Exposing Jim Jordan's Phony 'Crime' Investigation
After shootings in KY and AL, Republicans are focusing on crime in New York, which is odd because New York was listed as the top 5th safest city in the U.S. with a population over 300,000.
As Jim Jordan and his accomplices try to gaslight America on violent crime, facts and truth matter more than ever. You can stand up for facts and truth by supporting this newsletter and becoming a subscriber.
The math doesn’t lie: Republicans are politicizing crime once again.
The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing in New York City called "Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan." This might lead one to believe they care about victims of violent crime, but Republicans are focusing on crime in New York, which is odd because New York was listed as the top 5th safest city in the United States with a population over 300,000.
After a weekend filled with gun violence in Alabama and Kentucky, it’s even stranger that Republicans are focused on New York, because the state’s homicide rate was 4.7 per 100,000 in 2020, as compared to Alabama at 14.2 and Kentucky at 9.5
If Republicans cared about victims of violent crime, they would be in any number of places — like, say, Dadeville, Alabama, or Louisville, Kentucky, both of which just suffered shooting events. In Dadeville, 4 people were killed, with 28 overall injured, during a mass shooting at a 16th year old birthday party Saturday night. In Louisville, shots were fired into a crowd at a park killing at least two people and wounding four others on Saturday.
In the United States, we have reached an NRA milestone early this year, with 161 mass shootings so far as of this writing.
But naturally, House Republicans are ignoring the slaughter of children in their schools, at birthday parties, and people in parks in order to focus on crime in Manhattan, New York — because Manhattan is a stand-in for DA Alvin Bragg, who recently indicted former President Donald Trump.
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