Mark Alexander / April 29, 2019

The Murders That Were NOT Reported — And Why

On average, 46 Americans are murdered every day. Only some murders get attention.

On average, according to the latest FBI statistics, there are 46 people murdered in the U.S. every day — though it is notable that since President Donald Trump’s election, the murder rate is declining.

On Saturday, the whole nation heard about one murder. A sociopathic assailant and self-proclaimed anti-Semite attacked the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego, leaving one dead and three others injured. This attack followed a similar sociopathic hate template of the heinous attack against the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last October, which left 11 dead and seven wounded. The California attack was stopped by a good guy with a gun — Navy veteran Oscar Stewart and Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Morales, who were in the congregation, charged the assailant and chased him from the premises. Morales fired at the assailant. Stewart concludes, “It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.”

The 19-year-old San Diego assailant was said to have taken his inspiration from the deadly attack on a mosque in New Zealand in March, though that attacker was an “eco-fascist” who did not fit the Left’s “right wing” profile. Far more consequential in terms of loss of life is the worldwide assault on Christians by Islamists — including the Sri Lanka attacks last week, in which 253 Christians were murdered by Islamists at Easter church services. But that does not fit the Democrats’ political narrative either.

The fact is, “white supremacist” violence, which is as offensive as any other violence targeting innocents, is not a major problem in the U.S. or anywhere in the world, though such crimes receive major attention from leftist Democrats and their Leftmedia publicists. Racist attacks provide fundraising opportunities for Demo candidates and organizations that make millions as race-bait hustlers.

To that end, 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris, among others, was quick to blame Donald Trump, citing the media-driven myth of his ambiguity about condemning a racially motivated murder in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August of 2017. (The irony is, Trump is the most pro-Israel president since Ronald Reagan, whose son-in-law Jared Kushner, is Jewish.)

Not letting the facts interfere with her political agenda, Harris proclaimed: “Saturday made clear what was clear in Charlottesville. … Let’s speak truth: racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia are real in this country. Let us speak that truth and let us speak it in a way where we all agree that these are borne out of hate — hate which has received new fuel in these last two years.” Of course, whenever a Democrat proclaims “truth,” you can be sure it is wrapped in a political lie.

What Harris and the rest of the vast field of leftist Democrat contenders will NOT remind you in their zeal for deconstruction and repeal of the Second Amendment is that the deadliest ground in America is inner cities — those urban poverty centers that are Democrat-controlled strongholds and have been for generations. The vast majority of murders are black-on-black or black-on-Hispanic.

For example, on the East Coast, in Baltimore over the weekend, an assailant murdered one and wounded seven others at an inner-city cookout — but it is unlikely you heard about that assault.

The Left’s anti-Trump rhetoric notwithstanding, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was wounded by the assailant, but his life spared by Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed as she shielded the Rabbi, spoke of his conversation with President Trump: “I received a personal phone call from our President Donald Trump. He spent close to 15 minutes with me on the phone. … He shared with me condolences on behalf of the United States of America. We spoke about the moment of silence and he spoke about his love of peace and Judaism and Israel. He was just so comforting, I’m really grateful to our president for taking the time and share with us his comfort and consolation.”

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