Sunday, July 05, 2020

Black Lives Matter

They matter in Atlanta.
ATLANTA — There has been an alarming rise in violent crime in Atlanta over the past month.

Atlanta police say murders are up 86% over 28 days last month compared to the same time last year.
They matter in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett noted a dramatic increase in violent crimes in the city in comparison to last year.

During a press conference, Friday, Barrett and other community leaders addressed racial equity, violence in the community and justice.

As of Friday, there were 86 homicides reported in the city, Barrett said. It's a stark contrast to the 43 homicides during the same time period last year, marking a 100% increase.
They matter in Chicago.
CHICAGO — The City of Chicago saw a double digit spike in crime in the month of June, according to crime numbers released by police Wednesday.

There was a 34% increase in the number of murders over the same period, last year. There were also 45% more shootings.
They matter in New York City.
Gun violence exploded across the city after the NYPD disbanded its anti-crime unit of plainclothes cops on June 15, with three times as many shootings in the last two weeks of the month over the same period in 2019, police stats show.

And the shocking rise in gunfire — to 116 incidents from 38 between June 15 and June 2, a 205 percent increase — meant scores more victims were hurt or killed by bullets this year over last year.

Gunshot injuries skyrocketed to 157 from 47 in 2019, a 238 percent increase.
They matter everywhere. The time is now to fundamentally transform America.
How many more have to die before we take action?

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