How are things going for the blue cities of America? Some of them are doing fine, but many are on the precipice of disaster thanks to soft-on-crime policies, out of control criminal elements controlling the streets, and anti-police rhetoric kicked into high gear following the death of George Floyd.
And so cities that once ranged from being America’s greatest cities to places that were at least fun to visit have turned into the closest America can come to Baghdad circa 2007, with criminals blasting away at each other and catching civilians in the crossfire as feckless government officials remain focused elsewhere or remain completely detached from the problem.
But some are worse than others and, though Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s blood-drenched “Chiraq” is often derided as America’s bloodiest city. In fact, it used to be outdone by St. Louis, America’s former murder capital. But now another city has won the dubious honor of being the murder capital of America: the Mississippi Delta’s den of iniquity, New Orleans.
Such is what Fox News Channel’s Watson reported on a recent segment regarding America’s crime crisis, noting that New Orleans is now the murder capital and, offering evidence of the out of control crime problem raging within the city, said:
“Homicide rate up 141% since 2019. Shootings are up 100%, armed robberies up 25%. Carjackings seeing the largest increase of 210% since 2019. This all coming at a time of struggle for the New Orleans police department. It’s got less than 1000 officers on the street. About 10% are retiring each year. The department is struggling to find new recruits.”
Fox News Digital reported on the situation as well in a report highlighting the shocking crime problem within the city, saying: Read more