Sunday, September 25, 2022
After the police murder of George Floyd in May of 2020, Minneapolis became a worldwide symbol of the police brutality long endured disproportionately by Black people. In a kind of Newtonian response, the city became the epicenter of the culturally seismic "Defund the Police" movement. But that progressive local effort fizzled with a decisive referendum last November.
What we know about the increase in U.S. murders in 2020: The U.S. murder rate rose 30% between 2019 and 2020 " the largest single-year increase in more than a century, according to data published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The findings align with a separate tabulation of the nation's murder rate published in September by the FBI.
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