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'It's just crazy': 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records
abcnews.go.com ^ | 12/8/2021 | Bill Hutchinson

Posted on 12/08/2021 8:43:30 AM PST by bitt

"It's worse than a war zone around here lately," police official said.

At least 12 major U.S. cities have broken annual homicide records in 2021 -- and there's still three weeks to go in the year.

Of the dozen cities that have already surpassed the grim milestones for killings, five topped records that were set or tied just last year.

"It's terrible to every morning get up and have to go look at the numbers and then look at the news and see the stories. It's just crazy. It's just crazy and this needs to stop," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said after his city surpassed its annual homicide record of 500, which stood since 1990.

Philadelphia, a city of roughly 1.5 million people, has had more homicides this year (521 as of Dec. 6) than the nation's two largest cities, New York (443 as of Dec. 5) and Los Angeles (352 as of Nov. 27). That's an increase of 13% from 2020, a year that nearly broke the 1990 record.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Illinois; US: Maryland; US: New York; US: Oregon; US: Pennsylvania; US: Washington
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1 posted on 12/08/2021 8:43:30 AM PST by bitt
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2 posted on 12/08/2021 8:44:07 AM PST by bitt (<img src=' 'width=50%>)
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To: bitt

The violence is organized. No one is drilling down because they are afraid it will appear to be anti civil rights


3 posted on 12/08/2021 8:45:04 AM PST by z3n (“If the populace knew with what idiocy they were ruled, they would revolt.” -Charlemagne)
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To: bitt

RAT run cities.


4 posted on 12/08/2021 8:45:36 AM PST by dforest (Freaking insane world. )
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To: bitt

Don’t expect the statistics to improve until the mayors and a few members of the city councils are included in those statistics. But don’t expect to see that anytime soon. They are probably more than adequately protected by “special” police details.


5 posted on 12/08/2021 8:47:10 AM PST by Perseverando (Antifa, BLM, RINOs, Islamonazis, Marxists, Commucrats, DemoKKKrats: It's a Godlessness disorder!)
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To: dforest

Cities run by a Demonicrat kakistocracy.


6 posted on 12/08/2021 8:47:46 AM PST by Carl Vehse (A proud member of the LGBFJB community)
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To: bitt

Let me guess...they’re all run by DemocRATS.


7 posted on 12/08/2021 8:48:05 AM PST by AlaskaErik (In time of peace, prepare for war.)
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To: bitt
Crazy?

Not at all. Completely expected when crime is ignored, crime expands.

8 posted on 12/08/2021 8:48:27 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: bitt

The Democrat Part teemed up with its anarchist allies to rain chaos on America in 2020.

It suceeded.


9 posted on 12/08/2021 8:49:36 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: dforest

Escape from New York and Escape from LA were two dystopian films, where Snake Plissken defies all odds and makes a bold one-man strike at the heart of darkness, and STILL comes off as an anti-hero.

Now that we need you, Snake, where are you?


10 posted on 12/08/2021 8:54:44 AM PST by alloysteel (COVID-19 Wuhan virus doesn't kill most people, stupid government dictates kill many more people)
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11 posted on 12/08/2021 8:55:16 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (THE ISSUE IS NEVER THE ISSUE. THE REVOLUTION IS THE ISSUE.)
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Blue cities , blue states, blue voters real and fake, that is what they want and what they vote for…defund the police…turn in your firearms and everything will be a perfect utopia…


12 posted on 12/08/2021 8:58:46 AM PST by TnTnTn
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To: AlaskaErik

What is the common denominator of all these cities?

Enjoy the suck!


13 posted on 12/08/2021 8:58:56 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: alloysteel

Now that we need you, Snake, where are you?


Snake Plissken? I thought he was dead.


14 posted on 12/08/2021 8:59:41 AM PST by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: bitt

The indy mayor and city council are doing everything they can to not address the problems

They just appropriate more money and spend it on programs that have a history of failure


15 posted on 12/08/2021 9:00:15 AM PST by digger48
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To: alloysteel

Escape from New York and Escape from LA were two dystopian films, where Snake Plissken defies all odds and makes a bold one-man strike at the heart of darkness, and STILL comes off as an anti-hero.

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What those movies nowadays and ask yourself this. Would you rather go into those fictional cities (like Plisken did) or into the darkest parts of some of the cities on this list?

While those cities appeared rather chaotic with lots of infrustructure damage and fires, the all the bad guys seemed like cream puffs in an 80s camppy sort of way.
If I had to pick, I would definitely go into John Carpenter’s LA than I would have to walk through real life Chicago’s south side or the worst parts of Baltimore.


16 posted on 12/08/2021 9:01:17 AM PST by z3n (“If the populace knew with what idiocy they were ruled, they would revolt.” -Charlemagne)
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To: bitt

Dem voters will just look for different Dems to elect. They will not, under any circumstance, vote for a Republican.

Embrace the suck.


17 posted on 12/08/2021 9:03:19 AM PST by brownsfan (It's going to take real, serious, hard times to wake the American public.)
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To: bitt

and what is common about these cities?


18 posted on 12/08/2021 9:03:23 AM PST by Nifty
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To: bitt

The Democrat Flu.


19 posted on 12/08/2021 9:05:10 AM PST by Vision (Elections are one day. Reject "Chicago" vote harvesting. Election Reform Now. Obama is an evildoer.)
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To: bitt

Just another day in a DemoKrap run city.
20 posted on 12/08/2021 9:05:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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