12 major US cities broke murder records in 2021 – senator – RT World News


Twelve major US cities saw record numbers of homicides in 2021, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) revealed at a Republican press conference earlier this week. The senator accusedsoft on crimeDemocratic leaders, noting that all 12 cities were run by party members.

Crime is rising across this country“, warned Cruz, pointing out that not only were murder rates rising, but muggings and carjackings were also exploding. The spike in crime, he said, is a “a direct result of the Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies.

The 12 cities named by the Republican politician included Philadelphia, Austin, Portland, Indianapolis, Rochester, Toledo, St. Paul, Albuquerque, Louisville, Tucson, Columbus and Baton Rouge. Many other Democratic-run cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, have also seen their murder rates rise, though their 2021 totals are below all-time highs.

As news of record homicide rates broke two months ago, both parties picked up on the narrative in hopes of using it to win over voters in the 2022 midterm elections, with each party accusing his counterparts on the other side of the aisle of soaring crime rates. become essential for the inhabitants of large American cities.

Cruz also took aim at President Joe Biden’s selection for U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, calling Rachael Rollins a “incredibly soft on crime Soros DAand accusing him of “effectively abolish[ing] the police by ordering their prosecutors not to prosecute drug-related crimesto resist arrest or intrusion.


Along with fellow Republican Tom Cotton (Arkansas), Cruz had tried to derail Rollins’ confirmation process late last year, first delaying the vote and eventually forcing the case to be taken up by the whole of the Senate. Rollins took the unusual step of hitting back at her detractors, insisting she was “pro-justicenot pro-lawlessness, and arguing that those who commit petty crimes should not have their lives derailed by a permanent criminal record.

However, not everyone was convinced by Cruz’s story. Many responded citing higher levels of firearms death (which include suicides and accidents as well as homicides) in Republican-led states, or pointing out that big cities inevitably bias Democrats and that correlation does not equal causation.

After the death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and the subsequent wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the United States, some prominent Democrats have embraced the efforts of the most radical protesters to fund police services. However, some cities that tried this approach, including Minneapolis, quickly reversed it — but not before being punished in the 2020 election by voters. According to party strategist James Carville, the “defund the police” movement was directly responsible for the Democratic downvote failures.

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