Blue cities were disproportionately receptive to the Black Lives Matter defund-the-police movement pushed by progressives in 2020.
By Bethany Blankley, Just the News, December 13, 2021
Twelve U.S. cities broke annual homicide records in 2021 — and all were led by Democrats.
Philadelphia topped the list, surpassing 500 murders as of Nov. 26 — breaking last year’s numbers with a month left to go in the year. The last time there were this many people killed in the City of Brotherly Love was in 1990.
Rounding out the top five are Indianapolis with 246 killed, Columbus with 179, Louisville with 175, and Baton Rouge with 137.
Philadelphia, with a population of roughly 1.5 million, reached 521 homicides by Dec. 6, an increase of 13% from the previous year. By comparison, New York, with roughly 8 million residents, had 443 homicides as of Dec. 5. …