Violent crime spiked in 2020.
The deadly year reversed a decades-long trend of decreasing violence.
And one horrifying assault video will make your blood boil.
The combination of COVID and the George Floyd riots led to the largest single-year increase in violent crime in America’s history.
Violent crime has slowly ticked down again, but property crime is still a massive problem in many Democratic strongholds.
But spurts of violence are still deeply concerning, especially among young people.
And 17-year-old Jonathan Lewis was beaten to death by a group of kids near a Las Vegas high school.
#Breaking: A teenager, 17-year-old Jonathan Lewis, has passed away after being assaulted by 15 students at a high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to his father, this brutal attack occurred when Jonathan was defending a younger friend. His father emotionally shared about… pic.twitter.com/isgs4TaIUn
— Posts About Crime (@Malganis0202) November 12, 2023
Lewis was supposedly defending a friend when he was stomped in a cowardly attack.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement, “This investigation is being led by the LVMPD Homicide Section…The investigation indicates the victim was involved in a physical altercation with approximately 15 individuals prior to officers arrival…This is an ongoing investigation, and we are actively working on identifying the individuals involved.”
Despite the horrific murder of his son, Lewis’s father was conciliatory.
The senior Lewis told reporters, “Violence just begets more violence and these children don’t even know what they’re doing half the time…I hope there’s a way that can find forgiveness in their heart and find a way to be able to come to terms with what they’ve done…I just love my children with all my heart, and it’s just unimaginable that we could ever come to this point…I think there’s just a failure of all of humanity to recognize that we need to be teaching our youth how to coexist.”
Pro-crime policies have contributed to upticks in violence in several major cities.
Far-left prosecutors bankrolled by George Soros fail to keep repeat criminals behind bars.
There has also been a push by the Left to give violent teen offenders second and third and fourth chances to keep them out of the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
Violent incidents among younger kids have become all too commonplace.
A horde of middle-schoolers beat an elderly man to death in Philadelphia, and two teen girls killed an Uber driver during a carjacking in Washington, D.C.
Violent “flash mobs” have also sprung up around the country from Los Angeles to Chicago.
Pro-crime policies and a broken culture have led to violent and aimless children causing havoc.
Some liberal cities are finally getting fed up, but the leftists in charge are doubling down on the same policies.
Blue State Blues will keep you updated on this disturbing trend across the nation.