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US cities that defunded their police are continuing to experience historic crime waves


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2021 May 26, 9:08am   8,809 views  189 comments

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https://notthebee.com/article/us-cities-that-defunded-their-police-are-now-experiencing-historic-crime-waves?source=patrick.net

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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140   Patrick   2022 Sep 23, 1:48pm  

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/cops-returning-television-cancelled-black-lives-matter-riots-george-floyd/


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.
141   Ceffer   2022 Sep 23, 2:55pm  

WookieMan says


And that's what is happening in the tourist areas of Chicago. You cannot have a thriving city if that shit is happening.

Entire midwest used to go to Chicago for urban entertainment. I went every two years or so sent by my professional committee, usually in early fall. I liked it then for the days I was there, was surprised I could afford a spacious brownstone in the best leafy areas around Hancock building if I wanted to transfer my California equity.
It's reduction of more complex, advanced civilization back to feuding warlords status. Instead of feuding political factions, you have literal pidgin chieftains wandering the infrastructure shells they have no capacity to maintain. This all, of course, is the programmed destruction inflicted by the subversives and treasonistas.
143   Patrick   2022 Sep 30, 1:29pm  

https://nitter.pussthecat.org/DarnelSugarfoo/status/1575699099071881216


Rosie's NATO Application
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We're not a proper country anymore. Not even close.


144   HeadSet   2022 Sep 30, 2:41pm  

Must be embarrassing for that cop, be outmuscled and car stolen by that half naked woman.
145   Patrick   2022 Sep 30, 2:57pm  

True, but that was a LOT of half naked woman.
146   Ceffer   2022 Sep 30, 3:09pm  

She was schooled by the 'Grand Theft Auto' computer game.
147   richwicks   2022 Sep 30, 3:40pm  

Patrick says

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/cops-returning-television-cancelled-black-lives-matter-riots-george-floyd/



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.



That show mostly existed to normalize police abuse. It happened all the time in that show. I hated it so fucking much.
148   NuttBoxer   2022 Sep 30, 7:31pm  

My Mom said they have record car theft in Denver since it was reclassified as a misdemeanor. Sounds like Denver is a year behind San Francisco, who'd of thought we'd ever say that.
149   mell   2022 Sep 30, 9:28pm  

NuttBoxer says

My Mom said they have record car theft in Denver since it was reclassified as a misdemeanor. Sounds like Denver is a year behind San Francisco, who'd of thought we'd ever say that.

It may surpass SF very soon, may already be worse crime wise
150   Patrick   2022 Oct 1, 11:24am  

https://nypost.com/2022/09/29/emt-in-serious-condition-after-getting-stabbed-in-queens/

Dead. That's a pretty serious condition.

Democrat-run cities are not safe.
151   Patrick   2022 Oct 4, 10:11am  

Democrats have many weaknesses as their failures have become obvious to all, but I think the biggest one is their toleration of and even support for violent crime.

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/i-wanted-to-leave-california-before-it-was-cool/

Perhaps the thing that has pushed me over the edge is that my elected leaders don’t care about my safety.


We should all be pointing out that the Democratic Party is the party of violent crime.
155   WookieMan   2022 Oct 22, 7:46am  

NuttBoxer says

My Mom said they have record car theft in Denver since it was reclassified as a misdemeanor. Sounds like Denver is a year behind San Francisco, who'd of thought we'd ever say that.

I go to Denver annually every year outside 2 years during covid. Since 2016, although had a few layovers overnight hotel stays as well. From my short visits it seems like there's more of a bad element there from my last visit. I usually meet up with some buddies and do a Red Rocks show run with one of our favorite jam bands.

Have a bunch of past high school classmates that moved out there. Some of my IL friends go out there to ski snowboard. Most were clean outside of booze and pot. Two of the guys living out there are now on heroin. So car theft would make sense if that drug scene is ramping up for formerly normal white guys from the midwest.

I think Denver just grew way too fast with the whole legal pot stuff and fracking. With so many legal pot states now, I just don't see the migration into CO continuing at its previous pace. Much of the migration into the Denver area was druggies and potheads that weren't generally good members of society. And not that potheads cannot be good citizens, but the hardcore ones are lazy bums. As mention before, I'm into jam bands, but never got that much into pot. The element you see at shows, especially Red Rocks is interesting to say the least. Lot o drugs.

That airport can suck a horses cock as well. If you board or deplane at the wrong gate it's possible to lose two pounds of weight with the walking just to get to the god damn baggage claim even taking the train. And the baggage claim takes FOREVER there. Last time there back in September, I think I logged 2 miles of walking in just the airport. Being hyperbolic about the weight loss, but that's a poorly designed airport.
156   clambo   2022 Oct 22, 8:04am  

People are voting with their feet; lots of people are escaping NYC, NJ, CT, MA cities and moving south.
There was once a large migration northward of blacks from the South after the Civil War.
Today there's a large migration of whites southward, to escape taxes, snow, assholes, and CRIME by blacks and other brown skinned people.
157   just_passing_through   2022 Oct 22, 8:10am  

clambo says

There was once a large migration northward of blacks from the South after the Civil War.


And a lot of migration South after AC and refrigeration were invented. Not many people lived in the South at the time of the civil war because the heat and humidity are pretty unbearable without those. That's how the South wound up with so many Republicans, not some mythological party flipping the dems like to claim.
158   WookieMan   2022 Oct 22, 12:20pm  

just_passing_through says

Not many people lived in the South at the time of the civil war because the heat and humidity are pretty unbearable without those.

I don't mind it actually. IL can be just as humid and hot. I like sweating. Going to Mexico in November. Free steam room and sauna at the resort. I'll usually do a morning session around 5-6am to burn of the booze from the night before. Then drink a bunch of water to rehydrate from beer and sweating and do a couple laps walking around the resort. Then start drinking at 8-9am after a shower. Mimosa then switch to beer.

This is vacation mode, not what I do daily. If staying on resort that day the post lunch nap is critical. Just 1 hour. Then back at it. Off resort I pace myself much better. I used to get college level crazy on vacation in my 20's and even 30's. I've got the formula down now. Last vacation puke was 2020 during covid in TN. I honestly was depressed with the covid shutdown shit so I just got hammered one night. One bout of hurling and I felt better. I had fun, but that was probably the worst vacation mentally I've ever had. Other issues with the people we traveled with as well that set it off poorly.

Jesus, I'm in tangent mode lately. Sorry. TMI?
161   Patrick   2022 Oct 30, 7:19pm  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11371201/LA-mom-speaks-husband-daughter-stabbed-death-Kohls-parking-lot.html


Heartbroken LA mom speaks out after her husband and daughter were BOTH stabbed to death in Kohl's parking lot during 'random' attack by homeless man
165   richwicks   2022 Dec 1, 2:01pm  

WookieMan says

That airport can suck a horses cock as well. If you board or deplane at the wrong gate it's possible to lose two pounds of weight with the walking just to get to the god damn baggage claim even taking the train.


I love the Denver Airport. Go to Chicago or NYC and see if you complain then. Midway, O'Hare, or JFK are infinitely worse. Not only are their poorly laid out, everybody that works there is a fucking asshole.
166   WookieMan   2022 Dec 1, 2:45pm  

richwicks says

WookieMan says


That airport can suck a horses cock as well. If you board or deplane at the wrong gate it's possible to lose two pounds of weight with the walking just to get to the god damn baggage claim even taking the train.


I love the Denver Airport. Go to Chicago or NYC and see if you complain then. Midway, O'Hare, or JFK are infinitely worse. Not only are their poorly laid out, everybody that works there is a fucking asshole.

Midway is fine. My home airport. You can get in and out in under 2 minutes from the furthest gate. MDW just finished updates and is much nicer than 3-4 years ago. Denver, like ATL is a shit hole of trains to get you anywhere. Even without checked bags just assume an hour to get out of the fucking building. I'll agree O'hare is shit. Midway is a good airport though. Maybe I'm biased. I also have my car there, so no dealing with that shit.

Worst airports I've been to is Kansas City and St. Louis. Pure shit. St. Thomas, USVI is shit structurally, but the people are at least nice. Cleveland was a shitty airport too. I just hate Nashville, so no good vibes there. Birmingham, AL was surprisingly nice. Miami is a shit hole. FLL is fine. I don't like Tampa, shit layout. Orlando nondescript. Pensacola, FL is small, yet well run. TX airports can eat shit. PHX Skyharbor is fine. I like Spokane, WA a lot. BZN is a favorite. Not a fan of any CA airport. DEN is a shit hole though. Wheels hit the ground you're looking at 1-2 hours to get out of that fucking labyrinth.

30-40 airports under the belt. Midway is an above average airport and I'm hyper critical of Chicago bull shit. They got Midway right. The community around it, not so much.
167   richwicks   2022 Dec 1, 2:55pm  

WookieMan says

Midway is fine. My home airport. You can get in and out in under 2 minutes from the furthest gate. MDW just finished updates and is much nicer than 3-4 years ago.


OK, if it's your HOME airport, I can see why you don't see what I do.

It's very common in a layover to be dropped off at a gate, where you have to fucking run to get to the next gate to make your transfer. It's a nightmare. I won't fly through it.

In Denver, you just hop onto the train, they have "people movers", it's easy. I lived in Boulder for a bit, that wasn't a problem at all either. I love that airport. For transfers it's great, for living there, it's acceptable. It's easy to find your next gate, and even if it's at a different terminal, no problem. I can't say I remember having difficulty getting to luggage.

The nicest airport I've been to was in was Atlanta. I misread my time on my flight at a bar, and I apologized to the waitress making my food, paid for it, and left explaining I had to get to gate X - I underestimated the time, said "please let the staff enjoy the food I ordered, I need to run, my flight has been boarding at gate X and I just didn't realize the time, sorry."

Well, they delivered it to me on my plane. No shit. There was no need to do it, it was incredibly nice for them to go out of their way, and I can't sing the praises of them enough. Such a nice thing to do, and unnecessary. I'll never shit on Atlanta's airport.
170   Patrick   2022 Dec 17, 4:01pm  

https://slaynews.com/news/researchers-blame-climate-change-violent-crime-surge/




The study assessed police records on shootings from 2015 to 2020.

The scientists said that the number of shootings increases when the temperature gets hotter.

They concluded that this means climate change is to blame for urban gun violence.
171   Patrick   2022 Dec 26, 9:02pm  

https://www.thehebrewconservative.com/2022/12/26/are-our-elites-uneasy/


Are certain elements within the elite beginning to feel uncomfortable?

The question occurred to me upon encountering this piece in the NYT:




Quote: “[…] there is broad agreement among police chiefs that the dwindling of the law enforcement talent pool is directly, though not exclusively, linked to the murder of Mr. Floyd [!] by the Minneapolis police and the widespread protests and unrest that followed.”

Are certain elements within our well-heeled urban elite so terrified of the violence and filth that are now the reality in our major cities, that the NYT is now allowed to address it? Can we now discuss the inadequacy of our urban police departments and even the hushed-up yet well-documented Floyd effect?



173   Patrick   2022 Dec 27, 12:50pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/buffalo-citizens-celebrated-christmas-by-looting-a-family-dollar

https://slaynews.com/news/buffalo-store-owners-stop-looters-with-firearms-after-historic-storm/

I think it might be the same Lebanese crowd, both Christian and Muslim, who run the stores in Buffalo like they do in Detroit. They came from a war zone, so they're not too afraid of American inner cities.
177   DhammaStep   2022 Dec 27, 3:02pm  

FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden says

Patrick says


https://notthebee.com/article/retailers-lost-nearly-100-billion-to-shoplifting-in-2021-amid-skyrocketing-theft-rates-during-the-pandemic


same retailers supported blm and all that lefty stuff. its only fair they enjoy fruits if their support.

It was a bit amusing to see here in NYC how it actually played out for the businesses. Most independently owned stores that had BLM signage are long gone now. While the big chains are still standing of course, now with more security. The independent business owners didn't get the memo that it was for ESG bucks, not actual virtues I guess.
178   HeadSet   2022 Dec 27, 4:07pm  

DhammaStep says

Most independently owned stores that had BLM signage are long gone now

To be fair, many businesses displayed that black square to avoid looting.
179   Onvacation   2022 Dec 27, 4:56pm  

HeadSet says

To be fair, many businesses displayed that black square to avoid looting.

We saw how did that worked out for them.

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