If violence is down it’s not because of obama, it’s because of the people. That said how he can say this with a straight face while police are being attacked and cities have seen an uptick in violent crime? They may have dropped in some cities but others have turned for the worse. A real journalist would have challenged him on this to explain the Chicago killing fields, Baltimore or even New York City since de Blasio has undone everything Giuliani and Bloomberg accomplished.
Maybe not as obama would have more or less blamed the NRA, GOP and pro-gun lobby for crimes in his home state using the line he said the other day that it’s easier for a teenager to get a gun than buy a computer or a book.