Like most Democratically controlled inner cities, they are critically underserved and “hush hush” when it comes to violence from within. They silence the headlines and cover up child murders like no other during the BLM demonstrations. Why? Most of what’s happening doesn’t fit their political narrative.
The violence in St. Louis and Kansas City has gotten so bad that a Republican governor had to call a special legislative session just to address what’s going on. Even President Trump has been talking about the alarming crime spikes happening in major cities after the death of George Floyd. Then there’s the rioting, looting, and everything else the Democratic governors are justifying while their cities burn down.
By proposing to dismantle and defund the police force in some major cities, retirements in NYPD have quadrupled and the shootings have become more consistent each day. In one recent week in New York City, shootings were up by 358%. Murders in Atlanta were up 133% in comparison to last year, 105 Americans were shot in Philadelphia, and Minneapolis voted to disband the police department and cut it way down, but disband it entirely.
Defunding and disbanding the police has made its way to St. Louis courtesy of the Democratically controlled city council. The board introduced a five point plan to reform the police. The plan includes defunding the police department, not allowing officers with a history of excessive force to continue using force on suspects, the closing of The Workhouse, freeing political prisoners, and allocating money towards neglected areas of the city.
Demonizing the police who keep us safe also makes vulnerable communities unsafe, where police are needed the most.
St. Louis’s ludicrous plan doesn’t spare any pain either. Fifty children have been shot in St. Louis this year alone. Eight children have died and 42 have been injured by gun violence. The murders of innocent African African children will be the slow undoing of the Black Lives Matter movement. They may be able to deflect any criticism when an unarmed African American is killed by a white police officer, but the senseless child murders transpiring in inner cities is when people need to speak out.
“We’re protesting for months, for weeks, saying black lives matter. Black lives matter, it seems like, only when a police officer shoots a black person. What about all the black-on-black crime that’s happening in the community?” John Ayala asked. His eleven year old grandson Davon McNeal was murdered last week in the nation’s capital.
A real movement needs real activists, not people who want to tear down communities and families instead of building them up. BLM’s silence on the child murders and the black-on-black crimes speaks volumes to their true intentions.