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


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2021 May 26, 9:08am   53,896 views  372 comments

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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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218   WookieMan   2023 Jun 17, 8:13am  

Patrick says






Sad and funny. Aren't brass knuckles illegal in most states? Even a crap jab to the face will leave you bleeding out. It's like having a bat on your hand.

A kid I knew in college got punched with some and ended up in the hospital. You WILL have stitches if you get whacked in the face when someone is using those.
220   RC2006   2023 Jun 20, 9:05pm  

Just watched Robocop 1 and 2 with kids this week. Crazy the whe world of Robocop 1980s seems safer and had no racism.
221   Patrick   2023 Jun 23, 1:56pm  

Shoplifter uses blowtorch to melt the door on of locked merchandise boxes in a Walgreens:

https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1671893690888122377


@libsoftiktok
Welcome to New York


Looters should always be shot on sight, as is traditional.
222   gabbar   2023 Jun 23, 2:20pm  

I met a state of ohio employee yesterday. She was a stranger. I told her that I moved to Columbus from Toledo (Ohio) and she goes why did you move here, this place is horrible! I didn't expect that.
223   DhammaStep   2023 Jun 23, 2:48pm  

Patrick says

Shoplifter uses blowtorch to melt the door on of locked merchandise boxes in a Walgreens

Oh no, not Walgreens! How could a company that literally has 18 year olds administer poison jabs and forced all customers to wear masks suddenly be facing retribution from the people?! What's next?! Big box stores that were allowed to stay open when everyone else was forced to close get looted too?!
225   Patrick   2023 Jul 6, 5:06pm  

https://nypost.com/2023/07/06/king-soopers-employee-santino-burrola-fired-after-recording-shoplifters/


A Colorado supermarket employee was fired after he recorded three men stealing approximately $500 worth of laundry detergent from the store on Father’s Day.

Santino Burrola, the King Soopers employee, was alerted to a theft in progress at the store and the first thing he thought to do was pull out his phone and record it.

“When I looked there was already a guy halfway headed out with a food cart full of laundry detergents and scent boosters and what have you,” Burrola told CBS Colorado. “My first instinct, record.”

As Burrola, a former military police officer, walked out of the store, the three thieves hurried to load up a black Chevy Trax, one opening the doors, another throwing a basket full of items into the back seat, and another struggling to unload the full shopping cart.

“Really, bro, you got to resort to this? The economy isn’t that bad,” Burrola could be heard in the now-viral video shared by the Arapahoe Sheriff’s Office.

“Better gettin’ while the gettin’s good,” Burrola joked to the men.

As the three stooges attempted to flee the parking lot, the getaway driver was a little faster than the two still outside the car, who had trouble getting into the vehicle.

That allowed Burrola to yank a sheet of foil covering the license plate.

After the men got into the car and left the area, Burrola called the police, later sharing the video to social media, which helped out the investigators.

“So I posted it on TikTok, hoping that somebody would recognize them,” said Burrola about the video that was seen 1.5 million times, including by rapper Snoop Dogg.

When Burrola returned to the store for his next shift, he learned he had been suspended, and a week later was fired.

“Me and the union rep sat down with them and they recommended termination,” Burrola said. “I would never let any criminal conduct slide, especially when it’s happening right in front of me.”

Burrola said he didn’t break any rules or touch the thieves — all he was doing was trying to help the community.
226   Patrick   2023 Jul 10, 9:27pm  

https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-how-bad-it-gets-50-cent-says-los-angeles-is-finished


‘Watch How Bad It Gets’: 50 Cent Says Los Angeles Is ‘Finished’
By Joseph Curl
Jul 10, 2023

If you think Los Angeles is bad now, just wait.

Sure, drug addicts are shooting up on the streets, aggressive homeless people are everywhere, and violent crime is soaring. But rapper 50 Cent says the worst is yet to come.

50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) took to Instagram to post a video clip of a news report about a federal judge’s decision that holding inmates until they can pay cash bail is a violation of their constitutional rights.

“Starting at midnight tonight, the sheriff’s department will no longer detain people for crimes such as theft, shoplifting, drug use, vandalism, battery, and a whole host of other non-serious, non-violent crimes that affect the quality of life of people here in Los Angeles County,” Deputy District Attorney John McKinney says in the clip.

The news anchor then says: “LA Deputy DA John McKinney explains that due to Judge Lawrence Riff’s ruling, many people arrested will be released immediately without having to pay bail before their arraignment.”
227   Patrick   2023 Jul 29, 11:42am  




Good point. Amazon has a large financial interest in retail crime continuing to escalate so that people will shop online.
231   GNL   2023 Aug 8, 3:07pm  

Patrick says

Shoplifter uses blowtorch to melt the door on of locked merchandise boxes in a Walgreens:

https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1671893690888122377



libsoftiktok
Welcome to New York


Looters should always be shot on sight, as is traditional.

Including white collar looters.
235   Patrick   2023 Aug 12, 12:45pm  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/special-people-saturday-august-12


Yesterday ABC 7 Washington ran an unfortunately all too common story headlined, “Shoplifting threatens closure of SE DC grocery store, creating potential food desert.”

Shoplifting threatens to close the store. Remember that line.

I could’ve used any of the many stories from San Francisco, where retailers are fleeing faster than Joe Biden sprinting out of a French Laundry dinner with some Ukrainian oligarchs when a reporter shows up. Walgreens, for one example, has closed half a dozen stores in San Fran, leaving only one highly-abused retail location.

But this DC story gave me everything I needed to expose the media’s latest shell game.

ABC reported on the Giant Food grocery store on Alabama Avenue, which is experiencing 20% inventory shrinkage due to shoplifting, and says it has lost over $500,000 in product this year. If that weren’t enough, Giant Food was recently forced to hire its own security, for some reason, at an annual cost of $300,000. So its DC location is costing over a million dollars more than other locations every year.

It’s pretty hard to raise prices enough to overcome those kinds of additional costs.

Local officials expressed fake concern. ...

ABC, which ultimately was too cowardly to actually name the real problem, still gets partial credit for including some pretty strong hints in its story. For example, the affiliate reported that it asked the District Attorney about shoplifting prosecutions:

7News also asked Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano what is he doing to hold shoplifters accountable for stealing merchandise and what is he doing to address this crime trend. More than a month later, Descano still hasn’t answered 7News’ questions.

The District Attorney’s non-answer was the answer: Descano is doing nothing about shoplifting prosecution, that’s what. In other words, he’s not prosecuting them, at all. ...

But shoplifting isn’t the root problem. Shoplifting is only a symptom of the problem.

The obvious root problem, hinted at but not named by ABC’s DC affiliate, is that the cops aren’t arresting shoplifters. And why should they, when one man, woke District Attorney Descano, won’t prosecute the ne’er-do-wells. Here’s what the headline should have said:

Non-Enforcement of Shoplifting threatens closure of SE DC grocery store, creating potential food desert...

This odious trend began with the “defund police” movement. According to woke theory, black folks are disproportionately arrested for so-called “property crimes,” like shoplifting, and that isn’t fair. So a raft of woke criminal justice reforms were trotted out, like reducing police budgets and eliminating bail. That destructive experiment has now devolved into phase two, where in leftist-controlled areas they simply don’t arrest the criminals anymore. Easy peasy.

For social justice.

But, “food deserts” hurt the whole inner-city neighborhood, which is mostly black folks. So the woke criminal justice policies are now hurting the people they was supposed to help, just like they always do. And that harm to inner city residents is becoming so undeniable, the media has to shift back to blaming the criminals instead of the the woke officials preventing prosecution of these types of crimes.

This might move them closer towards the real problem, but don’t get your hopes up. Recognizing “shoplifters” doesn’t mean they have any plans to fix the system they broke. There won’t be more arrests. The retailers are on their own, forced to hire private security. And you’d better believe the District Attorney will vigorously prosecute Giant Food if a shoplifter ever gets hurt when security tries to stop them.

If we had a free media in this country, they’d be running stories about the real reasons that marxist DA’s are allowing crime to run rampant in Blue cities. Who benefits? The answer is: billionaires benefit, because they can buy up expensive downtown real estate on the cheap as property values plummet, and big delivery-based corporations like Amazon benefit, because they fill in the gaps when smaller businesses are forced to close up shop.

In other words, it’s the literal, textbook definition of fascism.
237   richwicks   2023 Aug 18, 1:16am  

GNL says

Patrick says


Shoplifter uses blowtorch to melt the door on of locked merchandise boxes in a Walgreens:

https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1671893690888122377




libsoftiktok
Welcome to New York


Looters should always be shot on sight, as is traditional.


Including white collar looters.


I think they should be shot first.
239   casandra   2023 Aug 21, 10:47am  

I like the story of the female doctor in Portland who said I voted for the liberals and the government and to defund, and what happened, we did this to ourselves.

I guess it took that brick to her head one night while walking home wake her up. I know it was a can that severely hurt her but a brick just resonates better.
240   Patrick   2023 Sep 6, 1:53pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/you-love-to-see-it-the-residents-of-scottsdale-chased-down-a-shoplifter-and-taught-him-a-lesson-in-instant-justice


All these big cities are running out of control because their leaders say stopping crime is racist or something, and that businesses can afford to lose stuff because that shoplifter really needed some new kicks.

California is so dedicated to that stupidity that they are trying to pass SB 553, a law that supposedly bans employers from requiring employees to stop shoplifters, but in actuality could be interpreted to fine a business $18,000 every time they try to stop a criminal!
241   Patrick   2023 Sep 7, 12:46pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/overwhelmed-austin-police-tell-citizens-to-stop-calling-911-if-theyre-getting-robbed


Overwhelmed Austin police tell citizens to stop calling 911 if they're getting robbed

First off, as a Texan I feel it necessary to say that there's Texas and then there's Austin. If they weren't the seat of our government, we'd expel the city from the state.

Secondly, the Democrats have run Austin for years, and now the city is paying for it. ...
242   stereotomy   2023 Sep 7, 4:27pm  

Patrick says

First off, as a Texan I feel it necessary to say that there's Texas and then there's Austin. If they weren't the seat of our government, we'd expel the city from the state.

Secondly, the Democrats have run Austin for years, and now the city is paying for it. ...

Having lived in TX for 20 years, this is the truth - Austin is the Un-Texas. Another factoid, the city manager for 20 years was from . . . you guessed it, San Francisco! Austin has been completely californicated for over a decade now.
245   Patrick   2023 Sep 11, 11:13am  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/welcome-to-the-jungle-monday-september


Game over, Portlanders! Late last week, the Oregonian ran a story headlined, “Nike to permanently close NE Portland factory store, business district says.” Nike is shutting down its 40-year-old flagship store and scampering out of downtown Portland on its fastest sneakers.

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Nike cited crime and safety concerns. The Oregonian described the now-closed Nike Community Store as “a staple in its Portland neighborhood, once the core of the city’s black population, since it opened in June 1984.” The woke store not only hired local workers from the neighborhood, but it also invested all the store’s profits into Portland’s black community.

In other words, Nike wasn’t even running the store to make money. It was just a virtue-signaling operation. And it still couldn’t make it.

The article mentioned that increasingly-desperate Nike recently offered to partially fund Portland’s police department in exchange for getting an off-duty police officer to help watch the store. But Portland is in the business of defunding police departments, not funding them. Portland rejected Nike’s offer like it was a box of unwanted last-season sneaker models.

According to an Oregon Live analysis of IRS data, Multnomah County, where Portland is located, last year hemorrhaged 14,257 taxpayers, creating a historic loss of $1 billion in tax revenues. Fox 12 News ranked Portland as one of America’s “fastest shrinking cities.”

For the life of me, I can’t understand why.




https://twitter.com/PDXFato/status/1699073561678454996

Portland’s controlled demolition is going great! The good news is, it will be over soon.
246   Misc   2023 Sep 11, 4:33pm  

So, NYC is at the beginning of an unprecedented crime wave. Murders, rapes, robberies, you name it. All categories of crime are skyrocketing.

The mayor's solution...drop the amount of police overtime. Who cares the city is already down thousands of officers? Those funds are going to go to the illegals.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-purge-starts-outrage-erupts-after-eric-adams-cuts-nypd-overtime-to-pay-for-migrants/ar-AA1gz7vL?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=fdcce79540644d378a12fb29c42cfb0b&ei=6
247   Patrick   2023 Sep 18, 10:38am  

https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/chicken-legs-monday-september-18


So … Chicago thinks it’s easier and cheaper to build government-run grocery stores instead of prosecuting shoplifting. Who wants to bet they’ll stop the shoplifting down hard in the government store?

If this thing gets off the ground, it would be the first government-owned grocery store in any major U.S. city. One suspects this fascist concept is the leading edge of the gruesome “15-minute city” plan, or “smart city” plan, or whatever they’re calling it now.

There’s a word for government-owning businesses like grocery stores, it’s called … um … I couldn’t remember what it was called, not exactly. So I asked Bard A.I.:



248   Patrick   2023 Sep 20, 11:58am  

https://notthebee.com/article/just-another-day-in-seattle-here-folks


Sick, dude. Just sick.

Like, you're rolling six deep into this place and you're going to put one of your guys on woman-beating duty? That's sad, bro. And how you gonna split all that cash and vape stuff between six of you? What, does everyone get $40 and a few cartridges? Cuz that seems hardly worth it.

But I guess in Seattle anything goes.

So dumb, and I hope next time the clerk has a gun.
250   WookieMan   2023 Sep 25, 1:48pm  

stereotomy says

Having lived in TX for 20 years, this is the truth - Austin is the Un-Texas. Another factoid, the city manager for 20 years was from . . . you guessed it, San Francisco! Austin has been completely californicated for over a decade now.

I thought Austin was a shit hole the first time I went there. That was about 18 years ago. I can't imagine it now. Reminds me a lot of Nashville. Both are shit holes with a bunch of hipster types. It's 5-6 bar owners that own everything in the "entertainment" district and its's pure shit. Nothing enjoyable. I'd rather go to NOLA and I can't stand that place either.

Country music is pure trash, so that doesn't help either Nashville or Austin. SXSW is trash. I'd rather see most if not all the bands somewhere else. Not Texan or Tennessee. It's the McDonalds of music venues. They suck.
251   Patrick   2023 Sep 26, 7:05pm  

https://www.startribune.com/theft-crime-spur-target-close-nine-stores-four-states-minneapols-san-francisco-portland-seattle-nyc/600307683/


Target to close nine stores across four states because of theft and crime

The Minneapolis-based company will close locations in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Seattle, Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area effective Oct. 21.


The very worst cities to run any business in now.
253   AmericanKulak   2023 Sep 27, 2:58pm  

Country Music is trash because Memphis and Nashville are where pop star wannabes who failed in LA go to for a second chance at pop with a twangy voice or Tractor Rap.
254   richwicks   2023 Sep 27, 4:34pm  

AmericanKulak says

Country Music is trash because Memphis and Nashville are where pop star wannabes who failed in LA go to for a second chance at pop with a twangy voice or Tractor Rap.

Pop stars are just whores for producing the current propaganda.

Name any pop star that came.lut against the vaccine or mandates? That opposed any US war? That went against the establishment on any issue?

There are no real pop stars at all. What you see are just propagandists.

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