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Surge in Black-on-Black Murder During 2020, Year of BLM Riots. Root Causes of 'Gun Violence' Are NOT Guns.
US ‘Black-on-Black’ Murder Soared During 2020 – Year of BLM Riots
ANALYSIS – Related to my recent piece on a liberal think tank recommending a renewed focus on criminals and the mentally ill, rather than on guns, to combat the surge in ‘gun violence’ in the nation’s capital, a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Tuesday shows black-on black homicides surged nationally during 2020.
That was of course the same year that Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, and violent riots rocked major cities across the United States, especially during the 2020 BLM ‘Summer of Love.’ The focus of this massive civil unrest being to bash law enforcement and pressure, often successfully, to ‘defund the police.’
This rate of homicides involving firearms in 2020 is the highest level in 26 years.
However, in contrast to that far-left anti-police narrative, the new report makes for sobering reading. Cops aren’t the ones disproportionately killing blacks in America, but rather, it is other blacks.
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Liberal Think Tank Recommends Dealing with ‘Root Causes’ – Not Guns – to Combat ‘Gun Violence’
ANALYSIS – In the latest news on the ‘gun violence’ front, a major liberal-leaning think tank report recommends numerous solutions to the ‘gun violence’ surge plaguing our nation’s capital.
And in a typically written news story, the reporter sees no irony in repeatedly using the liberal ‘gun violence’ term even when none of the solutions being proposed have anything to do with guns.
In the old days it was simply called violence, or ‘shooting,’ if you wanted to be more specific. Now it is ‘gun violence.’ All part of the liberal campaign to weaponize language to achieve political goals.
In this case, gun control.
And when I first saw the online story, titled ‘Criminal justice institute offers suggestions for curbing gun violence in DC,’ on local DC news site WTOP, I assumed it would be yet another gun control screed.
And indeed, the reporter, and the think, tried their best to still make it sound as if the crisis of criminals and the mentally ill, using guns for violence is about the guns, by liberally (pun intended) sprinkling the term ‘gun violence’ throughout.
As the first paragraph starts off:
Gun violence in the nation’s capital continues to be a serious problem: Last year, D.C. surpassed 200 homicides for the first time in 17 years. And this year could be a repeat, with 65 homicides reported as of Monday, compared with 64 this time last year.
It then quotes the report, saying: “[D.C.] is lacking the political commitment, coordination, and a coherent strategy to reduce gun violence.
However, the narrative soon goes off the rails when the story notes that:
Some [all?] of the recommendations focus on prevention and intervention, which involve data-driven approaches to finding and helping those who are at high risk of committing or becoming a victim of violent crimes.
And then gets to the real point of what causes ‘gun violence.’ And surprise – it is NOT guns. Instead, the story notes:
The institute also recommended a focus on the “root causes” of gun violence. Among younger residents who have run-ins with law enforcement, some of the factors of concern include homelessness, removal from foster care, school suspensions, psychotic disorders and living in areas of high crime, known as “hot blocks.”
There is also a call for the District to set up a real-time incident review-and-response center, or a “Peace Room,” which would serve as an emergency operation center for gun violence.
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