Los Angeles has reached its 300th homicide for 2020.
And that are the worst numbers since the dark days of the 2009 financial crisis.
Killings and shootings have increased by 25% and 32% over last year, respectively.
Similar trends have also been observed in many other US metro areas like New York, Houston, Atlanta and Nashville.
Officials blame the current health pandemic and its related socio-economic effects for the rise of violent crimes and chaos in major cities across U.S.
LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore said, “with the health pandemic, we don’t just cross our arms and say, ‘It is what it is.’ We’re taking all types of efforts to flatten the curve, to lower the impact, to save lives. And that’s what I’m asking for us to do with this violent crime. We have a pandemic of crime right now.“
Meanwhile, Los Angeles police department is in deep crisis. The $3 billion police budget was slashed this year by $150 million following widespread social-unrest across the country against police brutality and misconduct.
And as you may have understood, these cuts couldn’t come at a worse time. Their hability to put added resources in the community right now is hampered.
Well, I don’t think this sudden increase in brutal crimes will stop soon in big urban areas. I even project the surge will continue well into 2021.
The present crime numbers are similar to those reported during the last crisis in 2009.
It really seems like recessions are linked to the rise of violent crime. More societal collapse news on ZeroHedge, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.
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There’s more antifa and blm terrorists walking away/being kicked loose than ever before. Then the evil lefty mayors and police chief clowns go arrest people not wearing the baloney kung-flu masks!
Nobody I know will back the blue when they don’t back the Constitution. You swore an oath. Live up to it!
Thats what I told the phone slug begging me for money for some police group via phone!
ain’t no mystery. when you have no food to eat and your children are starving and no one will assist you you have to rob somebody to get food. this is the european culture and way of life….greed and selfishness and it’s being destroyed by aliens. every man woman and child for themselves..at least until their race feels threatened with extinction and then they circle the wagons to commit genocide on some innocent group of people usually melanated natives falsely called blacks. the reds are NOT the true natives. “blacks” were here long before them but the government just keeps on lying and lying that we all come from africa. bollocks!!!!!!!!!!
Harder to identify criminals when they wear face diapers. All sanctuary cities and blue crapholes will have even more crime once the fallout of kung-flu baloney lockdowns ruin the economy.
Wait until the truckers refuse to deliver into sanctuary cities.