There is no causal link—none—between 'defund the police' and the rise of murder rates nationally

Anyone saying otherwise is just making things up, writes Magdi Semrau.

We’ve been hearing a familiar drumbeat: violent crime is rising and Democrats are to blame. CNN published an article entitled “Defund the police encounters resistance as violent crime spikes” and The Daily Beast opined, “If violent crime rates keep rising like they have over the last year, it will reaffirm long-held stereotypes about bleeding-heart libe…

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