Four Weeks In

Number 19 of a series

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The beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding
A rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

La de da de da, indeed! Here is number 19:

19. Jan. 26, 2017 —Speech to Republican legislators at retreat in Philadelphia

The claim: “Here in Philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady — I mean, just terribly increasing.”

In fact: The number of Philadelphia homicides in 2016, 277, was actually down from the 280 in 2015. While both years represented an increase from 2013 (246 homicides) and 2014 (248 homicides), the overall trend has been downward: Philadelphia had 391 homicides in 2007 and 331 in 2008. The number of homicides as of Jan. 31, 30, was higher than the 19 at the same time in 2016 but about the same as the 27 in 2015. Regardless, the murder rate is never calculated on a month of data.

Thank God we are finished with that horrid David Muir interview. It’s now another day and another lie by President Donald Trump. When is it going to end? When there is no skin left.

Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.

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