I assume that everyone knows homicide rates rose substantially in 2020 over prior years. Why did this happen? It seems clear that the anti-police agitation associated with Black Lives Matter and Antifa, and encouraged by almost all Democratic Party politicians, played the decisive role. Steve Sailer has charted the numbers. The homicide rate was flat until the hysteria that surrounded the death of George Floyd[.] . .
Further, it seems that subsequent BLM-driven news stories led to more murders:
[T]he change in cumulative murders plateaued at this new high level through mid-June.
But a second national surge began about six days after the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on June 12 after he stole a cop’s tazer and shot it at him.
By the Fourth of July, murders were up 23%, and by July 21, they were up 27%.
(Read more from “Is Black Lives Matter Killing People?” HERE)