“Call My Mom” Basketball Star Dies as Violence Surge in Democrat Run Cities
According to the Washington Post, 17 out of the 20 most violent cities have Democrat Mayors. With the ongoing protests and the defund the police movement, the problem with lawlessness had become so extreme that one had even led to the death of an innocent Bronx Basketball star on Sunday night.
In a report from the New York Post, 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks died after he was gunned down at a birthday party in Morris Heights. His teammate, Hammad Singleton, recalled that a shot suddenly rang out, when “in the blink of an eye, me and my friends are running away.” He continued, “I turn around, and he told me, ‘I got hit,’ and I just seen it.” Singleton tried to tell his friend that they have to get going; however, the 17-year-old started wobbling, and sat down. During his final moments, Hendricks tried to smile, “He said, ‘Yo, Bam, I love you. Call my mom.’”
Hendricks suffered a gunshot to the neck and was rushed to the Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A Bronx basketball star, the victim, had a bright future ahead. In fact, the 17-year-old was a basketball qualifier and was set to attend junior college at West Hills College in California.
The problem is that even their fellow protesters have now become a target of violence. An outspoken BLM supporter, Tyler Gerth was also gunned down in a Louisville Kentucky camp by his fellow BLM -affiliated protester. The suspect, Steven Nelson Lopez, had been arrested for Gerth’s death, according to the Courier-Journal.
Suffering from low police morale, law enforcement officers voiced out their despair against Democrat Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. In a report from WHAS11, One woman claimed that the collective anger and frustration over the lawlessness led to a police walkout, “They don’t want to hear nothing you have to say, Mr. Mayor. They all got up and left. Good for them.”
Louisville and New York are not alone. In fact, 17 out of the top 20 most violent cities in the United States were led by a Democrat. In an article from the Washington Post, author, Philip Bump tried to disprove President Donald Trump’s statements that “the 20 most dangerous [cities] are Democrat-run”.
In fact, he succeeded with his argument. Bump claimed that based on the FBI’s data, not all cities that had the most violent crime per capita were run by left-wing politicians. He cited that two of the top 20 cities, San Antonio and Las Vegas, were run by independent mayors, while Jacksonville was run by a Republican.
Unfortunately, the rest of the list falls into Democrat-run cities, with the top 10 worst crimes are in the blue territories such as NewYork, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Memphis, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, and Baltimore.
Bump went on to say that Trump was “slightly wrong” before he concluded that party affiliations do not matter in terms of handling crimes and violence, “because it doesn’t really matter that the other mayors are Democrats.”
However, instead of saving the Democrat’s poor leadership, Bump’s defense helped prove the President’s point.