Young people kept out of the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic and those who have yet to return could be a factor fueling a juvenile crime spree across the United States, according to one of the nation’s top law enforcement officials.
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Thursday of what he described as “an alarming uptick in the incidence of juveniles engaging in violence, often graduating from carjackings to even worse violence.”
Juveniles who have not returned to school after pandemic restrictions were lifted “may contribute” to an overall rise in violent crime in some states during and after 2020, the Trump-appointed Wray said during the hearing on security threats.
More than 50 violent crime arrests every day this summer were tallied by the FBI, Wray said, many of whom were young offenders.
“This is a real challenge for the legal system because we’re not set up to very effectively deal with crimes committed by minors,” he added.
Wray said violent criminals who still have access to a cell phone while serving a sentence can “continue to participate in the activity, despite best efforts by correction officials.”
A report from the Major Cities Chiefs Association released in early November surveyed 70 cities and found while homicide and rape numbers are down slightly in 2022, robbery and aggravated assault have jumped to over 359,000 incidents between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, an increase of around 13,000 from the previous year.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Justice, violent crime among juveniles was on a steady decline, with youth arrests on violent crime charges plunging from 140,000 in the mid-1990s to just under 40,000 in 2020.Wray also said lenient “bail practices” and other policies from prosecutors in some cities allow criminals to creep back onto the streets and […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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