The DNC’s silence on the murder spike is more evidence of the grip that jailbreak liberalism has on the party, driven by mindless hatred of public safety and the police who provide it. If you are a victim of police brutality, you merit a nationwide moment of silence. But if you are one of the hundreds of young men, many of them black, who have been shot and killed under a Democratic mayor’s watch this summer, then your death is beneath the attention of the party’s elite.

The only time that Democratic leaders do speak up about homicide is when it serves their gun-grabbing goals. Take Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, who’s blamed her city’s shooting spike on out-of-state guns, even though the plurality of illegal guns in the city are from Illinois, home to some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.

To leaders like Lightfoot, murdered black men are just an opportunity to push the gun-control agenda and complain about the (sadly much diminished) influence of the NRA. Never do they consider that it might be their own failed governance, and the anti-police protests that they continue to stir up, that’s driving the violence.