Joy Reid has been panned for saying she is skeptical of statistics exhibiting a surge in crime as a result of she hasn’t heard ‘anecdotes from buddies’ about violent incidents in huge cities.
The MSNBC host made the assertion on Twitter Friday in response to a brand new ABC News/ Washington Post ballot which discovered a big quantity of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s dealing with of the crime wave.
‘I’ve seen extra TV tales about crime than the precise anecdotes from buddies in NYC or different huge cities bear out,’ Reid acknowledged.
‘I imply summer season is when crime at all times goes up and Shark Week occurs perennially, regardless of the rarity of precise shark assaults. But it is… odd for positive.’
Reid – who resides within the suburbs of Maryland – didn’t again up her declare with any exhausting knowledge.
Statistics present shootings in New York City have surged by 43 % prior to now yr, whereas murders are up 12 %.
Joy Reid says she is skeptical of statistics exhibiting a surge in crime as a result of she hasn’t heard ‘anecdotes from buddies’ about violent incidents in huge cities
The MSNBC host made the weird assertion on Twitter Friday in response to a brand new ABC News/ Washington Post ballot which discovered a big quantity of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s dealing with of the crime surge
While Reid’s buddies might not have informed her, the stats present violent crime has ticked up dramatically in main metropolitan cities throughout the US
Even Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo has admitted the Big Apple is now within the throes of a ‘main crime drawback’ which may trigger irreparable harm to the town.
Meanwhile, the info present that related spikes in crime are enjoying out in different massive cities throughout the US.
Homicides have spiked by 58 % in Atlanta, 22 % in Los Angeles and 37 % in Philadelphia.
In Portland, the homicide price has elevated by a whopping 533 %.
As is the case within the Big Apple, gun violence has additionally risen significantly in most main metropolitan areas.
Shooting are up 40 % in Atlanta, 126 % in Portland and 51 % in Los Angeles.
Several slammed Reid for her odd evaluation of the scenario, with one saying she had been ‘blinded by her politics’.
Another wrote: ‘You are a ‘journalist,’ and you’re stating that since you do not have anecdotes from buddies, a declare have to be false. ‘Solid inquiry,’ certainly.’
Shootings are up 18 % in Chicago. Police within the metropolis are pictured on the scene of a murder final week
Shootings in New York are up 43 %. NYPD cops are pictured patrolling Times Square final week following a taking pictures there
Violence erupted in cities throughout the nation
Several others chimed in with anecdotes of their very own.
One wrote: ‘I dwell in Minneapolis and I can guarantee you the statistics level to an alarming and unprecedented spike in crime prior to now 14 months. I by no means apprehensive about crime till individuals have been getting robbed at gunpoint in what have been as soon as secure neighborhoods. It’s very actual.’
A second particular person chimed in: ‘Hate to be a moist blanket however crime in my county is kicking up. I noticed an tried theft final night time as I used to be leaving a venue. The man needed to combat like hell, thank goodness he or anybody wasn’t shot. It’s greater than the standard summer season crime that we expertise.’
The ABC News/ Washington Post ballot launched on Friday morning confirmed simply 38 per cent of the general public accepted of how President Biden is coping with the spike in crime and 48 % disapprove.
A 59 % majority of Americans consider crime is an ‘extraordinarily’ or ‘very’ significant issue within the U.S., a rise from 51 % in a Gallup ballot launched final fall, which was the best price since 2007.
ABC News stated the ballot confirmed ‘concern about crime was at a 20-year excessive’.
However, UNC professor Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed with Reid that worry about rising crime had been concocted by the media.
‘Given that precise crime is not at or close to a 20-year excessive, not even near it, the place do you think about these perceptions have come from? Media can not assist itself,’ Hannah Jones responded to ABC.
Hannah-Jones was additionally criticized for her take.
‘Lol have a look at all of the blue checks in right here telling us we’re imagining this crime wave. “There’s no crime it’s just Fox News!” Must be good behind these gates,’ one snapped.
UNC professor Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed with Reid that worry about rising crime had been concocted by the media