In an effort to bring more peace to the inner city neighborhoods that supported him President Obama decided to go to war against white police officers. Don’t you know, the cause of black-on-black homicide is white police officers. If you don’t believe me, ask President Obama’s leading advisor on the problem: Rev. Al Sharpton.
And when it isn’t white police officers, the culprit must be… the NRA. The Obama administration is happy to blame black-on-black homicide on guns. Don’t you know, the country is awash in guns that discharge all by themselves… like the new cars that drive themselves.
How has it all been working out? For the most part, not very well. True enough, in some cities, like New York, the murder rate has declined. In most major cities, the rate has spiked.
The New York Times reports the bad news:
Experts cannot agree on what to call a recent rise in homicides, much less its cause, but new data on Friday that showed a sharp spike in homicide rates in more than 20 cities rekindled debate over whether it was time for alarm.
The data showed particularly significant increases in homicides in six cities in the first three months of the year compared with the same period last year — Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fla., Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Memphis. But almost as many cities reported a notable decline in recent months.
New York saw a 25 percent drop, while Las Vegas’s homicide total nearly doubled.
Law enforcement officials struggled to explain the numbers and differed over their significance.
The heroin epidemic, a resurgence in gang violence and economic factors in some cities were all offered as explanations, but the most contentious theory came from an agency that usually does not worry much about local crime: the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Economic factors… who would have guessed? After more than seven years of the Obama-led economic recovery, America’s inner cities are undergoing a crime wave because of economic hardship. If you thought that Barack Obama’s policies were going to lift the inner cities out of policies, you were seriously mistaken.
And then there is the so-called Ferguson effect: white police officers have been far less aggressive in policing minority neighborhoods. After all, if they do the wrong thing they will lose their jobs and perhaps even be thrown in jail. Better to do nothing.
But, let’s add one other reason for the problem. The Obama administration, in its approach to black-on-black homicide never aims its contempt at the people who have been committing the crimes. Beings as they are black they get a pass. They are not held accountable. Someone else is always to blame.
Given the general amnesty and blame shifting that the Obama administration has thrown at black criminals, why is anyone surprised to see that the homicide rate has risen at an alarming rate.