Wednesday, October 20, 2021

When You Get What You Want Good And Hard

Some progressives are slowly figuring out that when you defund the police and decide not to prosecute crime, crime for some reason, totally unknown to these folks, rises.

The Detroit News: 'A dangerous time': Portland, Oregon, sees record homicides

“People should be leery because this is a dangerous time,” said Lionel Irving Jr., a lifelong Portland resident and a gang outreach worker.

Portland’s police department is struggling to keep up amid an acute staffing shortage and budget cuts. Now, Oregon's largest city is implementing novel solutions aimed at improving safety, including adding traffic barrels to prevent drive-by shootings and suspending minor traffic stops so officers can focus on immediate threats.

Well,  when you embolden criminals and hamstring police in the name of social justice, don't be surprised that you will get neither actual justice nor peace and instead get criminals running amok.

Portland wanted it, and now they got it.  Let's see if they can learn from it at all.


drjim said...

Well, they obviously haven't implemented it the right way!

You know, like the way socialism always fails because it's never been implemented the right way....

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I have many relatives in the Portland area. All but a handful have relocated across the river to Washington State. Most are involved in longshore and related maritime services and now commute via their private boats.

It is a shame what has happened to Portland, and to a lesser extent, Seattle. Beautiful cities, once.

Old NFO said...

They'll blame it on somebody/something else... sigh