Human rights groups are concerned with violence in Haiti. However, America’s Democrat-run cities have murder rates several times higher.
Human rights groups are labeling what’s happening in Haiti as a humanitarian disaster. In the first quarter of 2023, 846 people have been killed. There’s even talk of sending in the U.S. Marines to keep order. Haiti is often labeled a failed state.
But as bad as things are in Haiti, America’s Democrat-run cities are even worse.
Haiti’s homicide rate in the first quarter of 2023 was 29.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. 846 killings may sound like a lot, but Haiti has 11.3 million people. Chicago, America’s murder capital by number of killings—697 in 2022—has only 2.7 million.
The chart below has the homicide rate in large American cities in 2022 and the homicide rate in Haiti in the first quarter of 2023.
There is no question that America’s large, Democrat-run cities have become “failed states” within the United States?
Nor is there any question that the Democratic Party its left-wing, soft on crime ideology are responsible for the murder and mayhem in American cities.
The chart also contains the last year that each of these cities had a Re4publican mayor.
Not a single one of these cities has had a Republican mayor at any time in the past thirty years and only three—Baltimore, Cleveland and Kanas City—in the past sixty years.
Even worse if one considered the homicide rates among black residents of these cities. The population of Haiti is 95 percent black. Milwaukee is 40 percent black.
Of the 224 killings in Milwaukee in 2022, 189 involved a black man or woman.
The homicide rate among black residents of Milwaukee in 2022 was 81.7 per 100,000 residents. That’s 174 percent higher than Haiti.
Residents of America’s large, Democrat-run cities are living in a state of anarchy comparable to that in Haiti, or even worse.
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Progressive Mayors and District Attorneys allow this lawlessness to go on, even encouraging it.
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