The reality of crime vs the woke bubble

America is seeing a spike in violent crime. 

Look at any large city and you will see shootings are through the roof. Monday morning news in Milwaukee now comes with a weekend body count. 

It’s the same in New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Chicago. 

The city of Chicago just had its most violent weekend of the year. 

From the Sun Times: 

Seven people were killed and 71 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago as the city reaches the halfway point of what could be one of its most violent years in decades.

Four of the attacks were mass shootings with four or more people wounded. The attacks accounted for nearly a third of all the shooting victims between Friday evening and early Monday morning.

Chicago has seen at least 331 homicides so far this year, compared to 319 at this point last year and 247 in 2019. That’s an almost 4 percent increase over last year and a 34 percent increase compared to 2019.

There have been at least 1,842 shootings this year, compared to 1,625 at this time in 2020 and 1,171 in 2019. This year has seen a more than 13 percent increase compared to 2020, and 57 percent compared to 2019.

Those are staggering numbers. There is a real sense of danger in many of Chicago’s neighborhoods. There’s fear spreading into once safe areas as well. 

But there are some on the Left who insist we are not seeing what we are seeing. They insist that what America needs are fewer cops, more social programs, and less racism. 

AOC called the reality of Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee “hysteria.”

From RedState:

Apparently, the fear that you could be assaulted, robbed, raped, or murdered is just a fair bit of “hysteria” from you, dear American.

“We are seeing these headlines about percentage increases,” Ocasio-Cortez said while talking with New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman. “Now, I want to say that any amount of harm is unacceptable and too much, but I also want to make sure that this hysteria, you know, that this doesn’t drive a hysteria and that we look at these numbers in context so that we can make responsible decisions about what to allocate in that context.”

Context. She needs context about seven killed and 71 shot in Chicago. Or how about the one killed and seven shot in Milwaukee? What kind of context does someone need there?

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