Democrat 'Defund the Police' Advocates Silent as DC Passes 100 Homicides in 2021
The last time the nation's capital hit 100 homicides was in 2003
The nation's capital has now hit the grim milestone of 100 murders this year, but despite worrying figures, Democrats who have been pushing to 'defund the police' have gone eerily silent.
On 9 July, Washington, D.C., reached its 100th homicide.
Far-left "Squad" members were contacted by Fox News for their take on the deadly shooting wave and whether they believed abolishing the police had played a part in the soaring murders.
Those members who remained silent were:
- Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Jamaal Bowman
- Mondaire Jones of New York
- Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
- Rashida Tlaib of Michigan
- Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
- Cori Bush of Missouri
The 100th victim of the soaring homicides was 45-year-old Willie Parker, who was killed on July 9.
The last time the nation's capital hit 100 homicides was in 2003.
D.C. is one homicide away from matching last year's total for homicides at 104, according to crime statistics on the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department's website.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser asked Joe Biden for help last week, sending a letter "directing the Metropolitan Police Department to use any overtime necessary to meet our public safety needs."
Democrat Bowser met with Biden on the rampant rise in murders in cities across America.
Last year, the DC Council voted to move a $23 million school security contract from the Metropolitan Police to public schools.
Since then, the city has seen a 3% increase in homicides, adding to the 19% rise seen in 2020.
Last week, Democrat 'defund the police' advocate Missouri Rep. Cori Bush splashed almost $70,000 on private security, according to campaign filings.
$54,120.92 in payments were sent by Bush's campaign between April 15 and June 28 for "security services" to a New York-based firm called RS&T Security Consulting, Federal Election Commission records show.
Over the same period, Bush's campaign also paid $15,000 to Nathaniel Davis for "security services."