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Atlanta’s Crime Rate Is Surging, But Leftist City Officials Can’t Figure Out Why

Atlanta, GA — There’s no creature so blind as a leftist who is trying to ignore something they don’t want to see — even if it’s right in front of their face.

Case in point: the Democrat leaders of Atlanta, Georgia.  Since the death of George Floyd on May 25th, followed by the death of Rayshard Brooks on June 12th, Atlanta has seen a staggering rise in crime.

In fact, murders are up 86% over 28 days of last month when compared to the same 28 days of 2019.  Additionally, there has been a 22% rise in aggravated assaults and a 14% increase in burglaries.

While the left goes on and on about ‘senseless gun violence’ they are just pretending they don’t know what’s really going on.

No, this is about the Marxist destabilization of society.  Specifically, when the prosecuting attorney Paul Howard brought murder charges against Atlanta Police officer Garrett Rolf, he essentially gave lawless criminals a free pass.

In the weeks that have followed the two deaths, crime rates have surged as police are hesitant to get involved for fear their actions will be twisted for political ends.

From May 21st to June 20th, Atlanta saw the most violent stretch in years. Reports from the Atlanta police department indicated that from May 31 to June 20, officers investigated 75 shootings, including 17 homicides.

‘Give Them Space To Destroy’

City Councilman Antonia Brown believes some of the citizens see the tensions between police and their community as an opportunity to break the law:

“It’s just unfortunate that there are individuals that are taking advantage of the opportunity of this divide between police and community, and you have incidents like this that are happening,” Brown said.

Brown went on, “The reality is a death is a death and a life is a life. And this is happening too much in our city.”

Meanwhile, Atlanta’s Police Department morale is at record lows.  While crime is up, the number of officers on the streets hasn’t risen to match it as many officers are calling out sick rather than face an angry mob.

Knowing that the prosecuting attorney will feed you to the mob rather than stand up to them, officers are understandably hesitant.

Guns Are The Great Equalizer

As the left works day after day to tear down America’s institutions, social unrest will continue to grow.  Releasing thousands of criminals onto the streets while all but encouraging looting and burning has made one thing crystal clear to America’s citizens: everybody should own a gun and know how to use it.

Our Second Amendment rights are more important than ever.  Gun owners know that once the left has defunded and neutered the police, they’re coming to disarm us, next.

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