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U.S. cities that virtue signaled by defunding their police departments are seeing record crime levels, forcing many city leaders to rethink their basic levels of intelligence.Here's what has happened in a few cities that voted to slash police budgets:Homicide grew by 44% in New York, which had 1,531 shootings and 462 murders in 2020.Homicides also increased 36% in L.A. to 350, leading the police chief to say "a decade of progress" has been erased.Minneapolis, the center of the "Defund the Police" movement, saw a 46% increase in murders.Oakland, California has seen a staggering 314% increase in homicides.Portland, Oregon has seen murders triple.Austin, Texas has had a 26% increase in aggravated assault reports.Chicago saw a 65% increase in homicides from June 2020 to February 2021, despite arrests dropping 53%.Philadelphia hit a 30-year-high with homicides in 2020, with 499 people murdered.Even smaller cities like Louisville, Kentucky had a record high of 173 murders and is on track to surpass that this year.The New York Times reported that many such cities are now expanding their police budgets to try to deal with these outcomes that absolutely no one could have seen coming.
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In 2019, for the first time since World War Two — except one year, 1964 — Democrats won total control of state government. And the number one item on their “To Do” list was to pass a no-jail law, requiring the immediate release of suspects arrested for basically anything short of intentional murder.The no-jail law went into effect in January 2020.For the first six months, the no-jail law worked great! Of course, it’s freezing from January through March and then the entire city was shut down for Covid. Apparently, street crime disappears when there’s no one on the street. But then, on May 25, a fentanyl addict was killed by police in Minneapolis, unleashing a bacchanal of violence in Democratic-controlled towns across the land.It had taken twenty years for New York mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg to round up the criminals. It took only one year for Democrats to release them.In a total surprise to the party in power, criminals continued to commit crimes. But this time, they knew that, even if they got arrested, they’d be right back on the street in about an hour.Despite the city being virtually crime-free for the first half of 2020, by the end of the year murders were up 44 percent, shootings up 97 percent, car thefts up 67 percent and burglaries up 42 percent. ...On the bright side, there are a lot fewer rich people to inconvenience, what with 300,000 of them fleeing New York in 2020 — mostly to Florida — and depriving the city of $21 billion in taxable income. Let’s just hope the criminals are religious about reporting all their income.
In a total surprise to the party in power, criminals continued to commit crimes.
Despite the city being virtually crime-free for the first half of 2020, by the end of the year murders were up 44 percent, shootings up 97 percent, car thefts up 67 percent and burglaries up 42 percent. ...
Ok, so, almost crime free? Even a 97% surge would still make it low crime.
Here's a bit of very useful information for anyone on the road, by the way:"As a reminder, law enforcement vehicles come in many different sizes and shapes," Bright police officials said. "If you ever have a question about an unmarked vehicle pulling you over, please put your hazard (lights) on, continue at a safe speed, and call 9-1-1 to confirm the identity of the vehicle."
@libsoftiktokSep 13Newly released footage of a May robbery shows two men being robbed at gunpoint while eating in a restaurant in Los Angeles. Welcome to California.
The long-running television show COPS is returning to television, two years after it was canceled during the Black Lives Matter riots over George Floyd.The popular show debuted in March of 1989 and ran until June 9, 2020, when Paramount pulled it off the air in support of Black Lives Matter.
And that's what is happening in the tourist areas of Chicago. You cannot have a thriving city if that shit is happening.