In 2020, the media fawned over “Coronavirus this”, “Coronavirus that”, reminding us of the increasing numbers that, since Biden has been in office, have magically disappeared from their screens; as well as the constant reminders of how terrible police officers were. But one fact that was diligently obfuscated was that 2020 was one of the most violent years in recent history. So why are the media and others silent about it?
Homicides reached record highs. Milwaukee had a 95% increase in homicides, Louisville 78%, Minneapolis 72%, Chicago 55%, NYC 39%, Philadelphia 35%…. It is the highest increase in homicides ever recorded in American history.
748 people were murdered in Chicago, including 55 children. People were killed at barbecues, at birthday parties, in cars, in their beds, and in drive-by shootings. A majority of the kids who were killed were black. Those who kept advocating for the “Black Lives Matter” movement are silent about it. It doesn’t fit their narrative of “white cops bad”. Turning a blind eye has been a practical convenience but an unfortunate choice, indirectly encouraging and aiding the violence while leaving many more to grow distrustful of the mainstream media.
Proponents of the “but guns kill people” argument, have stayed silent here. Chicago has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the U.S.
Many were murdered in wake of the street violence unleashed by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. In response to Floyd’s death, the media and many politicians primarily on the Left demonized police, justifying or blatantly ignoring the riots. New York’s Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler had been recorded on video saying “Antifa is a myth.” Maybe on his side of the country it is, but the streets of Portland and Minneapolis and Chicago and Kenosha know different.
Cops now face an environment eager to sacrifice them in the name of racial justice. Since the riots began this past summer, cops have been shot at and attacked with lethal weapons. Many videos surfacing throughout the summer document projectiles being launched at officers. No longer could they be expected to properly do their job without fearing the repercussions from “the mob” for doing so.
The media and many politicians are silent because they fanned, and continue to fan, these flames, trying to turn them into a raging fire, so it seems.
There are bad people, and there are good people. Either condemn all the bad ones, or condemn none of them. We must strive to bridge the gap between each other, and we must work together to prevent the needless deaths that have ensued because of the division.