Krasner is a piece of garbage, but what’s worse is the man is completely delusional. While addressing the press Monday, Krasner ludicrously claimed Philadelphia “does not have a crisis of crime, despite the 521 murders (as of Monday) in 2021.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Monday that the city is not plagued by a crime crisis despite a record number of homicides in 2021. Krasner insisted that while the city has seen a spike in gun violence, residents should not be worried about rising crime in general.
“We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence,” the district attorney told reporters at a Monday press conference. “It’s important that we don’t let this become mushy and bleed into the notion that there is some kind of big spike in crime. There isn’t. There is not a big spike in crime. … There is not a big spike in violent crime. Neither one of these things is true.”
In fact, all those things are true. Violent crime in Philadelphia has been rising in 2021, but Krasner and his corrupt ADAs have been so busy denying body warrants, disapproving arrest reports, and releasing offenders without bail, that he can “claim” the violence doesn’t exist.
It does, but if the offenders are not charged, it’s like it never happened.
The Philadelphia Police Department has reported 521 homicides so far in 2021 – a 13% increase compared to 2020 and the city’s highest number of killings since at least 2007. Shooting incidents have increased 4.4%, and the number of shooting victims has risen about 3% over the last year.
In my division alone, homicides are up, shootings are way up, robberies are up, aggravated assaults are up, etc. Krasner’s laughable claims will be accepted by Philly’s pathetic media, but no one who lives here believes Kranser’s lies. It’s smoke and mirrors. Nothing more.
Thanks to Ace from AOSHQ for the linkage. Much appreciated.