Violence and Crime Could Cost Democrats
Under the Biden administration, violent crime continues to rise across the country, particularly in cities controlled by Democrats. Regardless of this alarming trend, neither President Biden nor the leaders of his Democratic Party have taken significant steps to combat increasing crime, or even shown serious concern about the uptick.
Following the May 2020 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and the subsequent ludicrous push to defund police departments, violent crime hasn’t let up.
Some mayors are struggling to walk the line of supporting police officers while also caving to the pressures of vocal progressives who push to defund and reform police agencies. Some cities have reversed the decision to lower funding to police. And in many cities, morale among officers has plunged so low that a June survey of nearly 200 police departments by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) shows a 45 percent increase in retirement rates and nearly a 20 percent increase in resignations.
President Biden’s lack of commitment to America’s law enforcement community—which he relies upon—is causing officers to quit because, understandably, many no longer want to do the job. The result may be that neighborhoods are more unsafe, and Americans are more likely to become crime victims. In many ways, America is effectively less safe than it was five years ago, and the group to blame for this unfolding tragedy is Democrats who have advocated for severely limiting police budgets, effectively taking away resources or officers to combat violent criminals.
As the saying goes, elections have consequences, and the consequences this time mean a less-safe America. Our homes or those of our neighbors may be burglarized; a couple walking home from a date night may be robbed at gunpoint; diners enjoying a meal in Baltimore’s historic Fells Point may be privy to the pop, pop, pop of gunfire. It’s an America where even young city kids walking to or from school can be fatally shot because of turf wars or gang violence.
The question that Americans should ask themselves—particularly with the 2022 midterms approaching and the balance of power in the House at stake—is a simple one: Do they feel safer in Biden’s America? I think many Americans will acknowledge that they do not feel safe and, if that is their answer, they should return power to Republicans who could serve as a check on Biden and Democratic congressional leaders to help restore law and order to America’s streets.
This section is courtesy of the Armstrong Williams The Hill July 2021 article “As Biden’s America Becomes Less Safe, the Violence and Crime Could Cost Democrats”: