Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently sat down for an interview with Newsmax where he stated that the cause of recent spikes in crime in the city of Chicago is because “we” have turned our backs on law enforcement.
Making an appearance on the “Cortes & Pellegrino” program, Carson went on to say, “the fact of the matter is what has happened is that we have turned on the police and these large cities that are run by progressives. And the police don’t seem to have any backing. Now, as a result of that, [the police are] not nearly as aggressive. And people who have interpersonal relationship issues, instead of relying on the police, who they recognize are defanged or disenfranchised, they decided to take … matters into their own hands. This is a real significant problem, and I don’t think we’ve seen the worst of it because there are more and more police who are starting to resign.”
“Who’s going to fill those gaps?” Carson then asked. “We’re going to have the wild west; everybody’s going to decide that they have to resolve the issues on their own. This is not a good situation by any stretch of the imagination.”
On Monday, according to a chart from the Chicago Sun-Times, 798 people were killed in Chicago in the past 12 months. Local Chicago news station ABC7 cites that “from 2019 to 2020, homicides jumped by more than 50” percent. In 2020, there were 772 homicides, and in 2019 there were 496.
This is absolutely the truth. Why would anyone want to risk their lives in order to protect a community that despises them and attacks them, both verbally and physically? It’s certainly not for the pay, that much is for sure.
Yes, it’s true that there are bad cops. Where ever there are human beings, some of them are bound to be rotten apples. However, that is not the vast majority of the people who are serving our communities, and it’s wrong to write off an entire subsection of people due to the actions of a few.
Liberals of all people should be on board with that idea.
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