Here's a follow-up on my Boxing Day post. That big city murder increase dismissed as a mere 11% in a single year in the Brennan Center's preliminary figures turns out to be 14.6% in the final figures, according to this press release. That is nearly one in seven. And what could cause this?
The preliminary report examined five cities with particularly high murder rates -- Baltimore, Detroit, Milwaukee, New Orleans, and St. Louis -- and found these cities also had significantly lower incomes, higher poverty rates, higher unemployment, and falling populations than the national average."There are none so blind as those who will not see." These are also cities where the police are under severe attack.