POLIZETTE — Liberals in the mainstream media are scratching their heads trying to explain 2016’s explosion of violent crime, conveniently ignoring the giant police-hating elephant in the room.
“U.S. Cities See Unexplained Rise in Violent Crimes This Year” reads an Associated Press headline published Sunday. But the staggering rise in violent crime — over 1,200 people in Chicago alone have been shot so far this year — is perfectly explicable.
Crime is up because policing is down. And policing is down in part because the Obama administration, mainstream media, and so-called civil rights activists have created an atmosphere for law enforcement so hateful and toxic that many police officers apparently now fear doing their jobs properly.
“It has been labeled the Ferguson effect,” said Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations. “I think it’s real … There’s a sense of second thoughts. Some are thinking, ‘Do I really want to do this if I don’t have to?’”