As Republicans exploit the issue of crime, the press often struggles to put it in context
Its been noted many years ago that "if it bleeds, it leads." But we're at a point where more than ever society is in thrall to our screens, and our taskmasters are the ones programming the content on those screens. The power modern media companies and conglomerates hold over public perception, and opinion, is very frightening to me.
MAGA cult members are saying on Xitter that violent crime statistics are down because prosecutors are not charging criminals for reasons other than a lack of evidence. This ignores the fact that the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report is compiled from reports by more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies, including cities, counties, states and tribes. The report is not based on convictions. Where this idea that the report is misleading because convictions are down, I don’t know. But there are the usual right-wing media suspects. Sounds like the sort of thing Tucker Carlson would peddle.
You wrote "New York City was safer than the largest city in Jordan’s congressional district, Mansfield, Ohio"
Violent Crime rate in New York: 5.21 per 1,000
Violent Crime rate in Mansfield: 4.26 per 1,000
Either your statement is misinformation or gaslighting .. either way its a lie. Dont worry, Ill keep 'Shout the facts" in case you miss them.