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Dems’ Shameless Ploy to Blame Crime Rise on ‘Red States’

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Dems’ Shameless Ploy to Blame Crime Rise on ‘Red States’

New York Post October 11, 2022
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Some leading Democrats have blamed the crime increase on Republicans.

Democrats have pushed to keep criminals out of jail, get rid of bail, and defund the police. But don’t believe your lying eyes. The increase in shootings and killings nationwide is not a liberal problem, they insist, but a conservative one.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently said he was going to break down “America’s red state murder problem.”

Called out on Philadelphia’s 388 homicides so far this year, which is on pace to break last year’s record of 562 murders, liberal Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner insisted his soft-on-crime polices are “working.”

“These states in the United States that have a rate of homicide that is 40% higher are MAGA states, they are Trump states,” he said.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Rafael Mangual is the Nick Ohnell Fellow and head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. He is also the author of Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets Wrong and Who It Hurts Most.

Photo by GummyBone/iStock

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