Homicides Surge Toward 50-Year High in Mayor Lyda Krewson’s St. Louis

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in St. Louis. Officials announced St. Louis has been added to the list of cities that will receive assistance from Operation Legend, a federal anti-crime program launched to help city police in their effort to reduce …
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Homicides are on track to reach a level not seen in 50 years by the end of 2020 in Mayor Lyda Krewson’s (D) St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis, Missouri, homicides are on a trajectory to “be the worst in at least a half-century” by year’s end.

Summer homicides put an exclamation point on the violence, with 114 murders over the course of three months — June, July, and August.

Lt. Scott Aubuchon, head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police’s homicide unit, commented, “Since June 1, our numbers began to rise at the alarming rate. We’ve never seen anything like the last three months. These are indescribable times.”

There were 53 homicides in July alone, and the city has already surpassed 194 homicides this year, which was the total number of homicides for all of 2019.

Other Democrat-run cities around the country are seeing spikes in gun crime as well.

For example, on September 14, 2020, Breitbart News reported that 50 people were shot, 15 fatally, during the previous week in Mayor Bernard Young’s (D) Baltimore.

Nearly 40 were shot, six fatally, this past weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. Fifteen were shot, two fatally, on Tuesday, and 14 were shot, two fatally, on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Breitbart News reported that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) New York City surpassed 1,000 shootings for the year before August 2020 was over. The New York Post reported NYPD data indicating there were 1,004 shootings in NYC as of August 30, 2020. There were 537 shootings by that same time in 2019.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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