Once lost order is not easy to restore
Last year, another record increase in crime was recorded in the United States. Since 2019, the number of murders has increased by 40%. This is the biggest jump in 100 years. At the end of 2021, “12 major cities with Democrats at the helm recorded a record number of annual murders,” writes New York Post.
“It’s terrible to get up every morning and see the numbers, and then watch the news … This is just crazy, and this needs to be stopped,” says Philadelphia Democrat Mayor Jim Kenny after his city set a sad record.
The country saw a 30 percent increase in homicide rates in 2020, according to the FBI’s annual Unified Crime Report released in September, the biggest annual jump since the FBI began keeping crime statistics 60 years ago.
America breaks records not only in murders. Mail train robberies began in Los Angeles, something California had not seen since the days of the Newton gang operating in the Wild West at the end of the 19th century.
Moreover, if the Newtons and other train robbers were neutralized and planted, their modern followers act with impunity and put on the conveyor the robbery of the company’s mail trains following through the center of Los Angeles Union Pacific. In the Lincoln Heights area, densely populated by migrants, trains slow down, robbers use bolt cutters to open containers and gut them. Thousands of empty boxes lay along the railroad tracks. Thieves take what they consider valuable, in particular, packages from Amazon, UPS, REI, and throw away the unnecessary.
Union Pacific recorded a 160 percent increase in train burglaries in Los Angeles County since December 2020. “Only in October 2021, the growth was 356 percent compared to October 2020”, the letter says. UP local authorities. An explosion of looting is followed by a surge “Assaults and armed robberies by UP employees performing their duties of running trains”.
Union Pacific said it had stepped up surveillance measures, including drones and other detection systems, and increased its security staff. In the last three months of 2021, more than 100 people were arrested for “trespassing and vandalizing” the company’s trains. But, “when criminals are caught and arrested, the charges are reduced to a misdemeanor or misdemeanor, and the person is returned to the street less than 24 hours after paying a nominal fine”, says the representative UP. Train robbers even boast to the company’s employees of their impunity. At the end of last year, police and authorities in Los Angeles reported the arrest of 14 people on charges of mass looting, but soon all those arrested were released on little or no bail.
“Democrats’ policy to reduce or eliminate bail for thefts of $950 or less “recently came into the spotlight after a number of high-profile crimes committed by bailed felons, including the massacre at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.”, – notes the conservative publication Breitbart.
Decriminalization was introduced last year by Democratic-ruled states for a range of crimes, including burglary, as a public health measure. “aimed at reducing the number of prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic”. This led to a record outbreak of crime, in particular to impunity for robbers of mail trains.
The resurgence of the Wild West crime tradition on the Pacific coast of the United States is only a small part of the picture of America’s unprecedented rise in crime. “Wealthy residents of Beverly Hills are in a panic due to the increased number of assaults and burglaries and in this regard, they are actively buying firearms. San Francisco is slowly turning into a ghost town as many stores close due to robberies.” – writes German economic news.
Against the backdrop of rising crime Bank of America encourages its employees in New York to dress in “inconspicuous” clothing so as not to draw attention to themselves. A Citibank provides its employees with a service transportation system so that they do not use public transportation.
Rampant crime forced some “progressive” politicians to change their minds. Mayor of Portland, who previously marched in the same formation with Black Lives Matter, is slowly restoring police funding and strengthening police units. The mayor of San Francisco, African-American London Breed, had an even more characteristic reversal. A year after she burst into a flood of accusations against the police, she radically changed her position. “It’s time to put an end to the reign of criminals destroying our city!” London Breed said in a fiery speech in defense of the police in early December.
but “Law and order once lost is not easy to restore” – notes portal browser daily signal, famous writer, author of the book “The War on History: A Plot to Rewrite America’s Past” Jared Stepman. The demoralization of the police is obvious, writes Stepman. Many police officers around the country have retired or simply quit. This is part of what Paul Cassel, a law professor at the University of Utah, called the “Minneapolis effect.” After that, there was an explosion of violent crime. “There were fewer arrests, and crime increased”.
“No one gets arrested anymore, says Robert Boyce, former chief of detectives for the New York City Police Department. “People are arrested for possession of weapons, and then released again and again.”.
Many of America’s wealthiest cities, Stepman notes, “look like failed banana republics, where wealthy gated communities are surrounded by stripes of poverty, violence and lawlessness, and access to the middle class is nothing more than a hopeless dream for most people”.
Police analysts Thomas Abt, Eddie Bocanegra and Emada Tingirides published in Time an article that draws attention to the social roots of violent gun crime, which has been on the rise in the US since 2014 (an increase of almost 80 percent over 7 years). In Philadelphia, as in other major cities, “gun violence… clusters around a relatively small number of city blocks and among small communities of high-risk people”. In Philadelphia, these are 57 neighborhoods that are a haven for migrants and outcasts.
Out of control criminal violence is a reality that can no longer be denied, Jared Stepman acknowledges, expressing the hope that perhaps this fact will wake up American politicians.
He doesn’t seem to believe it himself.
Cover photo: REUTERS/Bing Guan
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