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


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by Patrick   $0.61 total tips   💰tip   follow   2021 May 26, 9:08am  

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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63   clambo   2021 Nov 3, 6:20am  

Defunding the police will further turn the USA into a third world country.

The crime and security problems in poor countries like Mexico are more severe because they don’t have the money to hire and keep an army of cops, contrasting with NYC which employs a lot of them.

I can’t imagine what it is like living in dumps like Detroit, Newark, St. Louis, Oakland, and other such hellholes.
Edit: I forgot Baltimore.
67   EBGuy   2021 Dec 22, 8:20pm  

Bloody Portland is struggling to reverse the deadly consequences of its BLM-Antifa agenda, but it's too little and too late, writes journalist Andy Ngo
In October, Portland city council member Jo Ann Hardesty, who was the most vocal about defunding police and called last year's riots 'the new civil rights movement,' ordered the city place more traffic cones in the roads to combat surging shootings. It didn't work.
Last month city council voted to refund police in a new budget that added back $5.2 million to what was cut last year. The Gun Violence Reduction Team that was abolished has also been resurrected under a new name, the Focused Intervention Team—but it's not operational because few officers are volunteering to join.


69   Patrick   2021 Dec 31, 3:36pm  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10359045/Beverly-Hills-residents-flocking-buy-guns-citys-firearms-store-LA-crime-soars.html?source=patrick.net


Terrified Beverly Hills residents are flocking to buy guns from city’s only firearms store as LA crime soars thanks to woke DA’s policies - with latest home invasion seeing dad forced to watch as his disabled son was ZIP-TIED by burglars
Beverly Hills Guns has seen upscale residents from Santa Monica to the Hollywood Hills increasingly buying guns amid a rise in crime
Many are self-declared progressives, who've never even held a gun before, but who've been spooked by soaring crime in their ritzy neighborhood
Some have also discussed more elaborate security measures, such as armored cars, safe rooms and bulletproof glass
Hollywood's violent crime rate is up 25 percent over last year, with the homicide rate doubling and shootings up 54.2 percent over last year
The city has been plagued by a rash in slash-and-grab lootings that first began after Black Lives Matter protests ended with a riot on Rodeo Drive
More recently, a man taking out his garbage on Thursday was attacked by four or five suspects and his disabled son was zip-tied as they ransacked his home
Beverly Hills has now hired two private security firms to patrol neighborhoods alongside the police
Residents are also forming their own patrol groups as District Attorney George Gascon faces another recall effort for the rise in crime
70   Misc   2022 Jan 5, 7:16am  

In Manhattan it looks like they're going one further than defunding the police.

Looks like the justice system simply won't lock them up at all.

Whaddya think is going to happen?

https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2022/01/04/soros-linked-manhattan-da-alvin-bragg-no-incarceration-except-for-homicide-and-a-few-other-cases/?source=patrick.net
71   richwicks   2022 Jan 5, 8:21am  

Misc says
In Manhattan it looks like they're going one further than defunding the police.

Looks like the justice system simply won't lock them up at all.

Whaddya think is going to happen?


Well, if people are smart in NYC, and I doubt they are, the citizens would start committing all sorts of crimes against the DA that are offenses that won't lead to incarceration.
72   HeadSet   2022 Jan 5, 2:15pm  

richwicks says
Well, if people are smart in NYC, and I doubt they are, the citizens would start committing all sorts of crimes against the DA that are offenses that won't lead to incarceration.

No such thing, as ANY crimes against that DA would lead to incarceration. You can burn down a business, but don't you dare throw an apple core into the DA's yard.
73   SunnyvaleCA   2022 Jan 5, 2:45pm  

clambo says
I can’t imagine what it is like living in dumps like Detroit, Newark, St. Louis, Oakland, and other such hellholes.
Edit: I forgot Baltimore.

My belief is that reliable government law enforcement (police as well as contract law and upholding standards) lead to a much more productive society. First, people don't have to spend so much time and effort protecting themselves or their property. Second, people can make long-term plans for efficient production of needed things. For example, why would someone build a factory and hire employees — a multi-year endeavour — if they thought the employees or consumers or government would just steal everything. A society without some sort of law and order can't progress beyond hunter/gatherer techniques. A local strong-man or war-lord can act as law-and-order, getting you beyond hunter/gatherer, but the society won't have human ingenuity unlocked beyond what a dictatorship provides.
76   NuttBoxer   2022 Jan 12, 9:04am  

My Christmas present this year, a Mossberg 500. Defund away! Any criminals stupid enough to enter my home will now hear a 12 gauge cocking, and will possibly shit their pants before running away.
77   Patrick   2022 Jan 15, 6:51pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/wow-reporter-keeps-hearing-about-train-robberies-in-la-and-goes-to-check-it-out-finds-thousands-of-boxes-scattered-around-the-tracks?source=patrick.net

WOW! Reporter Keeps Hearing About Train Robberies In LA And Goes To Check It Out, Finds THOUSANDS Of Boxes Scattered Around The Tracks



79   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2022 Jan 16, 7:01pm  

Patrick says






Getting soft, didn’t ask for fauci ouchie papers
80   Patrick   2022 Jan 18, 12:57pm  

https://www.ntd.com/train-robberies-cause-union-pacific-shipping-companies-to-consider-avoiding-la_728736.html?source=patrick.net


Train Robberies Cause Union Pacific, Shipping Companies to Consider Avoiding LA

Union Pacific (UP), the nation’s largest rail freight company, sent a letter to Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon stating that train robberies in his jurisdiction have increased by 356 percent from October 2020 to October 2021.

Robbery losses are so high that the company is considering ceasing traffic through the county.

FedEx and UPS are also trying to divert railroad shipping away from the area, the letter stated.

“We do not take this effort lightly, particularly during the supply chain crisis, as this drastic change to our operations will create significant impacts and strains throughout the local, state, and national supply chain systems,” the letter reads.

But slower shipping still beats shipping that gets stolen.


The Democrats are now the party of crime.
81   Patrick   2022 Jan 20, 9:54am  

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/progressives-side-criminals-victims/?source=patrick.net


When progressives side with criminals
Democratic politicians are ignoring the daily murders and robberies and carjackings of their poorest constituents
83   KgK one   2022 Jan 20, 10:57am  

How about defund or fire racist cops, instead of defund police. Democratic think-tank is dumb, no long term thinking.
84   Hircus   2022 Jan 20, 3:48pm  

Patrick says
https://www.ntd.com/train-robberies-cause-union-pacific-shipping-companies-to-consider-avoiding-la_728736.html?source=patrick.net


Train Robberies Cause Union Pacific, Shipping Companies to Consider Avoiding LA

Union Pacific (UP), the nation’s largest rail freight company, sent a letter to Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon stating that train robberies in his jurisdiction have increased by 356 percent from October 2020 to October 2021.

Robbery losses are so high that the company is considering ceasing traffic through the county.

FedEx and UPS are also trying to divert railroad shipping away from the area, the letter stated.

“We do not take this effort lightly, particularly during the supply chain crisis, as this drastic change to our operations will creat...


The article said UP owns and operates 3 or the 5 railyards in LA.

Maybe chyna is paying this democrat DA to go woke and make it unprofitable for UP to operate, in hopes they will sell and flee? Then chyna can buy it, and poof, the rail robberies suddenly stop.

Or more likely its just dems causing racial problems to ensure to future continuance of their racial political platform.
86   Robber Baron Elite Scum   2022 Jan 27, 5:14am  

On the bright side, police no longer have as much time or resources for dumb stupid calls nor for petty dumb crimes where nobody is hurt.
88   Hircus   2022 Jan 27, 11:33pm  

Patrick says
https://notthebee.com/article/trump-hating-liberal-actor-michael-rapaport-videos-a-guy-shoplifting-and-doesnt-understand-how-something-like-this-could-happen?source=patrick.net


The twitter comments are funny because many dems are oblivious to why the brazen theft is happening. Many blame the security guard as being corrupt, or say it's not theft just someone walking out with the goods they purchased.

They don't realize their CA laws allow it, and DAs dismiss it.
89   RC2006   2022 Jan 28, 6:17am  

Hircus says
They don't realize their CA laws allow it, and DAs dismiss it.


Just like they say libs being in charge has nothing to do with decline.
90   Patrick   2022 Jan 28, 8:06pm  

https://nypost.com/2022/01/28/widow-of-nypd-officer-jason-rivera-delivers-heart-wrenching-eulogy/?source=patrick.net


Widow of NYPD Officer Jason Rivera blasts Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in moving eulogy
By Gabrielle Fonrouge
January 28, 2022
91   Patrick   2022 Jan 31, 9:46am  

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/the-year-left-wing-ideas-came-home-to-roost/?source=patrick.net


As dumb as the “Defund the Police!” slogan sounded back in May 2020, try promoting it now when the murder rate in this country is nearing a 25-year high.

In February 2021, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced $120 million in cuts to her city’s police and sheriff’s department. Ten months later, she stood in front of a podium and declared that she was requesting more money from the city board of supervisors for the police. “And it comes to an end when are we more aggressive with law enforcement and less tolerant of all the bulls–t that has destroyed our city,” she said. While she did not admit that her own irresponsible policies had enabled said “bulls—t” to surge, her sudden about-face was admission enough.

The painful results of the Squad’s dreams coming true are hard for some politicians to ignore and rationalize. The senseless killings and organized robberies are bound to separate the men from the boys in the progressive movement. ...

These soft-on-crime policies were at the forefront of Dominique Luzuriaga’s mind as she delivered a eulogy for her husband, NYPD officer Jason Rivera, on Friday.

Officer Rivera died in the line of duty while responding to a 911 call in Harlem on January 21.

Through tears, his widow said, “This system continues to fail us. We are not safe anymore, not even the members of the service. I know you were tired of these laws, especially the ones from the new DA. I hope he’s watching you speak through me right now.”

It was a powerful rebuke of Bragg and even more so of the anti-police attitude that the left has encouraged for years. ...

Democrats are learning the hard way that these “catchy slogans” (as Obama once called them) and radical movements don’t just inspire puff pieces in the Washington Post. They lead to real crime and real hurt. We are going to find out very quickly which liberals were merely going along for the radical ride until the reality became too much to bear. Some politicians are already reversing course.

We are also going to find out which progressives are the true believers and stay the course. That might be the scariest discovery of all.
93   Patrick   2022 Feb 1, 1:05pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/balloonhead-jen-psaki-makes-fun-of-conservatives-worried-about-soft-on-crime-policies-what-does-that-even-mean?source=patrick.net

Balloonhead Jen Psaki Makes Fun Of Conservatives Worried About Soft-On-Crime Policies: "What Does That Even Mean?"
94   Patrick   2022 Feb 2, 12:46pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/lefty-actor-michael-rapaport-reports-back-from-his-rite-aid-after-witnessing-a-massive-shoplifting-spree-reporting-that-the-store-has-closed-is-he-about-to-be-redpilled?source=patrick.net


Now, Rapaport is checking back in at his neighborhood Rite-Aid and it is completely bare and will be closing down, thanks to the Biden crime wave.

Back in my Rite-Aid and there's nothing to steal, because this Rite-Aid, like so many other Rite-Aids, is closing down because everybody stole everything.

And the workers here don't know if they're getting jobs.


He is so, so close to figuring it out.
He lives in New York City, he votes for leftists, and crime is skyrocketing...






You can do it, Michael!
95   AmericanKulak   2022 Feb 2, 12:51pm  

2021 was all time record police deaths.

2022 has dozens already, not even into February, will probably beat it.

We tried this in the 60s and 70s, and it led to high crime. What stopped it was expanding concealed carry and minimum sentences. Bring back 3 strikes. End Low Bail for violent crime.
96   AmericanKulak   2022 Feb 2, 12:55pm  

Patrick says
Balloonhead Jen Psaki Makes Fun Of Conservatives Worried About Soft-On-Crime Policies: "What Does That Even Mean?"


I saw that. Should be a campaign commercial.
100   Patrick   2022 Feb 8, 4:50pm  

https://nitter.net/jasonrantz/status/1490921793044901890?ref_src=patrick.net&source=patrick.net


Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio
@jasonrantz
19h
Wantez Tulloss, a prolific offender, is accused of hitting this random woman in the head with a bat. He takes a full swing. She's now suffering skull fractures that require significant surgery. He got a slice of pizza after the attack.

This is what Seattle has become.



101   Patrick   2022 Feb 20, 10:04am  

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/government-very-online-fringe-tucker-carlson/?source=patrick.net


Earlier this month, he played a clip of Jen Psaki laughing at the “alternate universe” Fox News creates for its viewers.

“Jeanine Pirro [is] talking about ‘soft on crime consequences.’ I mean, what does that even mean, right?” Psaki said.

Tucker’s sarcasm was merciless:

“You’d have to be delusional to think crime was a problem in this country, unless you happened to be in Georgetown last night around 6:45 p.m. If you were there, you may have seen a man shot to death outside Georgetown Cupcake… not too far from where Jen Psaki lives. But did Jen Psaki acknowledge that happened? Of course she didn’t. Noticing the collapse of your civilization is racist.”

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