Here is a Golden Rule that you can take to the bank: The further left that a nation goes, the more violence and crime it experiences and even tolerates.
For decades American lawyers, politicians and activists on the Democrat left have done everything in their power to reduce legal punishments for criminals through lenient judges and lax laws and enforcement. Meanwhile their media cronies incite more and more crime through productions that endlessly promote criminal imagery and violent imagery in TV shows, Hollywood movies, music videos and more.
In America the most dangerous and violent neighborhoods are black inner-city districts that vote 99% for “pacifist” Obama and where welfare dependency is also sky-high.
Shouldn’t all of the welfare payments make the people happy and peaceful?
In theory, yes, but they really produce the opposite since the idle minds and hands of the Welfare State make for “the devil’s playground”, as the old saying goes. The best thing is for people to have jobs and feel productive.
Crime is often a result of politics. If the political mindset tolerates crime, then you will get more crime. Period. Republican Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor of liberal New York City in 1993 to address many problems including crime which had plagued the city for decades under Democrat rule. Giuliani instituted tough new laws that brought crime down significantly within just a few years and even New Yorkers were happy.
We as a nation can make a huge dent in crime if we want to, and which president Trump has vowed to do. As an example, look at this from CNN:
A total of 214 people have been indicted so far on felony rioting charges in connection with the Inauguration Day protests in downtown Washington.
On the morning of January 20, protests over Donald Trump’s inauguration turned violent when black-clad “anti-fascist” protesters smashed storefronts and bus stops, hammered out the windows of a limousine and eventually launched rocks at a phalanx of police. … Six police officers were injured and 230 protesters were arrested that day.
A felony rioting charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
Thus the rioters are going to be hit with serious charges, but many people will think, “That will not stop them. These thugs have been rioting for decades.”
But it will indeed stop them. These rioters have been let off the hook since the 1960s by liberal judges and a lax criminal justice system, and so we don’t think that anything will stop them. But once the rioters see that they actually are going to face real jail time and fines under Trump, and that some of their leaders are going to go to jail, you can be sure that it will put a damper on their activities.
Let us hope that attorney general Sessions also pursues the people who are organizing and funding this rioting, which would be easy to do. After all, they can be tracked on the internet without much problem.
Look at the heroin epidemic in small-town and rural America. This has been created by our politicians. It is a direct result of our open southern border, with much of the drug coming in from Mexico. It is then taken into rural America by black dealers from American cities. So let’s close the border and give the quick death penalty to heroin dealers. There. Problem solved and thousands of lives saved.
How about the murders of all of these police officers, which have increased dramatically in the past two years. How do we stop them?
Answer: We should federalize the murder of a police officer and give the quick death penalty to convicted cop killers. There. Problem solved.
To see the truth about crime which the mainstream media are covering up, Lifezette.com posted a 2016 column by William G. Otis, an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, former special counsel for President George H. W. Bush, and a former federal prosecutor. Here are excerpts from that column with a Nikitas3.com comment after each:
Otis writes: Crime started falling in the early 1990s largely (although not exclusively) because of four things we did. We hired more police, pursued more proactive and aggressive policing strategies, adopted statutes to constrain overly lenient judges, and sentenced more criminals to longer terms. It worked. Over that time, crime fell by half. The murder rate fell by more than that. In 1991, it was 9.8 victims per 100,000 population; by 2014, it was 4.4 victims. In 1991, 24,700 people were murdered in this country; 23 years later, and with a considerably larger population, there were more than 10,000 fewer murder victims. Our tough-on-crime policies have been arguably the most important domestic policy success of the last 50 years.
Nikitas3.com comment: This is why Democrats oppose tough policies. Because liberals thrive on chaos.
Otis writes: Starting roughly with the anti-police “Black Lives Matter” movement (in 2014), and its embrace by liberals and the Obama administration, however, we have begun to backslide. The corpses are already piling up. Last year, 1,532 more people were murdered in the United States than the year before. The picture is even worse in big cities, where minorities tend to be concentrated. The Washington Post reported that, in the 50 largest cities, murder was up 17 percent in 2015 from the year before, the largest increase since at least 1960. TIME magazine tells us that this year has been even worse, noting in a May article that, “New data point to 2016 as even deadlier than 2015.” Chicago, whose policing is now essentially overseen by the ACLU through a consent decree, saw its 600th homicide this year a month ago, and is on track for the deadliest year in more than two decades.
Nikitas3.com comment: Once the ACLU gets involved, crime always increases because ACLU always sides with criminals, as do most Democrats.
Otis writes: We need to put and keep criminals where they won’t harm innocent, law-abiding citizens. It would be nice to believe that the people we send to prison have simply made a “mistake,” and, if we’d be more understanding, they’d take advantage of shorter sentences and early release to lead peaceful, productive lives.
Nice to believe — but, overwhelmingly, not true. Eric Holder’s Justice Department issued a study two years ago showing the recidivism rate nationwide to be a staggering 77 percent: “Within five years of release, 82 percent of property offenders were arrested for a new crime, compared to 77 percent of drug offenders, 74 percent of public order offenders, and 71 percent of violent offenders.”
Nikitas3.com comment: As expected. Bad people are bad people.
Otis writes: The common liberal answer — that we can afford to lighten up on “non-violent, low-level” drug dealers — misses the mark, for at least three reasons. First, drug dealing is an inherently violent business; an affable transaction today is tomorrow’s bloody shootout. Second, the definition of “low-level” has no operational meaning: A drug conspiracy can no more operate without its couriers than a pizza delivery business can operate without its cars. Third, we cannot reliably tell who is violent and who isn’t (as the early release of crack-dealer-turned-child-killer Wendell Callahan showed).
Nikitas3.com comment: Another fake job from the left. Now here is a brief editorial on the related subject of terrorism:
Big-time Hollywood director Martin Scorcese said recently that we live in “a scary time” and added that the rise of global terrorism was sparked by the Iraq war and president George W. Bush.
He said that the Iraq war created “thousands of Travis Bickles”, referring to the main character named Travis Bickle in a violent Scorcese film called Taxi Driver. A disillusioned Bickle went on to kill many people in the film. Bickle is being compared by Scorcese to terrorists who are disillusioned with the world.
But Scorcese has it all wrong, as liberals always do. First, the anger of terrorists is mostly a result of the failure of backward Islamic nations to develop economically, leaving hundreds of millions in poverty. If these terrorists all had software companies, they would not be out blowing up the world, guaranteed.
Second, the Iraq war was supposed to stop a genocidal dictator named Saddam Hussein, which it did. Hussein was ultimately executed. But the war was won only after years of failure in which Muslim terrorists – not Americans – disrupted Iraq with repeated bombings, most often killing other Muslims and destroying Muslim property and ruining Muslim cities and towns.
By 2011 Iraq was relatively stable but then it was the pullout of US troops in December 2011 by Obama that led to the chaos in Iraq and the rise of the ISIS terror group including the war in Syria.
Scorcese is a big fish among the Hollywood elite that loves Obama. But you will never find Scorcese or these other lefties accepting any responsibility for Obama’s failure in Iraq, and the rise of ISIS.
Worse, people like Scorcese incite violence through their work. Scorcese is known for profiting personally from violent films like Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York and Goodfellas. In fact it is left-wing media profiteers like Scorcese whom the world really has to fear, people who live in luxury in our midst off of the riches that they earn portraying violence that then transmutes into real-world violence, disrupting our relatively peaceful societies.
Here’s one more story about the liberals and crime. This is from The Gateway Pundit on Saturday, February 25:
On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal laws regarding illegal immigrants.
Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state.
On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter.
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