The far-left wing of the Democrat Party is in charge of Washington, D.C.
But the radical policies they’re pushing, like defunding the police, are threatening to blow up in their faces.
And Nancy Pelosi is worried she could lose her job over this major problem that is costing lives.
Democrats are known as the party of “defunding the police.”
The Democrats soft-on-crime policies of the 1970s are making a comeback.
And it’s not just in Deep Blue states.
Progressives are taking the same approach all across America in cities – in even swing and red state cities – where they have political power.
This is bad news for the Democrats given how crime is skyrocketing in those places.
The 2020 riots cost well over $2 billion in property damage and resulted in dozens of lost lives.
But that doesn’t even properly contextualize the widespread spike in crime.
A recent report in The Claremont Review of Books put things in sharp focus:
The New York Times recently reported that Americans suffered 30% more homicides in 2020 than in 2019. “In Chicago and several other cities, last year was the worst year for killings since the mid-1990s.” Sociologist Patrick Sharkey, author of Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, The Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence (2018), said in a March 2021 interview with the Atlantic that a “huge surge” had made 2020 “the most violent year of the [21st] century.”
The riots in 2020, uncertainty over COVID and a retreat of police officers amid demonization from the Democrats and the corporate press led to a massive increase in firearm sales last year.
The Claremont Review of Books article went on to note:
Every indication, though, is that 2021 will be even more lethal. So far, says the Times, the homicide rate is 24% higher in 2021 than it was last year. The number of killings was 23% higher in New York City than in 2020 over the same period, and 28% higher in Philadelphia. We are in a time of “rising violence,” according to Sharkey, with the “gradual increase” in violent crime that began in 2014 accelerating sharply in the past two years.
This problem will only get worse every place where Democrats hold power.
Progressive District Attorneys are taking the soft-on-crime approach to new levels today.
After San Francisco’s DA decided to allow shoplifters to run rampant, businesses are fleeing the city in droves as it becomes more clear that progressive DA’s are more interested in reducing incarceration numbers than actually reducing crime.
And Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are worried that their majorities in Congress could disappear if the situation doesn’t change.
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