New York C its is gonna get a ex-cop for Mayor it seems…..
A reoccurring theme keeps knocking on Democrats doors across the country….
STOP making cops and law enforcement the BAD guys….
Weed out the bad ones….
Hire and put more good ones on the streets….
Post pandemic has seen hikes in crime around the country….
Tell the ‘defund thew police’ people to go to find something else to do….
Democrats, in private and public, are warning that rising crime — and the old and new progressive calls to defund the police — represent the single biggest threat to their electoral chances in 2022.
Why it matters: There has been a big spike in big-city crime, a dynamic increasingly captured in local coverage and nationally on CNN and Fox News.
The latest: Democrats say it’s no coincidence that Eric Adams, the leader in the New York City mayoral race, ran against defunding the police.
- Adams, who retired as an NYPD captain after a 22-year law-enforcement career, held a lead in yesterday’s Democratic mayoral primary. Final results could take weeks because of the election’s complex ranked-choice voting. Andrew Yang conceded.
- The big picture: Homicide rates in large cities — many of them run by Democrats — were “up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year,” foreshadowing a violent summer, the N.Y. Times reported June 1.
- President Biden sees this rising threat, and plans to roll out anti-crime plansat 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
The N.Y. Times’ Tom Friedman, one of Biden’s favorite columnists, writes Wednesday under the headline “Want to Get Trump Re-elected? Dismantle the Police”:
- “As for policing, this issue could really sink Democrats. For example, big swaths of my old hometown, Minneapolis, have been turned into a dangerous and dystopian ghost city, wracked by gun violence, since the police murder of George Floyd.”
WashPost front page on Wednesday, top of column 1, “Cities at a loss as murder rates soar“: “The killings rolled over the country like a fast-moving storm. From Savannah to Austin, from Chicago to Cleveland.”….
Note....Maya Wiley a progressive, endorsed by Ocasio-Cortez, and running on defunding the police is running a distant second so far behind ex-cop Adams….