Major cities such as New York City, 포틀랜드, 시카고, 애틀랜타, 필라델피아, and Seattle have all experienced upticks in homicides and shootings from this time last year, 통계 쇼. Highlighting New York City as an example, in May the NYPD 신고 ㅏ 350% 증가하는 살인 for the week prior compared to the same time year-over-year, 보고서에 따르면. Shootings were up 166% in April compared to April 2020, 경찰은 말했다.
But Bruce observed that the media is “choosing to spin” the crime surges, and she said it’s no accident.
“This isn’t some kind of accident where they were bitten by a mosquito or tripped over a log,” 브루스가 말했다, accusing the media of avoiding much crime coverage so they can win over Democratic leadership or get a job in the Biden administration.
Bruce likened the phenomenon to the media’s about-face on coverage of the coronavirus lab leak theory.
“Remember the media talking to itself about how shocked it was that it didn’t get the Wuhan lab issue correct because in part they just didn’t like Donald Trump because it came from him?” 그녀가 물었다.
“This is an infection that affects every single thing they look at, everything they report in,” Bruce continued. “그래서 예, a crime wave speaks badly about governance. A crime wave gets people active and involved. A crime wave tells people, ‘wait a minute, something’s going wrong.’ And that is what they don’t want you to think. So this is another part of this infection.”
많은 경우에, Bruce reasoned, those omissions “cost people their lives.”
In Chicago, the most recently available crime statistics show that murder was up 56% from April 26 5 월까지 2 compared to the same time last year, 시카고 경찰서는 말했다. The number of shooting incidents was also up 40% during the same time frame year-over-year, 경찰은 말했다.
Dan Alberga, the owner of Chicago’s “Bella Luna Bar & 피자,” later told '여우 & 친구 주말’ on Sunday that the “out of control” crime in the city has forced him to close his business at the earlier deadline of 10 오후. Depending on the crowds, Alberga said his team would typically keep the doors open until 11 오후. or later. But the situation has become too dangerous with so many young adults he says are “약탈” 기업.
“It’s just not safe and I have a lot of customers that are complaining about it,” 그는 말했다. “They just don’t want to deal with it anymore.”
Alberga added that he’s penned a new slogan, “Make Chicago Safe Again.”