When violence committed by Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists was rampant across the United States in Democrat-run cities, radical Democrat mayors and lawmakers were calling for the defunding of police.
In July 2020, Democrat lawmakers Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass) announced federal legislation to defund police and set up reparations for people who either are black or were harmed by cops.
In June 2021, Lightfoot got into a testy exchange with a reporter who blamed her radical policies for the rampant increase in crime in Chicago after he called her out during a press conference, accusing her of being an ineffective leader in the war on crime. “You’ve lost control of the city.,” the NBC reporter said when it was his turn to question the far-left mayor.
Thanks to dangerous Democrat policies like defunding the police, citizens who live in some of the most violent areas of Democrat-run cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, or Philadelphia are more likely to be killed by gunfire at home than if they were serving in combat in the long war in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Bongino reports – In a study published by the JAMA Network, researchers at Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania found that young, military-aged males from “zip codes with the most violence in Chicago and Philadelphia had a notably higher risk of firearm-related death than US military personnel who served during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
While Chicago and Philadelphia were discovered to be areas where young males are more likely to be shot dead, researchers found during the study of 129,826 young adult men living in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles in 2020 and 2021 that “The most violent areas in New York City and Los Angeles were associated with less risk for young adult males than these theaters of war.”
The risk of firearm death in Chicago’s most dangerous zip code was found to be three times that of the risk of being killed in combat in Afghanistan and four times the risk of death in Iraq. Someone living in that zip code has a 6% chance of being shot each year. The top 10% most violent neighborhoods in Chicago all had rates of violence higher than Iraq and Afghanistan.
While this study looked at four U.S. cities, the “more dangerous than a war zone” hardly applies to only these four Democrat-run cities. According to the statistics available through the first half of 2022, Democrat-run New Orleans, Baltimore, Birmingham, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Rochester, Atlanta, Kansas City, Washington, Richmond, Oakland, and Cincinnati all had higher murder rates than Chicago.