Opinion / Politics

A New Crime Wave Is Breaking Records Maybe It’s Time For A Defend The Police Crusade

WASHINGTON, DC, July 5 — Crime across the U.S. is surging at rates that have not been seen in 100 years and Democrats, led by their progressive socialist colleagues in Congress, can’t understand why.  Duh!  Perhaps it has something to do with the way they vilify the police, the loathing they express for the cops who protect us and their insidious calls to “defund the police.”

Instead, they are now making the absurd allegation that it is Republicans who want to shortchange the police.  The White House said so just a few days ago.  In an interview with Fox News, Director of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond, shamelessly stated: “Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says ‘defund the police.  But the truth is, they defunded the police.”

But voters know who to blame for the crime surge — insurgent Democrats.  Arguably the Washington Post and ABC News are not too kind to Republicans but they did a survey recently that shows voters believe crime is a top of the mind issue for them  than at any time in the past 20 years believe that crime is an “extremely serious” or “very serious” problem, according to the Internet news site, The Hill.  The report found that “President Biden, in particular, [has reason] to worry about the poll’s findings.  It indicated that 48 percent of adults disapprove of the way he is dealing with crime, while only 38 percent approve.”

Director Richmond sought to put the blame on the GOP for the Defund the Police movement.  He claimed that the proof is in the fact that they would not support the so-called American Rescue Plan, boondoggle legislation that, according to the Biden Treasury Department, would provide $21.6 billion for states, territories, and local governments to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 crisis.

But a better definition was provided by Townhall’s Katie Pavlich in an Opinion article she wrote: “When White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked to name a single Republican who voted against the American Rescue Plan specifically in order to defund the police, she couldn’t do it. They don’t exist. The package was rejected because additional Wuhan coronavirus relief wasn’t needed, and it was packed full of Democrat pet projects.”

It’s no wonder that the Democrats do not want to own the mantra, Defund the Police.  But it’s unlikely that miscreant lawmakers, including Reps. Ilhan Omar [D-MN], Rashida Tlaib [D-MI], Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY] and Ayanna Pressley [D-MA], to name just four, are ready to give up their attack on law and order.  They have proudly, loudly and consistently denigrated the police, calling them the bad guys and demanding that they all be fired.  Ms. Tlaib recently blasted this message on social media: “I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”

On the other hand, the Republican have been preaching that instead of defunding the cops, we need to Defend the Police with the goal of a return to the days when citizens in cities big and small could sleep peacefully at night.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration harbors executives who are openly anti-police including two who are ironically employed by the Justice Department: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke and Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta.  Ask them today and they’ll deny that they are in the ranks of those who want to cripple police.  But there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.

In an Opinion article of her own, Ms. Clarke wrote that “Among activists and local governments, the meaning of “defund the police” ranges from reining in municipal police budgets to complete police abolition. For example, a majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to “dismantle” their police force.”

As for Ms. Gupta, in a letter she sent to the Senate Committee during a Judiciary Oversight Hearing on police use of force she wrote: “This moment of reckoning requires leaders, together with communities, to envision a new paradigm for public safety that respects the human rights of all people. That means not just changing policing practices, but shrinking the footprint of the criminal legal system, including police, in Black and Brown people’s lives. And it means shifting our approach to public safety away from exclusive investments in criminalization and policing, toward investments in economic opportunity, education, health care, and other public benefits.”

All of this messaging apparently resonated and more than 20 cities across the country reduced police budgets.  Top among them, according to Bloomberg News, were Austin, TX, New York City, Minneapolis, Seattle and Denver.  Austin made the biggest cut, 33%.  New York and Minneapolis, cut budgets by 14.8%, Seattle by 11.2% and Denver by 9.8%.  It didn’t work out so well, as the new crime wave suggests.

Meanwhile, the Democrats are desperately trying to downplay the new spike in violent crime, at least in Chicago.  Mayor Lori Lightfoot, for example, got into a squabble with a reporter during a press conference last week when she claimed “crime is on the decline. All of our major indices show a decline in our crime and our homicides and our shootings year over year are down.”

But data from both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times challenge her assessment.

Tracking by the Tribune shows that nearly 200 more residents were shot in the streets of the Windy City this year than last year– 1,587 people so far in 2021 versus 1,392 in the same period in 2020.  Meanwhile, the Sun-Times reported that “there have been at least 317 homicides in Chicago this year, up from 302 this time last year.  Last year ended with 775 homicides, an increase of more than 50% from 506 murders in 2019.”

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3 months ago

If you note the trend. All the city crime is with liberally run governments. My thoughts people need to wake up and smell the roses and get rid of these liberals in government.

3 months ago

YES! Defund the Police, divide the military into factions of Woke” versus actuality.
Americans have become blinded to the fact that this HAS happened before!
The NSDAP (NAZIS) did it extremely well! Militarized the Police and founded the GESTAPO in force. Then divided the hierarchy of The Military (Wehrmacht) into the SA then the SS groups All with CRIMIALS as leaders!

3 months ago

Having just read the article,I wonder if the Dems are giving me permission to defend myself and my property??

John Karkalis
3 months ago
Reply to  ladyj

You will have to put it in writing and it will have to go through committee, meanwhile, you and your loved ones will be long dead.
Welcome to the new “woke”!

3 months ago
Reply to  ladyj

You do not have any property, it belongs to the collective1

Nick Patriot
3 months ago

Day by day, brick by brick. What your witnessing is the purposeful, deliberate, criminal destruction of the Republic by the Democrat Communist Party with their partners in evil, the Mainstream media. And at the heart of this movement is Comrade Obama. We need a modern day Paul Revere. Their lies are so outrageous now its almost comical. Cause they know no one will be called out on anything they say.

Melvin Kleinschmidt
3 months ago

Parents could be charged for juvenile crimes!

JJ Johnson-Smith
3 months ago

Attacking the police, both Literally and Figuratively, is definitely Problem One, but Selective Enforcement of Laws is also a HUGE issue! If you happen to belong to any one of the endless LGBTQ-ABCDEFG groups, you are excused from your illegal behaviors. If you are a Democrat Politician, a Celebrity, an Illegal Immigrant, a Black Person, or a member of BLM or Antifa, you can break the law with impunity. Sooo, who does that leave to be arrested, oppressed, and stripped of Constitutional Liberties? White Conservatives, Asians, and Jews. We are literal TARGETS for the Left. WHY are criminal Democrat Officials walking free, while peaceful protesters who walked into THEIR Capital building on January 6th, STILL being held in jail cells under false charges? Why is there no Bond, NO news coverage of the FACT that they are Political Prisoners, and NO Due Process for THESE people?!?!? This is ILLEGAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, And COMMUNIST action! Where is the OUTRAGE? WHERE is the EQUAL JUSTICE? When EVERY American, regardless of Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Title, and Fake Gender, is held personally responsible for their behaviors, we will start to see the crime rates decrease, but WE are the ONLY ones who can see to it that it happens.

THX 1138
3 months ago

How about just defunding the crony politicians and brain-fried nitwit bureaucrats?

Steven Huskey
3 months ago

Defund politicians!

3 months ago
Reply to  Steven Huskey

Term limits for all government elected officials??? Seems to have a charming quality if you believe in Constitutional Democracy …..

3 months ago
Reply to  Hal

It oes sound good, but then the swamp runs government-all those Dem appointees, unelected who interpret and make the law.

3 months ago

I agree with Barb, DL, PH and John and so many more of you. The Dems are letting illegals into our country by the droves and hidden within their ranks are a lot of the criminal element. And yes, the Dems in the middle of the night are bringing them to a town near you, ain’t that nice. The Dems want to defund our police, the only element here to help protect us from the criminals, then I say lets remove all security protection from Congress. Let them fend for themselves too. What hypocrites we have representing us. Of even more significance, can anyone tell me why Eric Swalwell is still on the Intelligence committee when he was dating a Chinese spy for so long. You think our Intel and national security is safe with idiots like that, let alone our home front safety! You know and I know that this Democratic government is the enemy of the people.

3 months ago

I would like to add that it could be (probably is) the illegal lawless immigrants, the ones who enter our country bringing along the druggies, cartel, rapists, etc. coming through our borders….what I read is about those that are being arrested and let go because the law enforcement are not able to hold them or send them back to where they came from. It seems to me that we are giving our country away. Where’s our police, sheriffs, law enforcers…their hands are being tied by the lawless government. I see where in Texas an attorney has filed papers suing President Biden and the government because of their transgressions against the U.S.A.

3 months ago
Reply to  Barb

And when are opposing Nations (e.g. China, Russia, Iran, many Central and S. American nations) gonna start trying to plant some of their citizens who have communicable diseases??? Might be happening to some extent now, but the Hidin’ Biden administration is willing to risk disease for partisan votes in the short (illegal) term and long term (survivors of gov’t handouts and criminal actions in many cases).

R. Burke
3 months ago

Difficult to make sense of all your message when you have such poor editorial standards as to allow that convoluted 3rd paragraph. Some serious problems there.

Don Landis
3 months ago

We MUST understand that defunding the police means a rise in crimes and violence. When crimes and violence rise there will be a cry for the government to do something. What will they do? They will institute a National Police Force. Probably the National Guard. If this happens there will be no local law enforcement. We will be at the mercy of the Demonocrats (I did not misspell Demonocrats) and they campaign to make us all their slaves.

3 months ago
Reply to  Don Landis

Quite possible, even most likely, rise in crime comes from law enforcement officials being overwhelmed, not supported by Democrats liberals, rise in gang populations, and rigged juries… and a few other situations curried by Democrats in power.

Phil Hammersley
3 months ago

Whether it is protests or guns or foreign affairs or anything else, the DIMM plan is to attack the innocent and let the guilty go free.

3 months ago

How long will it be before The Democrats mobilize the NEW GESTAPO? American
residents” (no longer citizens) are herded into cattle cars to camps who knows where? Oh!, that cannot happen can it?

3 months ago

On the other hand , maybe we should just let Democrats continue to defund the police in Democrat ruled cities . After all , they voted for the idiots who run those cities . While , during and after there were marauding gangs of Democrats rampaging through Portland Oregon , the people there voted Ted Wheeler back into office knowing of his inability to deal with the problem there . Apparently , the people of Portland approve of his inability to govern and provide safety and security for them. So, let them ‘enjoy’ what they voted for.

3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

I would encourage you to learn more about the alternative candidate.

Dave R
3 months ago

The 38% that of approve of Joebama’s handling of crime, must be the criminals!

Ed J
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave R

Or, just the irredeemably stupid and mindless intelligentsia, mental dyslectics and cerebral Lilliputians among the Demsheviks’ grey-cell deficit masses who perceive “brain farts” as the highest order of intellectual attainment and as genuine substantive thought!

John Karkalis
3 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

Ed, I think you pretty much covered all their attributes, particularly the more appealing ones.
My contribution to what you have written would more than likely be slammed by Amac’s gatekeeper

John S. Rinck
3 months ago

This is a very timely, but brief article and well written. The facts are presented including individual names and quotes included as evidence. Although it is shocking to read about the level to which the democrat party has fallen, it is not surprising. Ferguson-effect was kindling, we are now in the midst of a conflagration. Democrats have lost their soul; sorry, they have just stopped being rational and are a destructive influence upon our society.

3 months ago

We’re definitely in the end times. We have fallen so far as a nation, and the whole world for that matter, that God will be judging us. It’s His universe, and He makes the rules. Read the 10 commandments. He loves us and will forgive us because His son died on the cross for us. But we have to do our part by asking Jesus to save us, confessing our sins, and changing our ways. The bible says in revelation chapter sixteen, verses eight and nine, that the sun will be so hot it will scorch people. Now that’s climate change. But, it’s controlled by God, not humans.

3 months ago

The slogan should be to reassign the Attorney General and eliminate District attorney, the Sheriff’s Department should decide to prosecute or not to prosecute a crime then give it to a lawyer to prosecute. The D.A. is our main obstacle because that job is political.

3 months ago

Democrat socialist marxist are stupid. Terrorist all.

3 months ago
Reply to  Ron

That is true!
But they have direction and UNITY……

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