The New York Times reported over the weekend that major cities are reacting to surging violence by reinvesting in their depleted police departments. That’s great news, but let’s not forget how we got here and who’s to blame for the horrific crime waves we’re experiencing to begin with.
All of the rioting, the looting, the vandalism, and, most devastating, the 30 percent nationwide increase in homicides of 2020, were the direct result of Democrats and leftists in the media instigating, justifying, and excusing violent crime in the wake of the death of George Floyd. This, as Mollie Hemingway reminds us in her new book, “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections,” was solely done for the purpose of winning the most disgusting political war they’ve ever waged: the fight to deny Donald Trump a second term.
“Rigged” is an expansive look at the overt and covert coordination among the Democrat Party, the corrupted national media, behemoth internet companies, and other major institutions to tip 2020 in their favor, even as it meant lying to and manipulating voters, and, yes, violence.