The New York Times is looking to get ahead of next Monday's scheduled release of FBI national crime data, which is expected to show a historic spike in murders largely driven by systematically emboldened black criminals.
The anti-racist policies that have created these conditions, including criminal justice reform, have enjoyed bipartisan support from US elites based on narratives amplified by the New York Times. As the 2022 midterms approach, Republicans plan to change their tune on the issue and use it to deal the Democrats an electoral blow.
According to estimates by the Times, homicides per 100,000 jumped from 5 in 2019 to 6.1 in 2020, a year-over-year record rise and the highest the murder rate has been since 1998.
So far in 2021, homicides have risen further compared to 2020 by 10% to about 6.7 according to the paper. The streets of America are more dangerous today than they were in 1997 (6.5). At the same time, the US incarceration rate is at its lowest since 1995.
The Times has previously tried to rationalize the rise in violence and its obvious causes by releasing outlandish explanations, such as Jewish journalists Jeff Asher and Ben Horwitz's piece claiming the problem is being caused by COVID induced anxiety.
In reality, the United States' drastic increase in murder is a stark outlier among first world nations. According to a study by the United Nation's Office On Drugs and Crime (UNDOC), COVID lock downs led to a 25% drop in homicides overall in Europe.
Next week's official crime report will include racial demographic data, which was omitted from the New York Times analysis, that will help provide further evidence that the main driver of this crisis is the state, business and media-led implementation of the Black Lives Matter luxury belief.