The city of Baltimore set a record in 2015. The city experienced the most homicides per capita since its founding and the murder rate nearly doubled from 2014. FBI Director James Comey said the skyrocketing homicide rates reflect the reluctance by law-enforcement officers to use aggressive policing tactics following the controversial death of Freddie Gray. Comey says the officers fear they’ll be castigated and branded racist and that more civil unrest may result.
President Obama, naturally, disagreed, and told a group of police Chiefs: “What we can’t do is cherry-pick data or use anecdotal evidence to drive policy or to feed political agendas.”
Funny, that is exactly what his administration has done with global warming.