Anti-police sentiment in big cities across the country comes at a cost and we're seeing it now with skyrocketing crime statistics from St. Louis to New York City.
Baltimore - Murders have doubled with 43 homicides last month alone
Chicago - 900+ shootings this year
St. Louis - 55 murders this year
Dallas - Violent crime up 10 percent
Atlanta - Homicides up 32 percent
Milwaukee - Homicides up by 180 percent
New York City - Murders up 20 percent
Heather Mac Donald at the Wall Street Journal has a detailed piece about the increase in crime that's worth a full read. Reporters from different cities broke down the numbers last night with Greta Van Susteren.
"There's a war on cops. Not bad cops, not bad apples, but all cops and the police know it. The conduct of the suspects is never in question they're always right, it's usually drawn on racial lines. It's a complete, toxic formula to actually do police work," former Los Angeles Police Department Homicide Detective Mark Fuhrman said. "The police are simply scaling back, exactly what everybody's chanting for in all of these protests. 'Don't be so aggressive. Don't stop and frisk. Don't stop and ask where people are going. Don't make traffic stops.' So, they are and now crime's out of site."
As I've said before, the criminals in these neighborhoods aren't anti-law enforcement because the police engage in racial profiling or brutality, they're anti-police because cops stop their criminality.
Ironically, some of the very same people in Baltimore who accused the police of racism and wanted them out of their neighborhoods, are begging them to come back.