Crime is now the third top issue in the elections, according to a new Gallup poll. No wonder, with people being pushed onto subway tracks for no reason in New York and flash mobs looting stores in California. Fourteen people, including children, were injured in Chicago on Halloween night after two shooters started firing randomly into a crowd.
Sorry, Chicago, but elections have consequences. You elected Democrat Lori Lightfoot as mayor, the same Lori Lightfoot who defunded the police and refused to call out the National Guard to put down the riots in 2020. She has admitted she has no idea how to stop the crime wave and has called on the feds to bail her out. Democrats in Illinois also just passed a new law that will end cash bail after the 1st of the year for aggravated assault, second-degree murder, and other serious crimes. This will free hundreds of defendants awaiting trial, so don’t expect the crime problem in Chicago to get any better any time soon.
You elect Democrats again this go-around and it is guaranteed the situation won’t get any better. In addition to defunding the police and ending cash bail, the Democrat Party has brought you the Soros progressive prosecutors who are a problem in so many parts of the country. Things are so bad in Philadelphia with progressive prosecutor Larry Krasner in charge of the District Attorney’s office there that state Republican lawmakers have moved to impeach him. A murderer, whom Krasner freed from a life sentence last year, is back in custody on another murder charge. “[W]e have heard devastating stories from victims of crime, businesses who are closing because they do not feel safe, and victims who have been revictimized by a district attorney’s office unwilling to help them when they would rather help criminals,” one Republican said. Krasner called the Republicans fascists and a threat to democracy. Gee, I’ve never heard that before. I wonder where he got that line.
When confronted on TV with the obvious failure of his policies, Krasner claimed the murder rate is 40 percent higher in states Trump won than in states Biden won. The claim comes from a progressive think tank and progressive authors, so you can take it with a grain of salt, maybe two. But what cannot be denied is the fact that Democrats run all but one of the most dangerous cities in America and they have, in most cases, for decades. The top 16 cities in the country for homicides are all run by Democrats.
Progressive prosecutors have wreaked havoc elsewhere. One in Virginia freed a felon who went on to murder two men. Another in Virginia freed a man from jail twice in a month who later killed a man. A Democrat D.A. in Los Angeles failed to prosecute an illegal alien for domestic violence in 2019. The man went on a stabbing spree in Las Vegas last month, killing two of his eight victims with a knife.
The tone for all this was set in 2020 when the rioters who burned down cities and injured 2,000 police officers got a free pass, for the most part. There were only a relative handful of prosecutions in progressive and Democrat strongholds like Portland and Minneapolis. This invited further criminality and the nation is now reaping the whirlwind. Wrong direction – unless, of course, you like chaos and things spinning out of control. If you do, be sure to vote Democrat in this election because the Democrat Party – by defunding the police, ending cash bail, and installing progressive prosecutors – will surely give you what you want.
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