Nothing to see here, folks!
The FBI says arson is unrelated to the massive wildfires on the West Coast.
There is plenty of evidence to the contrary, however,
Is the FBI doing damage control?
According to Breitbart News, the Agency itself just released findings that arson is in fact up nearly 20 percent:
The FBI Preliminary Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for January-June 2020 shows violent crime and property crime were both down, as compared to the same time frame in 2019, but arson was up 19.2 percent.
The FBI overview of the UCR addresses violent crime offenses, showing “the number of rape offenses decreased 17.8 percent, and robbery offenses were down 7.1 percent.”
As for property crimes, “offenses declined 7.8 percent.” They noted that “larceny thefts were down 9.9 percent, and burglaries decreased 7.8 percent.”
However, arson, which the FBI counts separately from other property crimes, was up 19.2 percent.
Ironically, the greatest increase in arson was in the West, where there was a 24 percent increase in that region alone. This news comes after fire upon fire has been set by rioters in Portland, Seattle, and other western cities.
Whereas arson climbed, while many other property crimes declined, it should be noted that homicides also rose as many other violent crimes went down.
“The number of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses increased 14.8 percent, and aggravated assault offenses were up 4.6 percent,” The FBI overview noted. This news comes as various Democrats, and Democrat-controlled cities, around the country have pushed to defund police and sought to limit the way police can subdue criminals."
In case you didn't read through the entire excerpt, murder is also up a dramtic amount this year.
Cities defund the Police and watch murders soar.
But why did they FBI come out and say that the West Coast Fires are unrelated to arson, when there is publicly available information pointing to the exact opposite?
Is it so the Climate Crisis narrative can play out unchallenged?
Or is it because admitting these massive fires are arsons would finally blow the lid off whatever patience our fellow Americans have left who are on the West Coast and being systematically targeted by Leftist Militants?