BLM ( Burn, Loot, Murder ) Made It's Mark!

Kyle

Beloved Misanthrope
Who suffers from defunding the police? This blue city has over 1,000 unsolved murders


St. Louis has more than 1,000 murder cases over last decade that remain unsolved as police battle staff shortages, budget cuts


Police in St. Louis, Missouri, have been battling stiff budget cuts and severe staff shortages in the wake of the defund the police movement, even as the city has more than 1,000 unsolved murders and has been consistently ranked as one of America's most dangerous cities.

In 2019 and 2020, St. Louis had one of the highest murder rates for any major American city per 100,000 residents, with one of those deaths counting the killing of former St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn amid protests following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

But the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) says it has shown some success in reining in spiraling crime figures, reporting a 21% reduction in homicides in 2023 compared to the year before. Still, more than 1,000 murders carried out over the last decade in the city remain unsolved.


 
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