A couple years ago California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared his state to be a model for the nation.
It really depends on what kind of “model” you’re looking for, because the Los Angeles Police Department shared some crime stats that are disturbing to say the least:
Tonight, we are saddened to share some shocking crime stats.
16 days into 2021, and Homicides in South LA are up 150% compared to last year.
It’s our shared responsibility—law enforcement, community members and elected officials—to stop this senseless violence. pic.twitter.com/Xd0IiO4sed
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 18, 2021