According to information that was released by the Chicago Police Department, the murder rate in their city has increased by 50 percent from where the numbers sat last year at this time. These numbers are on the rise as compared to the previous four years as well. These statistics are posted at regular intervals, on both a week to week and year to year basis.
“Police, researchers, mayors and community leaders see a confluence of factors, specifically the lockdowns in various states,” reads the FOX News report on the matter. The recession and the lockdowns have definitely contributed to the tensions. This is a year that has had everyone on edge. It doesn’t take much to set people off these days.
As of October 10, Chicago has already seen over 600 murders this year. This number is higher than it has been in any recent year. The biggest surge before 2020 took place in 2016. The 2016 numbers were the highest that the Chicago murder rate had been in 19 years. Well, if nothing else, the mayor is safe in her special fort.
Maybe you also saw her early Halloween costume, where she jokingly pretended to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic. While she hides out in “Fort Lori” and puts on all sorts of skits, the rest of the city is wondering when they are going to receive answers. Over the past weekend, 47 Chicago residents were wounded and five were killed.
Where does it end? Several minors were among those who were shot but at this time, there are no suspects. There are other observers who have noticed that there are no other spikes in other forms of crime in this city. So why are murders on the rise, especially during a time when everyone is largely stuck in the house?
It’s a tough nut to crack. The spike in this city’s murder rate is not a local issue, either. This is happening all over the country. We would have thought that the numbers would be decreasing this year because the number of mass shootings is down. Unfortunately, this is not something that we can actually predict this year. From the looks of it, violent crime is on the rise.
This is the America that Joe Biden wants. He wants to make sure that citizens are always living in fear because that’s the only way that he can rise to the top. Robbery, burglary, and sexual assault are down but shootings are up. Biden has yet to explain any of this or what he would do about it because his entire campaign is geared towards complaining about the current president.
Even with the added bonus of not having to campaign regularly, Sleepy Joe still looks exhausted on a regular basis. He should be front and center, ready to explain all of the violence that he is allowing to take place. Instead, he is hoping that Trump takes all of the blame. Chicago is not receiving any help in the meantime but at least the election cycle is almost over.
Maybe once we are past all of this, it will be easier for the president to speak to the people directly. At the moment, it feels like there is no shortage of distractions to keep him from directing his full attention to these problems. New York City is also experiencing a host of problems. Their murder rate has already surpassed last year’s and there are still two and a half months to go.
One thing is for sure: Lori and De Blasio are not going to do anything about it. Lori would rather hideout, while De Blasio pats himself on the back for taking one week without pay. We wish that these behaviors were shocking but Biden is encouraging it. Inactivity is his main objective and we would have another four years of this to look forward to if he was able to win the election.