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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

"Bad Policies, Not Racism or Covid-19, Are Causing the Spike in Murder"

From Crime & Consequences:

A good example of the mainstream media narrative regarding the unprecedented surge in homicides, which started last year and has continued unabated this year, is this June article from the Washington Post which reported that racist police,  inequality and the economic and social impact of the pandemic are the root causes.   “Experts have attributed the increase to a variety of new and long-standing issues—-including entrenched inequality, soaring gun ownership, and fraying relations between police and the communities they serve—all intensified during the coronavirus pandemic and widespread uprising for racial justice.”  It’s guns and racism that’s causing all those murders folks.  Virginia lawyer Hans Bader his this piece in Liberty Unyielding debunking this claptrap.

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