Dan Crenshaw points to startling report of skyrocketing crime in NYC amid call to defund police

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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, one of millions of conservatives fed up with the left-wing extremism overwhelming the country, pointed to just a single example Wednesday of the deadly violence that this Democrat Party- and media-endorsed extremism has wrought.

The example he cited from radio station WINS concerned just New York City, yet it involved a startling 112 shooting victims (some still alive, others dead) who’ve been harmed within the past nine or so days alone.


There have been 112 victims in 83 shootings over a nine-day period ending Saturday, according to police. Most of those shot were expected to survive, but at least six people have died in the past week and others suffered serious or critical injuries,” the WINS story reads.

Amid calls to defund the police ahead of the June 30 deadline for the city budget, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said last week that the city’s homicide rate had hit a 5-year high and that the criminal justice system was ‘imploding.’ The number of people shot has risen 42 percent compared to last year.”

Keep in mind this is just one city.

Over in Minneapolis, Minnesota, another city hellbent on pursuing a “defund the police” agenda — even as city officials enjoy the perk of publicly paid private protection — violence has also soared to record levels.

“ShotSpotter technology has picked up more than 1,600 gunshots in Minneapolis in the past 30 days. Nine people were shot within four hours Monday in three separate shootings, within about a two-mile radius in north Minneapolis. The numbers show that there have been over 100 people shot in Minneapolis since the death of George Floyd,” local station WCCO reported last week.

This nationwide upsurge in violence is so incontrovertible that even CNN, a far-left network that covers for the Democrat Party, finally admitted in a report Wednesday that “[g]un violence surges in major American cities.”

“Shooting incidents in Philadelphia are up 57% from last year. … In Milwaukee, homicides have jumped 95% — to 82 — so far this year. … In the first week of June alone, the Los Angeles Police Department reported that homicides increased 250% compared to the previous week. … New York City has seen a 44% spike in shootings this year to 511, from 355 during the same period in 2019,” the report reads.

Judging by the third tweet below, Crenshaw appears to believe this uptick in violence is the byproduct of the irrational, Democrat-endorsed policies that’s resulted from the Black Lives Matter extremism that’s currently all the rage in mainstream society:

Take New York. While the city was already reeling from irrational bail reform policies that incentivized crime, the city’s now contending with a $1 billion cut to local policing and Mayor Bill de Blasio tacit endorsement of BLM “protests” / riots.

Speaking on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” late Wednesday, a day after NYC officials cut the New York Police Department’s budget, former NYC police commissioner Bernard Kerik warned it’s only going to lead to “major increases in violent crime.”

This isn’t only in New York City. Every one of these Democrat-run cities around the country … as long as this continues, you’re going to see major spikes in crime,” he said.

FYI, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Los Angeles are also Democrat-controlled cities …

“The black community, they’re going to suffer the most. And I just think that, you know, somebody like Mayor de Blasio, you have to believe that what he’s doing is intentional because it defies common sense. It defies logic and it defies basic management principles,” he added.

Blacks are indeed the ones suffering the most from the left-wing extremism engulfing the nation.

Watch below as Horace Lorenzo Anderson, a black father, pours his heart out over the preventable death of his 19-year-old son who was gunned down recently in the illegal autonomous zone that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durken had for weeks allowed to fester:

“They should have stopped this a long time ago,” he said during the lengthy interview above.

But Durkan, a Democrat, never did on the basis that the extremists inside CHAZ/CHOP were just having a friendly “summer of love.”

Meanwhile, left-wing media talking heads like CNN’s Oliver Darcy tried to deny the violence and extremism occurring inside the autonomous zone:

Only now, after four or five shootings, several murders, some rape, some extortion and some robbery, has CHAZ/CHOP finally been disbanded:

And yet even now, Durkan continues to lie about the extremism:

And so do the media, of course.


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