[Ed. – Liberal logic]
In 2020, the year police were turned into the bad guys, murder rose by 25% in the U.S., according to preliminary FBI data. …
Correlation does not necessarily imply causation. But then, sometimes it does, or at least it seems to, and that has Democrats worried about their political future. Most of them are now desperately backtracking from the “defund the police” ideology that they broadly embraced as a party last summer.
But then some other Democrats are outright denying that the problem exists. Partisan Democratic group Third Way just released an analysis of crime data that calls fears of increased crime “hysteria.” The argument sounds suspiciously similar to an apocryphal quotation once attributed to the late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry. Legend has it that Barry claimed crime was not so bad in his city, so long as you didn’t count all the murders.