In a recent feature listing the “50 most dangerous cities in America,” CBS reported: “In 2019, FBI data show there were an estimated 366.7 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in the United States. The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program classifies murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault as violent crimes.”

Reviewing the 50 most dangerous cities’ governance reveals that six are run by Republicans (only one, San Bernardino, Calif., is among the top 10 — number 10), two are run by at-large or unaffiliated mayors, and the other 42 — 84 percent — are “blue” — or Democrat — cities that for decades, some for generations have been governed by the same party. Major U.S. cities saw their murder rates increase by an average of 35.7% through September compared to 2019. Ironically, people of color account for the majority of gun-related deaths, and, for the most part, police aren’t doing the shooting.

New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, all certifiably-dangerous blue cities, didn’t make the 2019 list, but they’re shoo-ins for 2020, along with the 2019-listed blue cities that hosted riots.The left-liberal urban anarchy there — rioting, arson, looting and public endangerment — taught blue-city residents that their lives, properties and businesses are no longer safe, because mayors and some governors handcuffed or stopped law enforcement, and, effectively, encouraged — or, at least, tolerated — wide-spread criminality.
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