In Milwaukee, homicides are up 37% so far this year. In Los Angeles, killings are up by double digit percentages, and Kansas City has had 99 killings since January. Murder rates are up in at least 36 cities this year.
And all of this in the middle of a pandemic, when much of the country was locked down for months. What can possiblly account for the dramatic increase in violent crime? Hmmm…let me think.