On a per-person basis, Philly is in worse shape than Chicago. Here's a recent scene from Philly.
.66% 2/3rds, TWO-THIRDS OF ONE PERCENT. That’s the extreme low percentage of 2 out of 303….under 1% of people arrested with an illegal gun in previous two years (Violations of Uniform Firearms Act) in Southwest Philly @PhillyPolice districts got state prison time @FOX29philly https://t.co/j7LZ2aVEBQ pic.twitter.com/6LJNoSJtTs— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) July 8, 2021
So the Chicago partisans don't feel left out, here's one from that burg.
Chicago. Move out of cities. pic.twitter.com/sNh2u07mmp— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) July 7, 2021
Just for grins, let's revisit New York City.
Male suspect opens fire in New York City, children nearly killed after getting caught in the crossfire. pic.twitter.com/7dKkrvEOWt— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) June 18, 2021
Politics Isn't The Answer
One policy solution is to hire more cops, appoint more judges, build more jails and fill them as fast as you can. Another might be to rev up the money printer to Ludicrous Speed and hand out cash because they're shooting each other for bread. Or something.
Putting down your red and blue flags for a moment, is that a solution you would propose, starting with a blank slate? I mean, jails would solve it and everything, but locking up thousands upon thousands isn't a great plan.
What's happening is that the culture shown above has decayed to the point where you can no longer rely on a reasonable number of laws, courts, cops and prisons. This is what John Adams meant when he said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Bonus Bit: Kneeling
Sports teams kneeling doesn't seem to be working. I suppose we could try having them play their matches on their knees and see if that helped.