18 of Top 20 Cities with Projected Highest Murder Rates Have Democrat Mayors
A New York Times report based on projections for 2020 shows 18 of the top 20 cities for homicides have Democrat mayors.
Ironically, the Times leans on the Republican exceptions in the list to claim President Donald Trump is wrong for calling out the Democrat Party over violent cities around the country.
Again, 18 of the top 20 cities for the projected highest murder rates are run by Democrats. The projections were drawn from a combination of police department figures and media reports.
Below is a list of the cities, the names/party affiliation of their mayors, and their projected murder rate (PMR):
- St. Louis — Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) — PMR: 90.4
- Baltimore — Mayor Bernard Young (D) — PMR: 55.8
- Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan (D) — PMR: 47.6
- New Orleans — Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) — PMR: 46:4
- Cleveland — Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) — PMR: 41:3
- Kansas City, MO — Mayor Quiton Lucas (D) — PMR: 40.0
- Cincinnati — Mayor John Cranley (D) — PMR: 33:4
- Milwaukee — Mayor Tom Barrett (D) — PMR: 31.7
- Chicago — Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) — PMR: 28.6
- Atlanta — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) — PMR: 27.9
- Philadelphia — Mayor Jim Kinney (D) — PMR: 27.4
- Washington — Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) — PMR: 27.3
- Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer (D) — PMR: 23.0
- Miami — Mayor Francis X. Suarez (R) — PMR: 22.2
- Indianapolis — Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) — PMR: 21.9
- Oakland — Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) — PMR: 21.0
- Toledo — Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz (D) — PMR: 20.8
- Tulsa — Mayor G.T. Bynum (R) — PMR: 20.0
- Minneapolis — Mayor Jacob Frey (D) — PMR: 18.7
- Greensboro — Mayor Nancy B. Vaughan (D) — PMR: 18.6
The Times also includes a lookback at the ten U.S. cities with the highest murder rates in 2019. All ten had Democrat mayors.
The Times contends, “More cities are run by Democratic mayors than by Republican ones, but murder is rising pretty much everywhere, regardless of a mayor’s political party.”
On June 29, 2020, Breitbart News reported a Washington Post column suggesting Trump was wrong to criticize the violence in Democrat-controlled cities because only 17 of the top 20 most violent cities are run by Democrats.
The FBI Crime Stat that Keeps Wounding Gun Control Lobby
With this week’s release of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2019, the gun prohibition lobby is once again faced with an uncomfortable truth: Their crusade to ban so-called “assault rifles” doesn’t pass the smell test.
Continuing a pattern that dates back decades, the number of homicides involving rifles of any kind amounts to a fraction of all the murders in any given year. By far, handguns are used in more slayings in any given year.
In 2019, according to the UCR, there were an estimated 13,927 homicides, of which 10,258 involved firearms. But the report only positively linked 364 of those slayings to rifles, and there has never been a breakdown on the types of rifles, whether they were all semi-auto, or bolt-action, lever-action, pump-action or single-shot models. Continue reading “”
Sen. Rand Paul says Homeland Security panel will refer report on Bidens, Ukraine to DOJ for criminal probe
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., plans to refer the Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees’ report on their investigation into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings to the Department of Justice later this week, he told “The Story” Wednesday.
“I think riding on Air Force Two and doing business is illegal … and probably a felony,” Paul told host Martha MacCallum. “I think it’s illegal to take money from a Russian politician’s wife, $3.5 million, was it reported accurately?”
Paul was referencing items from the new report which details Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged “extensive and complex financial transactions.” Continue reading “”
The current cry is to hold Police accountable.
We truly believe Police would do a far better job if Courts actually held criminals accountable —First Responder Benefit Association
Judge throws the book at 13 alleged Lancaster rioters and sets $1M bail for seven of them – after they ‘tried to storm police precinct’ in the wake of fatal cop shooting of crazed black knifeman
Thirteen protesters who were arrested during clashes with police in Pennsylvania at the weekend remain behind bars after a judge slapped the majority of them with bonds of $1 million each.
Police say the protesters, who range from 16 to 43 years of age, were arrested for rioting in Lancaster in the early hours of Monday morning after the police shooting of a knife-wielding man sparked protests.
The 13 protesters remained behind bars on Tuesday with bail for seven of them set at $1 million each. Continue reading “”
Making the case for ‘everyday carry’, as in, if you’re not, you’re really nothing more than a victim waiting to happen.
As I’ve adopted:
Don’t carry for the odds, carry for what’s at stake.
TBI Statement: Dangelo Dorsey Case.
UPDATE (Monday, September 14, 10:25 AM Central): As the investigation continues, and as TBI Agents learn more about the set of events that unfolded on and around Interstate 24 on Sunday afternoon, the Bureau would like to clarify the record on two points.
- Following the shooting inside of the vehicle on Sunday morning, in which Dangelo Dorsey shot and killed one person and shot and injured another, Dorsey exited and attempted to carjack a nearby vehicle. The driver was able to escape on foot. Dorsey then approached a nearby truck, and during the exchange with that driver, Dorsey fired his weapon and shot him in the face. At that point, Dorsey approached another driver and, when she attempted to drive away, shot through the car’s window, striking her in the hand. At that point, Dorsey drove off in an undetermined vehicle, rear-ending the Ford Mustang in which Phillip Jordan Stevens and his wife were traveling. They stopped, believing it to be a fender-bender, and – at that point – Dorsey took them hostage at gunpoint.
- Shortly before the police pursuit, Dorsey took both hostages to a location in the McMinnville area, separated them, and executed the male hostage in view of his wife. He then forced the woman back into the Rav4 and returned to the interstate, ultimately leading to the pursuit and subsequent crash.
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Authorities arrest 4 in connection to possible arson, fires along West Coast
Two of the suspects remain unidentified, and authorities dismissed potential political affiliations
(Yeah right, ‘no political affiliations‘)
Four have been arrested on suspicion of arson in West Coast areas already under seige from major destructive and deadly blazes, according to reports.
As wildfires continue to rage across three states, police investigated separate incidents near existing wildfires. Two men in Washington state, one man in Oregon and one woman in California are facing charges,
according to the Daily Wire.
The latest reports suggest that at least 20 people have died in California, eight in Oregon and one in Washington state as firefighters struggle to contain already deadly fires.
Ashland, Ore., Police Chief Tighe O’Meara announced Thursday that a criminal investigation was opened into the cause of the Almeda fire calling the circumstances around the fire ‘suspicious’. Continue reading “”
Even now the cities that have gotten behind police defunding are suffering massive violence.
Not all that long ago, the Democrats ran on vowing to stop mass shootings. Now they don’t want to talk about them. And who can blame them? Few murderers want to confess their crimes.
Democrats lied about crime and the cops, and thousands of people were wounded or died.
Black Lives Matter Led to Record Number of Mass Shootings
Three Democrat cities will account for 5,000 shootings.
Even as gun violence breaks records in New York City, Chicago, and Philly, the Democrats don’t have much to say about the epidemic of shootings or their pet cause, gun control. While activist Democrat prosecutors like Attorney General Letitia James have neglected to deal with the violence and are instead targeting the NRA, they aren’t really talking about gun control.
Mass shootings are rarely mentioned anymore even though there are more of them than ever.
A Washington D.C. mass shooting at a cookout last month that wounded 20 people was treated as another local crime story. And there are a lot of these local crime stories as shootings rise.
New York City has blown past 1,000 shootings, of all kinds, individual and mass, Philly hit 1,300, and Chicago is approaching 3,000 shootings.
3 Democrat cities alone will soon account for some 5,000 shootings.
These are the kinds of numbers we used to see out of Iraq. Now we see them in America. Continue reading “”
2 L.A. deputies shot in ‘ambush’ attack recovering after surgery
Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were out of surgery and recovering after being shot Saturday evening in Compton in what authorities described as an “ambush” that was captured on surveillance video.
The video, released by the department, shows a man walking up to the deputies’ parked patrol car, pulling out a gun and firing several times into the front seat area from the passenger side. The assailant is then seen running from the scene. On Sunday, officials asked for the public’s help to locate the person who opened fire.
The deputies were listed in critical condition but were expected to survive.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Sunday called the condition of the deputies a “double miracle.”
Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that at least one of the deputies was shot in the face and the other in the head.
Chicago Gun Store Looter Released, Murders Walgreens Clerk
Perhaps some bad news can at least result in a lesson being learned, though in this case, it comes too late for one Chicago sales clerk. Last week, prosecutors report that 18-year-old Sincere Williams had robbed three stores in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, including the local Walgreens. Apparently not satisfied with his take from those robberies, Williams returned to the Walgreens last Sunday with more on his mind than simple theft. Armed with either one or two knives, Williams proceeded to stab store clerk Olga Marie Calderon nearly a dozen times before calmly walking out of the store covered in blood, leaving Calderon to die on the floor of the shop.
Prosecutors further assert that this was a premeditated killing because Williams had stashed a change of clothes nearby, switching outfits before ditching his knife in some bushes and walking back home. He managed to cut himself in the process and had to be taken to a local hospital for stitches. What the local CBS News outlet learned later made this crime all the more disturbing. Williams wasn’t unknown to law enforcement. In fact, he had robbed a gun shop in March of this year, stealing 14 handguns before being quickly apprehended by the police. The gun shop owner is outraged that he was put back out on the street so quickly and maintains that Olga Marie Calderon would be alive today had the previous crime been taken more seriously.
The owner of Suburban Sporting Goods Guns & Ammo in Melrose Park said his gun shop was burglarized in May. He said Williams tried stealing 14 handguns.
Williams, now 18, was arrested and charged with burglary at the time. And the gun shop owner said Williams should still have been off the streets at the time Cook County prosecutors said he murdered Walgreens clerk Olga Marie Calderon – and she should still be alive today…
“That’s a pretty heinous crime,” the owner said. “These weren’t hunting guns. He wasn’t stealing to feed his family. These were likely going somewhere very bad.”
“I was kind of enraged. It’s like, here’s this kid that broke into a gun store and stole several firearms,” the owner said. “Just because he was caught, it doesn’t lessen the severity of the crime.”
Sincere Williams wasn’t totally let off the hook for the gun shop robbery. He was wearing an electronic monitoring device on his ankle until last month and was scheduled for a court appearance in October. But he was somehow allowed to remove the monitoring device in August and left to his own devices while awaiting trial. Now we know how Mr. Williams chose to occupy his time. Continue reading “”
BLACK LIVES MATTER Church That Celebrated ‘Black Lives Matter’ Burns in Kenosha
After a night of rioting and looting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one of the buildings to catch fire was a community church which displayed a marquee outside the building celebrating ‘Black Lives Matter’.
Oh, the irony.
This is an example of the ‘felony murder’ rule, where the perpetrators are responsible for any deaths, even of bad guys when a homeowner kills one in self defense, that happen during a crime.
Man charged in brother’s shooting death during burglary
A man died Thursday and two others were arrested after a homeowner fired his gun during a burglary, according to the Middletown Division of Police.
One of the men arrested is the deceased’s brother, officials confirmed Friday.
Andrew Roberts, 22, Jonathon Oatneal, 23, and Joshua Oatneal went to a residence in the 2600 block of Aspen Drive in Middletown late Wednesday evening to commit a burglary, according to a release from Middletown police.
During the burglary, the homeowner fired his gun. The bullet struck Joshua Oatneal, the release states. The two other men then transported Joshua Oatneal to the Atrium Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Police responded to the medical center at 12:02 a.m. Thursday, the release states. Joshua and Jonathon Oatneal were brothers.
Police said Jonathon Oatneal and Roberts were charged with murder and aggravated burglary.
Thieves sneak in, carry out heist at Japanese ninja museum
A museum in Japan dedicated to the famed Iga clan of ninja was raided by thieves on Monday, who snuck in and stole more than 1 million yen ($9,400) from a heavy safe, before vanishing undetected, according to multiple reports.
Employees at the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, located in the central prefecture of Mie, called authorities after the building’s alarm sounded around 1:30 a.m. local time, but not before the thieves already made their getaway.
In a showcase of ninja-like stealth, the bandits are said to have forced open an office door with a crowbar, removed the safe, and exited the museum in a span of just a few minutes, local media reported, according to the Guardian.
Where is the media on this? No where, that’s where. So when you hear “Black Lives Matter” you know it means “White Lives Don’t Matter” to them. And they’re perplexed that people are buying guns and ammo like they’re going out of style.
Long time neighbor murders 5-year old innocently playing.
North Carolina police have charged a neighbor with the murder of a five-year-old boy who was riding a bike in his own yard when he was shot at point blank range on Sunday evening.
Darius Sessoms, 25, was taken into custody by Wilson police around 24 hours after he allegedly approached Cannon Hinnant in front of the young boy’s father’s house at 5:30pm and shot him in the head.
Hinnant’s seven-year-old and eight-year-old sisters witnessed the killing, their mother told WRAL.
Sessoms lived next door to the family, and the killing is not believed to be random. Neighbors claim he had dinner with Hinnant’s father Austin on Friday and had been over at the house earlier on Sunday.
The motive for the killing is still under investigation, but a GoFundMe established by a family member says that the young boy rode into Sessoms’ yard.
There is lots of good news from Austin.
Not only were murders up 67% in June, but justifiable homicides had gone up 200%. When you defund the police, some people won’t lie down and die for the thugs.
Austin Voted to Defund the Police, its Murder Rate Rose 67%
The Austin City Council voted unanimously to defund the police.
“We don’t need somebody who’s a sworn officer and a gun in order to be able to accomplish what the community needs done,” Mayor Steve Adler falsely claimed.
Austin’s proposed budget targeted millions in cuts. These included 100 vacant police positions, delaying the next cadet class, delaying the replacement of duty weapons, and there were proposals by some Democrats council members to shut down the police academy, cut the bomb squad budget, and even demolish the city’s downtown police headquarters.
The proposed budget also includes a 3.5% tax increase.
Politicians limited the ability of police officers to use force against criminals and barred them from using pepper spray and tear gas against the violent mobs of Black Lives Matter rioters.
Now Austin is number one with a bullet after its homicide rate increase passed every major city.
Overtaking more violent cities like Chicago, left behind at number two, Philly at number six, and New York at number eight, Austin had the highest percentage homicide rate increase. Continue reading “”
Not A Peep from Gun Control Lobby About ‘CHOP’ Zone Hardware, Murder
The King County, WA prosecutor has filed a first-degree murder charge against a teen who is not in custody and whose whereabouts are unknown, in the June 20 slaying in Seattle’s so-called “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone, and there are details in this case that ought to raise a fury with the gun ban lobby, but so far there hasn’t been a peep.
The suspect is identified as Marcel Levon Long, 18—born on Sept. 30, 2001, according to court documents obtained by Liberty Park Press—and he apparently has fled the state. He is wanted for the murder of Lorenzo Anderson, 19, the first of two black teens killed in the CHOP Zone, where, according to a document, “On order of Seattle government officials, this became a police free zone.”
The CHOP Zone is described in court documents as an area that “included food, supplies, medics, and individuals who put up tents and maintained a presence 24 hours a day. There was also a security force of heavily armed individuals who were not affiliated with law enforcement.”
If he is the triggerman, Long would not be old enough to be legally carrying a concealed .40-caliber handgun, which he allegedly drew from a pocket and chased Anderson before shooting him fatally. Long and Anderson apparently had a dispute in 2019 that included a fight. Continue reading “”
Violence Spikes in Washington’s King County, Bastion of State Gun Control
King County, Washington is in the midst of a violent crime spike as the office of Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is reporting the first six months of the year saw more people shot than in any of the previous four years over the same time period.
There is no small irony in this, because King County, which encompasses Seattle—headquarters to the billionaire-backed Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun prohibition lobbying group—is something of the bastion of Pacific Northwest gun control. Continue reading “”
Murder Increases in 36 of 50 Cities — And This City Surprisingly Leads the Way
Rarely do we witness cause and effect so clearly.
Mayors and city councils everywhere are lurching to the far-left fringe, dismissing the majority’s concerns over crime, defunding and demoralizing police, and empowering violent criminals. That’s the cause. The effect is the rising murder rates in Democrat-run cities all over the country. Americans are dying.
Thanks to “defund the police” and the Democrat cities going along with it, violent crime including homicide is surging in most of America’s largest cities. While the raw numbers are terrible for Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and other very large cities, it’s Austin, Texas, that’s leading by percentage-increase year over year.
AUSTIN, Texas — Analysis conducted by the Wall Street Journal found that homicides have spiked in 36 of the nation’s 50 largest cities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to WSJ’s data, Austin leads the country in percentage increase of total homicides compared to the previous year, ahead of Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
Austin’s homicide rate has increased about 64%.
Take a bow, Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza, and city council members Natasha Harper-Madison, Sabino Renteria, Greg Casar, Ann Kitchen, Jimmy Flanagan, Leslie Pool, Paige Ellis, Kathy Tovo, and Alison Alter.
You did this.
Give yourselves a pat on the back for taking Austin all the way to the top…of the nation’s most murderous cities. Well done
What you won’t see on the national news:
Standard operational criminal extortion, just like the mobsters and their ‘protection’ rackets, which is all BLM is, a bunch of marxists formed into a criminal mob.
Cuban community plans rally at NuLu restaurant in response to Black Lives Matter demands
Members of Louisville’s Cuban community plan to gather Sunday in support of a NuLu restaurant owner who says he was threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters during a recent demonstration.
Fernando Martinez, a partner of the Olé Restaurant Group, was one of dozens of business owners in the downtown Louisville district who recently received a letter from protesters laying out demands that aim to improve diversity in the area, which is known for its locally-owned shops and restaurants.
Martinez has publicly denounced the demands on Facebook, calling them “mafia tactics” used to intimidate business owners. And on Thursday, a small group of protesters confronted him outside his newest restaurant, La Bodeguita de Mima, on East Market Street.
“There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in,” Martinez wrote in his Facebook post. “… All good people need to denounce this. How can you justified (sic) injustice with more injustice?”……..
The demands and an attached contract, which were created by local organizers and activists, ask NuLu business owners to:
Adequately represent the Black population of Louisville by having a minimum of 23% Black staff;
Purchase a minimum of 23% inventory from Black retailers or make a recurring monthly donation of 1.5% of net sales to a local Black nonprofit or organization;
Require diversity and inclusion training for all staff members on a bi-annual basis;
And display a visible sign that increases awareness and shows support for the reparations movement.