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‘Those were the Trump years’: Liberal brilliantly destroys Fox News crime ‘surge’ framing – and her co-hosts’ claims
Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov, a former Democratic strategist who holds two master's degrees and a Ph.D., destroyed her co-hosts' false claims and the conservative cable network's framing about the crime "surge" on Tuesday's edition of "The Five."
Speaking about news that the murder rate had skyrocketed 30 percent, Tarlov made clear that the FBI statistic was from last year.
"The data that we're talking about is 2020," Tarlov told Fox News viewers and her co-hosts, including Jesse Watters and Dan Bongino, as the chyron read: "PASSING THE BLAME," and "LIBERALS POINT TO PANDEMIC FOR SURGE IN VIOLENCE."
"Those were the Trump years," Tarlov explained. "So all of this blaming on President Biden that's happening now – actually under President Biden's watch the murder rate has even gone down."
She didn't stop there.
"Another important component of the FBI data: that the short term increases was in all regions, not just in those liberal cities, all regions. That means in places where conservatives are. That means that this can't all be because of bail reform, defund the police, yada yada yada. And also the murder rate and the crime rate overall is lower than it was in the 1990's, so conservatives are running around screaming, 'we've never seen anything like this,' you have seen something like this."
Tarlov began her takedown after Bongino falsely claimed that the spike in the murder rate "was only in areas dominated by liberal politicians."
The New York Times reported last week on the FBI's data, noting that the "rise in murder was national, not regional."
The segment also mentioned on gun violence, with Watters insisting that "people can still kill you with a knife," after Tarlov had talked about America's "rampant gun problem."
On Monday NPR, reporting on the FBI's 2020 statistics, also noted that "Much of the violence was driven by firearms, with nearly 77% of murders being committed with some sort of gun."
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Trump endorses conspiracy theorist for Arizona governor one day after she says he belongs on Mt. Rushmore
Donald Trump has joined MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in endorsing conspiracy theorist Kari Lake in the 2022 Republican primary for governor.
With Gov. Greg Ducey prevented from seeking re-election due to term limits, there is a crowded GOP primary. Former Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), who lost the race two decades ago, is running. Other candidates include Board of Regents member Karrin Taylor Robson, state Treasurer Kimberly Yee, and businessman Steve Gaynor.
But Trump has come out for Kari Lake, who used to work at the local Fox affiliate.
"She will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey—won't even be a contest! Kari will make her wonderful family, and the MAGA movement, very proud. Kari Lake has my Complete and Total Endorsement. She will be a great Governor for the incredible people of Arizona!" Trump said in a message emailed to reporters.
The announcement came one day after Lake took to social media to suggest South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem add Trump to Mt. Rushmore. It apparently escaped Lake that Mr. Rushmore is a national memorial that is not under the control of the state's GOP governor.
Who thinks President Trump should be added to Mt. Rushmore? @govkristinoem can we make this happen? https://t.co/2o0ThtRnjG— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@Kari Lake for AZ Governor) 1632806602.0
Despite the fact the Cyber Ninjas confirmed Trump lost Arizona, Lake called for the state to decertify the election results.
Please read my statement in full: https://t.co/4jSMe0u2yc— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@Kari Lake for AZ Governor) 1632527888.0
And she is pushing for audits in the other 49 states.
Audit ALL 50! https://t.co/lqxwuW36nI— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@Kari Lake for AZ Governor) 1632539652.0
With Trump banned from social media after he incited the January 6th insurrection, Lake took to social media to spread the endorsement herself.
On Tuesday, NBC News reported that two police officers in Idaho Springs, Colorado are being sued by a deaf man who claims they assaulted and wrongfully imprisoned him for four months after he was unable to comply with their verbal commands.
"Brady Mistic said he was wrongfully jailed for four months over the Sept. 17, 2019 incident. He's now suing Officers Nicholas Hanning and Ellie Summers, as well as the city of Idaho Springs and the Clear Creek County Board of Commissioners," reported Minyvonne Blake. "The suit, filed this month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, says the incident began just after 7:30 p.m. with Mistic allegedly running a stop sign before he pulled into the parking lot of a laundry mat. Unaware that police had followed him into the parking lot, Mistic exited his vehicle and began walking toward the laundry mat, according to the lawsuit."
The suit further alleges that Mistic attempted to communicate with officers in American Sign Language, but "warning or attempt to communicate," Officer Hanning then grabbed Mistic and threw him against the concrete before pinning him to the ground on his back.
The Idaho Springs Police Department said in a statement, "The officers gave verbal commands for Mr. Mistic to get back in his vehicle. It was later determined Mr. Mistic was deaf, but this fact was not known to the officers during the initial encounter."
Lawsuits against police acting in the course of their duties can be tremendously difficult because of the doctrine of qualified immunity, which the Supreme Court has extended to a broad scope of police conduct. A bipartisan effort earlier this year to reform policing, which included some new restrictions on qualified immunity, was defeated by Republicans.
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