Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced that Milwaukee saw its deadliest August since 1991.
Twenty-five years ago, the discovery of Jeffry Dahmer's crimes caused the murder toll to spike in the city.
Milwaukee police said the city hasn't had this many homicides since July 1991, when bodies were found in Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment.I didn't realize that the Milwaukee murder rate for August is significantly higher than the murder rate in Chicago. That's extremely disturbing.
There were 24 homicides in Milwaukee in August, and there have been 93 total so far this year.
The Police Department said that Milwaukee's per-capita homicide rate was significantly higher than the homicide rate of the city of Chicago.
"It is homicidal violent crime that is most significantly affecting our disadvantaged neighborhoods of color," Police Chief Ed Flynn said at an afternoon news conference. "In the month of August, 83 percent of our homicide victims were African-Americans, and 83 percent of described assailants were African-Americans. And against this backdrop, the police department still seized over 200 firearms."
We keep hearing about the bloody summer south of our border. The violence in Chicago is a national story. Even though the violence in Milwaukee doesn't get the attention Chicago does, the lawlessness is actually worse. At least, that was the case in August.
It's worth noting that 83 percent of the Milwaukee "homicide victims were African-Americans, and 83 percent of the described assailants were African-Americans."
That runs counter to the narrative being sold by anti-police activists and the Leftist media.
Hey, journalists! Get Black Lives Matter to comment. Get Colin Kaepernick with his 'Police are pigs' socks to comment.
Also, it's worth noting that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is a Democrat. He was just reelected.
Milwaukee needs new leadership, desperately.