In the craze of defunding the police, anti-Trump riots, and BLM, murder rates have skyrocketed faster than inflation.
Police around the nation have been quitting in droves. Those still in position have severly cut down their activities in light of ending up like Chauvin. Why risk everything, follow the rules to the T, and still go to jail? It’s just not worth it for the police.
Then you have areas like Portland where the allow autonomous zones that are supported by the local governments. Of course crime goes up.
The real question is will this trend ever reverse? If so… how? Surely the answer isn’t defunding the police…