Census information.”

Where are the Black Lives Matter creators throughout this dreadful violent criminal offense surge?

Toasting champagne in a multimillion-dollar mansion bought with money from their donors.

So much for “equity.” The “defund the police” motion seems mainly the product of elite progressive activists who drive the policies of the Democrat Party. Some are authentic, others obviously less so. One method or another had an outsized effect on media and political rhetoric and local policies.

There appears to never have been a basic desire to gut cops departments in America, however, the crusade went on regardless. Cities and towns defunded the cops and typically supported moving away from standard policing in favor of replacing cops with social workers.

It hasn’t gone quite as they’d hoped. The cumulative outcome of this anti-police motion caused what is called the “Ferguson Effect” or the “Minneapolis Impact.”

FBI crime data reveals a unique growth in violent criminal offenses following the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 and Floyd in 2020. Both those incidents activated mass demonstrations, then riots, then a concerted effort to reduce police activity.

In Minneapolis, there was even a failed effort to outright abolish the cops.

Instead of creating cops departments that operate much better and protect neighborhoods, we now have countless beleaguered, understaffed, and demoralized departments handling the biggest surge in violent criminal offenses in a generation.

Following Floyd’s death, the left went all-in on a “racial reckoning,” targeting American history and nearly every elite organization to set off a cultural revolution against the “white supremacy” at the root of all things in America.

In city after city, many of which in fact went through with defunding their cops departments, we’ve seen historic boosts in violent criminality. In this case, it appears that minorities actually are suffering many.

So, will the left ever deal with a reckoning for triggering the largest spike in black murder in current history?

A few have confessed to the “defund the authorities” error, but don’t expect a grand mea culpa or an inner re-evaluation of the ideology that brought them to pursue one of the more astoundingly awful ideas in current memory. They will argue that even pointing out this catastrophe makes you a racist. Their politicians will simply deny it happened or blame the right and they will move on to other causes.

Sadly, it might be a long road back from the damage the defund the police movement caused. Americans– of any background– shouldn’t need to reside in continuous worry of violent criminal offense and victimization. That’s what many will now suffer due to misguided ideology and negligent leadership.


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