April 25, 2024

It’s an election year so the media is desperately trying to find anything positive about the Biden admin to blast on repeat. For example, Democrats decided they were actually the champions of a strong border all along and naturally Biden has the best economy in the history of humanity.

But it just hasn’t stuck.

Gallup reports he’s got a 40% approval rating as of mid-March.

So, now they’re trying out, ‘under Biden crime is at an all-time LOW!’

Ok.

Hmmm. A crime reporting website called The Marshall Project cited by NPR said, ‘In 2021, the FBI retired its nearly century-old national crime data collection program, the Summary Reporting System used by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. The agency switched to a new system, the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which gathers more specific information on each incident.’

They pointed out that 40% of law enforcement agencies didn’t report any data in 2021. The FBI was used to receiving about 90% in comparison.

So, there’s that.

Reuters, June 2022: Democrats struggle to find footing on violent crime

NYT, June 2022: In San Francisco, Democrats Are at War With Themselves Over Crime

The Atlantic, November 2022: Caught Between the Electorally Disastrous and the Morally Monstrous: Democrats can’t find a message on crime they believe in.

NBC News, March 2023: Biden bucks liberals and tells Democrats to get tough on crime

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Then all of a sudden, that just went away. Weird.

Well, there’s that too.

Of course, the left can’t quite decide what their narrative is either.

NBC News 2021: ‘It’s an easy fast dollar’: How organized retail theft rings in one Ohio town use Facebook Marketplace to sell stolen goods

Politico, 2023: Retail theft drives possible return to tough-on-crime policies in California

CNN, 2023: The US shoplifting scourge is a lot of hype with little evidence

California. for example, decided to reduce dozens of felonies to misdemeanors, which impacted reporting of crimes to authorities. AP: ‘What Prop 47 did was take very low level crimes like petty theft, some petty drug offenses, petty larceny, and classify them as misdemeanors rather than felonies,’

It’s truly amazing what the media thinks it can get you to believe in spite of what you see every day.

Guess we’ll just have to see how Biden’s numbers change to find out if crime goes up or down before November!

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