By Hunter Wallace
If there was ever a case of reaping what you sow, the Obama administration’s War Against The Police in Ferguson, New York City, and Baltimore has produced the inevitable Obama crime wave:
“After years of declining violent crime, several major American cities experienced a dramatic surge in homicides during the first half of this year.
Milwaukee, which last year had one of its lowest annual homicide totals in city history, recorded 84 murders so far this year, more than double the 41 it tallied at the same point last year. …
The number of murders in 2015 jumped by 33% or more in Baltimore, New Orleans and St. Louis. Meanwhile, in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, the homicide toll climbed 19% and the number of shooting incidents increased by 21% during the first half of the year.
In all the cities, the increased violence is disproportionately impacting poor and predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods. In parts of Milwaukee, the sound of gunfire is so commonplace that about 80% of gunshots detected by ShotSpotter sensors aren’t even called into police by residents, Flynn said. …”
In a supreme act of irony, activists affiliated with the #BlackLivesMatter movement are vandalizing Confederate monuments all across the South, while demonizing the police and demanding that the most violent criminals in America be released en masse from their prison cells so that they can return to terrorize their neighborhoods.
“Kweisi Mfume, a former representative whose congressional district included Baltimore and who was the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in the 103rd Congress, is trying to disown his and the CBC’s role in pushing through the 1994 crime bill. The 1994 bill was the largest crime bill in U.S. history—it added 100,000 new police officers around the country and committed nearly $10 billion to build new prisons. The bill also included an assault weapons ban, to entice Democrats to vote, and a “midnight basketball” provision that turned off some Republicans who might otherwise be all over a law and order bill like that. The bill passed 235-195, with most Democrats voting in favor and most Republicans voting against. President Clinton happily signed the bill into law.
Now, some supporters of that bill, instead of acknowledging that they’re evolving on the issue of being blindly pro-police, are trying to rewrite the history of how that bill passed a Democrat-controlled Congress and was signed into law by a Democratic president. …”
The previous black crime wave which ravaged America’s biggest cities was brought to an end in the early 1990s when Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party, and the Congressional Black Caucus spearheaded the largest crime bill in American history. Now, the #BlackLivesMatter movement wants to reverse the policies which saved thousands of black lives, and which made it possible for SJWs to gentrify inner cities.