House Republicans are holding a hearing on violent crime in New York City, with the aim of attacking prosecutor Alvin Bragg for indicting Donald Trump. However, this is a political stunt, as Bragg can do multiple things at once, and there typically is a disproportionate focus on street crime rather than corporate, financial, and white-collar crime in the United States. New York City Mayor Eric Adams was asked about this and he correctly pointed out that there is actually a bigger problem with violent crime in many Republican cities. For example, the homicide crime rate in New York City in2202 was three times lower than in Columbus, Ohio. Furthermore, per capita murder rates are 40% higher in states Donald Trump won than in states Joe Biden won. Crime is a complex issue and can be influenced by many different factors, including poverty, inequality, education levels, per capita income, and political affiliation. The right-wing narrative of dangerous Democratic cities or states is entirely baseless and it’s important to address violent crime in all areas of the country and not treat this like a political football.
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