•“Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty — people with
incomes below half of the poverty line — of any of the nation’s 10
most populous cities.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/19/13
• It’s not just the low-income who suffer under Democrat regimes.
Brookings analyzed the average top salaries of residents of the 50
largest cities; Dem-run cities were at the very bottom — Detroit at
#50, Cleveland at #49, and Milwaukee at #48.
•According to the latest available FBI figures, America’s eight
most dangerous cities are: Detroit, Memphis, Oakland, St. Louis,
Birmingham, Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Cleveland, as reported by
Forbes. All Democrat-run.
• Large cities with the highest murder rate, according to FBI figures
and reported by CBS: St. Louis, Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore,
•“In Chicago … while many areas have few or no killings, the South
and West Sides are on par with the world’s most dangerous countries, like Brazil and Venezuela, and have been for many years.”
— “Chicago’s Murder Problem,” in The New York Times, 5/27/16
•“The oldest [Baltimore homicide] victim
this year was 79 and the youngest 16.
A 53-year-old man was shot when he
heard a knock on his window and looked
outside. A 26-year-old man was shot
after he sat down in a barber shop to get
a haircut. ‘People don’t realize it’s worse
than Chicago,’ said Otis Rolley, former Baltimore planning director … His
23-year-old nephew, Andrew Zachary,
a former Marine, was the 15th person
killed in the city this year. ‘This man …
had the skills and ability to survive in a combat situation overseas but
was unable to navigate the streets of Baltimore. And that is a scary,
scary thing.’” — The Washington Post, 5/14/17
•“[Baltimore’s] violent crime rate is almost four times higher than
the national average. As a Cato Institute report puts it: ‘Baltimore
deserves the Third World profile it has developed…’” — FrontPage
•“The community’s [Sandtown-Winchester] murder rate is double the
average for Baltimore (which, in turn, had the fifth-highest murder
rate last year among major U.S. cities). The state spends $17 million
a year just to incarcerate Sandtown-Winchester residents.” — “The
Baltimore Democrats Built,” The Washington Post, 5/4/15
•“Just a couple miles away from ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ epicenter
Ferguson, [St. Louis] has been ravaged by bleed-over protests and a
lack of stability. The city’s police have been … harangued by racial
agitators as the city sinks deeper into financial ruin.” — “The Five
Worst-Run Major American Cities,” The Daily Wire, 1/10/17
•“Of the [Brookings] study’s ten most unequal cities, nine have
Democratic mayors. They are Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston,
Washington, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and
Minneapolis. Only one, Miami, has a Republican mayor.” —
• Equality of Opportunity Project rated the 100 largest counties in
the country on whether or not they provided economic opportunity
to children living there. The worst at #100 was Baltimore, #96 was
Chicago’s Cook County, #94 was Detroit’s Wayne County, #93
• According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the
national “achievement gap” between black and white students in the
country was highest in Washington, D.C., reports Madison.com.
• According to WalletHub’s list of 2016 Least Educated Cities, the
largest gap in educational scores between black and white students is
found in Milwaukee, which ranks dead last (#138). Memphis is #114.
•“White area households [in Milwaukee] are relatively wealthy compared to the nation, with a median income of $61,675. Black area
households, on the other hand, are relatively poor, with a median
income of just $25,646. This was one of the nation’s largest income
disparities.” — “The Worst Cities for Black Americans,” 24/7 Wall
•“A new report from UCLA finds that … Milwaukee, the state’s biggest city, suspends black high school students at a rate nearly double
the national average.” — “Why Is Milwaukee So Bad for Black
People?”, NPR, 3/5/15
•“Every year a poor boy spends growing up in Baltimore … his
earnings as an adult fall by 1.5 percent. Add up
an entire childhood, and that means a 26-year-
old man in Baltimore earns about 28 percent less
than he would if he had grown up somewhere in
average America.” — Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard
economist, in The Washington Post, 5/6/15. Hendren and Raj
Chetty determined that the absolute worse place for a child to grow
up is Baltimore.
• Milwaukee is the nation’s most racially segregated metropolitan area,
according to The [Milwaukee] Journal Sentinel.
•“We’ve already had government run by the best and the brightest.
And we’ve spent trillions of dollars in America’s war on poverty.
And just what has been accomplished? The crime statistics tell you.
The jobless numbers tell you. The graduation rates tell you. Open
your eyes and see the despair.” — “Road to Urban Despair Paved
by Democrats,” Chicago Tribune, 8/19/16
•“Urban school systems remain broken for students and families. Yet
they feed the bureaucrats and the vendors who sell goods and services to education bureaucrats. And the well-fed know what they’re
supposed to do on Election Day: vote Democratic.” — Chicago