Police Groups, Expert Pin 40% Murder Rise On Defund, ‘Rogue Prosecutors’

  • Comments come after recently released FBI crime statistics showed homicides increased in 2021, following a record-high in 2020.
  • Rape also increased, and vehicle thefts have risen more than 20% since 2019. Murder is up nearly 40% since 2019, the most significant increase since crime statistics of this kind have been tracked.
  • “Defaming and defunding police has cops running for exits, as violence surges and we need them now more than ever,” said Jason Johnson, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. “This should be a wake-up call.”
  • Cully Stimson, a former prosecutor and legal expert at the Heritage Foundation, said that “this narrative that crime rose as a result of the pandemic is just baloney.”
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