Ever since George Floyd, a career criminal, was allegedly killed by police in Minneapolis, many voices raised in rage have called for defunding the police. Those voices, including and led by Black Lives Matter (a Marxist organization), have opined that police are, by their very nature, racist, and should be disbanded (this was on the agenda in Minneapolis), or defunded.
Here are some stories today in Seattle, regarding the police and policing.
Now, here are some stories from other days this year, and places.
Watch this one. It looks like the Seattle Police are now governed by BLM.
Minneapolis City Council Alarmed by Surge in Crime And they completely miss the connection between calling for defunding the police and withdrawing them, and higher crime.
DC Crime Stats 2020 Please note that homicide in Washington, DC is up 14%, Auto theft is up 44%, Arson is up 63%, and Assault is up 2%. Other crimes are down, probably due to the population being under house arrest for months due to the Wuhan Coronavirus government lockdowns.
Now, what do all the cities above have in common? They all have DemocRat Mayors, and the states are all ruled by DemocRats. And their voters have not voted in a Republican for many years. This is what they get.