Police Departments Nationwide are Prepping for a Summer of Violence
Is the summer of 2021 going to turn out violent?
According to a Wall Street Journal report, police departments throughout America are making preparations for a “violent summer.”
“Police departments in New York City and other large metro areas across the U.S. are bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a violent summer,” the report noted.
Paul Joseph Watson at Summit News noted that “The prediction is partly based on the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, although they had little impact in reducing the plague of violence that swept American cities last summer after the death of George Floyd.”
The increase in gun crimes and sales were also used as evidence that this summer could potentially get dicey.
Cities of at least one million people witnessed a 32.2% increase in homicides during the final 3 months of 2020. Similarly, murders increased substantially in Chicago, Dallas, and New York.
Watson observed that “In NYC alone, there have been 451 year shootings to date, up by 86% compared to 2020, when there were 242 shootings.
“Keep in mind that New York saw its most violent summer last year since 1996,” highlighted Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge. “Meanwhile, the country currently finds itself extremely polarized over more than just police reform, as ongoing tensions in the Middle East have spilled over into US streets, and anti-lockdown activists around the world have been fiercely protesting economy-killing pandemic measures – which we imagine our ‘wise and benevolent’ leaders like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won’t hesitate to re-implement if COVID-19 even thinks about surging again.”
Many of America’s most crime-ridden cities are located in states with horrendous gun control laws which give law-abiding citizens very little options to defend themselves.
Coupled with law enforcement who are disincentivized to fulfill their duties to protect the public, Americans living in urban centers must put up with a precarious social climate. It’s no surprise why many Americans are deciding to move out of big cities and head towards suburbs, exurbs, or rural areas.