Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Right, so Trump's statistics are correct - they claim they are cherry-picked, but the statistics are exactly what he said they were. It is a recent trend, in many major cities, that crime has gone up significantly in the last year. I guess the lefties want to just ignore it and pretend it isn't happening - or better yet blame it on global warming :p but the whole reason to point this out is to find out why it is happening. The best theory so far is that the police have had to stand down in these cities because they are afraid to do their jobs because they are afraid if a black guy acts up and they have to defend themselves, then their lives will be ruined. What this has led to is an increase in all sorts of crime in these areas and some people in those communities actually prefer to have police protection over no protection and in many cases no right to arm or protect themselves.
Donald Trump is recognizing race baiting on the left, this is not Donald Trump doing any sort of race baiting.
What part of the data differs from reality? Trump was very specific that it was certain inner cities that have seen huge increases in crime and shooting fatalities, he was specific about which cities they were and what the increases were. I did not hear any sort of deception in the speech. Even when he referred to the US being dangerous, he was also talking about terrorist attacks. While the overall fatalities are low compared to what is going on in some inner cities, the idea of mass random violence is something people don't want to have to think about.