Homicides are up, but GOP misleads with claims about blame

June 10, 2021 ☼ murdercrimegoplies

Source: MPR News - Link

The increases they cite are real, and several big cities did make cuts to police spending. But the reductions were mostly modest, and the same big increases in homicides are being seen nationwide — even in cities that increased police spending. At the same time, the rates for burglaries, drug offenses and many other types of crime are down in many cities across the country.

Property crimes are down. “Rage” crimes are up. We need more, better trained, better paid police. GOP’s “cut taxes” approach just doesn’t square with their “blue lives matter” rhetoric. You have to pay for what you want.