Nationwide, while Democrats currently hold fewer seats than they have at any time since Republicans took away all their slaves after the Civil War, where they do remain in power, the murder rate is on the rise. According to a new report, across the country, the murder rate rose 8% over last year, but this is primarily due to a handful of cities -- Chicago, Baltimore, and Houston. And all three of those cities have been run exclusively by Democrats for decades.
In 2015 and 2016, several cities -- especially Chicago -- saw their murder rates increase significantly. The distorting effect of this concentrated increase is illustrated in Figure 6, which breaks down the total increase in murders between 2014 and 2016 by city. As shown below, Baltimore, Chicago and Houston together account for around half of the increase in murder in major cities between 2014 and 2016.
Chicago hasn't had a Republican mayor in 86 years. The Windy City's current mayor is President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Last year was the deadliest year to live in Chicago since 1996. Murders jumped 58% over the previous year to 762. Overall, there were 4,331 shooting victims.
Chicago has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.
Baltimore hasn't had a Republican mayor in 50 years. According to The Baltimore Sun, 2016 was the second-deadliest year on record in that city. The single deadliest year was 2015, the year of the riots sparked by the death of Freddie Gray and CNN's horrific coverage of that event, which undoubtedly (and intentionally) whipped up all that violence.
Baltimore has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.
Houston has not had a Republican mayor in 36 years. According to local news reports, 302 people were killed last year, a five-year high -- 50 percent higher than 2011.
Like the rest of Texas, gun control laws are reasonable in Houston.
All three of these failing Democrat-run cities are also run by politicians who appear to be more interested in sticking their nose into national politics and left-wing fads, as opposed to doing the mayoral work of filling potholes and decreasing the murder rate.
Chicago Mayor Emanuel has been fighting President Trump over the issue of immigration and sanctuary cities. Chicago itself is a sanctuary city.
To catastrophic results for that city's residents, Baltimore, which is also a sanctuary city, jumped all over the media's and President Obama's ginned up anti-police crusade. There were not only the riots but malicious and politically-driven prosecutions of police officers.
In 2015, the same year the murder rate began to climb, then-Mayor Annise Parker was intently focused on Proposition 1, an ordinance that would allow mentally ill men (transgenders) to use the same bathroom as your daughter. It went down in a flame of fail, 61% - 39%.
How bad do things have to get before the residents of these cities wake up to the fact that Democrats are utterly incapable of managing anything?
Actually, who cares?
It makes no difference to me. I don't live there. Therefore, it is not my problem. It is even not America's problem. It is the solely-owned problem of Democrat politicians and the morons who keep voting for failure.