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Murder and Mayhem Break Records as Progressive Politicos ‘Disarm’ the Police

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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 15 — “Homeless Man attempted to kidnap girl. I am so happy the little girl is safe and at home. Our neighborhood has changed so much. I no longer feel safe. Please be careful.” That message was posted recently on a neighborhood Website. 

Another post on the same Website revealed that an elderly neighbor — he was 91-years-old — was found bludgeoned to death, apparently because the perpetrator or perpetrators saw him pocket cash in a local deli.

Both of these crimes took place in a tree-lined, upper-middle-class neighborhood located in the northern reaches of New York City known as Pelham Gardens. It’s a district that was a safe haven prior to the outbreak of the COVID pandemic.

The fact of the matter is that murder and mayhem have apparently emerged as side effects of the pandemic wherever you live. According to the National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS], homicides increased by a staggering 30% between 2019 and 2020 in the U.S. — the biggest year-to-year recorded increase in 100 years.

Robert Anderson, who is in charge of mortality statistics at NCHS, told CNN: “The only larger increase since we’ve been recording these data occurred between 1904 and 1905, and that increase was most likely — at least partly — the result of better reporting. We had states being added to what we refer to as the death registration areas, so we were counting deaths in more areas over time. We didn’t have all states reporting until 1933.”

The CNN story cites Georges Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association, who says that, in fact, there has been a spike in violence, in general.  

It seems that the COVID restrictions have been playing with the emotions of citizens, whoever they are, and wherever they are, loss of income and anti-police rhetoric have played a major role in the steep rise in murder and other crimes. “People seem to have lost all civility, and then you couple that with having to stay home, and being stressed from that, losing your job, losing resources, fear for your health, more guns. I think we need to figure out how we de-conflict our society,” according to Benjamin.

During the same time that violent crime has been on the rise, America’s police stations experienced a shortage of cops due to the anti-cop vitriol expressed by the “defund the police” movement. It is a movement that has damaged the ability of local law enforcement to get the job done, according to expert observers such as Charles Fain Lehman, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Lehman writes for City Journal, a publication produced by the Institute. 

In a report he researched and wrote for that publication, he noted that “In the past year, city police departments across the country have reported a dramatic drop in manpower, as cops retire, resign, or leave for the suburbs. The NYPD’s headcount fell to its lowest level in ten years. In Chicago, police retirements rose 15 percent. The San Francisco Police Department is short 400 officers; over 115 officers, including an entire unit dedicated to crowd control, have left the Portland PD; and nearly 200 have left the Minneapolis PD or are on leave, rendering the department unable to engage in proactive policing. A recent survey of police departments found that hiring fell an average of 5 percent in 2020, while resignations rose 18 percent and retirements a whopping 45 percent.”  

Why is this happening? Lehman conducted numerous interviews to find out and concluded that protests targeting the police, supported by progressive socialist elements in federal, state, and city governments, have demoralized the ranks of our police departments. They feel that they no longer have the support of the public or their own bosses. 

As one police officer, he interviewed for his article put it: “the good guys became the bad guys and the bad guys became the good guys.”

Is it any wonder why the bad guys are winning?

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Frank
1 month ago

It won’t be too long before our Socialist government invites UN troops in to provide police duties.

Jesse Tiede
1 month ago

Stupid is as stupid does, and, these Liberal Progressive Socialist idiots, aka DEMOCRATS, cannot be described as anything else…

Mike Ecko
1 month ago
Reply to  Jesse Tiede

Unless you want to use the phrase criminally negligent.

Fred
1 month ago

History proves that when Democrat politicians are in charge, crime and murder rates go up!

Martin
1 month ago

I live in a smaller town of over 50,000 people in Southern Idaho and have noticed little change in the crime rate or civil behavior. But then we aren’t being forced to wear masks or stay inside. They tried last year to get people to comply, but there was enough resistance that even Walmart and Costco gave up.

madashell
1 month ago

add that to the influx of 100’s of thousands of imigrants from violence ridden 3rd world countries moving at will and freely throughout the nation and yes , it will only get worse…

Tomr
1 month ago

Hmmm, RE: “Murder & Mayhem “, it’s difficult to imagine any conservative organization citing the “Communist News Network” (CNN) as a part of their news source! CNN, MSNBC, to name a few, are the “propaganda” wing of the Democrap Party! AMAC should not reward these propaganda outlets by quoting any of their articles. Wow, that sounds a little on the “rabid” side….

Hdrydr
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomr

SPOT ON!!! I’ve been noticing the same “sources” being used by AMAC for awhile now. The “alphabet news outlets” shouldn’t be quoted at all. It gives their propaganda a certain credibility.

H L Howell
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomr

conservatives can also cancel these creeps. I have already canceled a few, by telling them that their views no longer matter to me.

Garye
1 month ago

Same failed policies ,
straight from the democrat and liberals manifesto.
Abolish freedom by disarming Citizens and increase violent crime by weakening the local police who are there to protect and serve.
It’s time for taxpayers to stop paying for politicians personal protection details and legal protection for ANY/ALL public officials who vote to defund police, refuse to prosecute crimes and allow sanctuary cites that give safe haven for law breakers!
These useless,corrupt, self serving democrats, communists, liberals and rinos must live with the same consequences they legislate upon Citizens!!!
Who the he’ll do they think they are??
They DO NOT give any rights, these LOSERS work FOR us and take their instructions from us!
ALL American Citizens rights are GOD given.
How arrogant, self serving ,and deluded are these morons???

John
1 month ago

From all the reporting on this trend in Police Departments,it appears to be localized to Cities that are
predominantly run by one particular political party.
Does anyone know of any city having this problem that is of the other political party?
Just a thought.

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Great point John.
Not sure if there are any cities Republican run with problems ,but ALL the democrat run cities and states crime statistics are WAY WAY up!
These LOSERS must be thrown out and the police need to have 100% support to protect and serve!!

JJ Johnson-Smith
1 month ago

Add to all THIS, the Vaccine Mandates, that the majority of Police Officers will not comply with. They will quit before getting the vax. Also, understand that this government wants to abolish independent police agencies and create Chaos in our streets in order to implement Martial Law, Disarmament, and finally, a FEDERAL Police Force that will answer ONLY to the government, take NO Oath to the Constitution, and hold NO alliance with the PEOPLE.

Hal
1 month ago

When the POTUS is a crook, you can expect law-breaking to explode. And Joe Hidin’ Biden is a crook by any reasonable definition based on known activities in related to his past. I guess the Chinese helped in rigging the election to get him in the winners spot. Joe is doing severe damage to this Nation and his Party (which I’m sure is currying favors with the News Media do downplay Joe’s incompetence and dishonesty).

Tim Toroian
1 month ago

People don’t understand the evil that is the Democratic party, they are positivists who believe in nothing but the laws of man, no higher power, which means they don’t believe in the constitution or supreme precepts and actually don’t believe in anything higher power or God so abortion is no problem for them or the taking of other life to achieve their aims.
I think the defund the police is designed to create chaos resulting in people defending them and shooting a few miscreants so they have martial law declared as an excuse to confiscate firearms. Also, the $600 floor on this unconstitutional IRS intrusion into financial accounts( not just bank accounts) is to facilitate the tracking of firearms and ammunition sales and create a de facto registration.
If that isn’t the case aren’t you glad I’m not a Democrat?

LizzieLou
1 month ago

Start with social media, then look to the media as they invigorate the lawlessness, then look to the lack of “Real Families” (it does not take a village to raise a child, it takes two loving and mature parents who set boundaries and discipline a child as needed), Then look at the loss of “faith in God”, and I could go on for hours. The worst thing that ever happened to our world is that women were convinced that they should seek employment outside of the home. Yeah yeah go ahead and say I am crazy but look at history. Our children flourished under the supervision and love of their parents!

Becky
1 month ago
Reply to  LizzieLou

And this happened because of inflation! Which party causes that, I wonder? One paycheck stopped covering living expenses as soon as Communists took over in the early 60s.

Alphia Hardin
1 month ago

“I think we need to figure out how we deconflict our society.”
Get rid of progressive ideals, overturn all lawless, hostile policies, and fully fund and support a complete police force in all states. Provide safety and security on all fronts for American citizens.

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  Alphia Hardin

You begin by demanding our politicos devise a Constitutional voting process that insures an honest and accurate election, without which you have a hybrid form of Communism.. The Last POTUS election was rigged to grossly favor the DemocRats and this is not consistent with the performance of our political system based on a Constitutional Democracy.

Larry W.
1 month ago

This Democratic Party blind eye to destruction was here long before covid arrived. One example, Baltimore MD riots in 2015, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Blake looked the other way as Baltimore burned by rioters.

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  Larry W.

Good point!

Sean Richman
1 month ago

I don’t blame covid as much as I blame the liberal/socialists that really don’t like AMERICA.Namely obama,pelosi,schumer and many,many more.As for biden he’s always been a little”iffy”.

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  Sean Richman

A little?

Elysummers
1 month ago
Reply to  Sean Richman

Don’t forget to throw George Soros in as a kicker.

Rhonda M Holub
1 month ago

“Why is this happening?” Insane psychopaths were allowed to perpetrate their insane ideologies on an unsuspecting, naïve and apathetic population. Now we have to deal with it, 1776 style or load up on the buses for the re-education camps. Better wake up, America!

George
1 month ago

I really don’t blame Covid and the lock-downs for the rise in crime. This started when the mayors of blue cities did not punish the violent rioters who were burning down government buildings and destroying private property claiming the rioters were “peaceful protestors.” Defunding the police was the icing on the cake for the rioters. Zero bail was another favor granted rioters.

Larry W.
1 month ago
Reply to  George

I agree. The rioters got away with breaking the law and that set an example for others to follow suit.

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  Larry W.

Nothing has changed on that front yet, as far as I can see

H L Howell
1 month ago
Reply to  Larry W.

yeh, because our “HONORABLE” vice president helped bail them out.

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  George

Right you are!!
ANY politician who allows destruction, looting,violence and restricts police from enforcing the law MUST be immediately removed!!
Who do they think they are to allow individuals property and rights to be destroyed???
The useless liberal democrats and judges have to go!

Richard
1 month ago

It’s only honna get worse!Richard

Constant de Calonne
1 month ago

The USA has become the “WILD WILD WEST ” in a few short years Too many causes ie progressive ideology defend the police catch and release policy and and too many reasons the problem will not be addressed until the public and the government decides to take strong action.

Rhonda M Holub
1 month ago

I would say it better become the wild, wild, west again or be no more!

Jeanne
1 month ago

The Police are absolutely appreciated by our family and any others with any brain activity. God bless them and our country. Pray for us all and stand up to the anarchists and haters and the current idiots in the White House. Pray for deliverance from them. Evil traitors don’t care about anyone except self.

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