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Democrat Mayors MIA as Violent Crime Soars

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Parents and grandparents of young people may have heard them talking recently about one of the summer’s hottest new video game titles, “Bowser’s Fury.” Most Americans of a certain age would recognize the name as a reference to the villain of Nintendo’s Mario franchise, a fire-breathing cartoon turtle whose ultimate goal in life is to kidnap Princess Peach and destroy the Mushroom Kingdom. For the residents of Washington, D.C., however, the phrase “Bowser’s Fury” is apt to conjure a very different image. Fury is an emotion the city’s flailing mayor, Muriel Bowser, has certainly shown in excess over the past year—but now, she doesn’t seem able to muster any when it comes to the crime wave crushing the nation’s capital.

Last summer, Bowser was furious at President Trump for trying to crack down on violent rioters who looted pharmacies and retail outlets across the downtown area under the pretext of Black Lives Matter protests. Bowser was so mad at Trump for threatening to defend her city, in fact, that she renamed the street in front of the White House Black Lives Matter Plaza, painting the words in giant yellow letters across an entire city block outside the President’s window. Then, Bowser was also “disturbed” by the thought of Americans gathering outdoors to view Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall last summer. And she was very upset when President Trump decided to deliver his nomination acceptance speech the White House last August. It seemed that wherever Trump or Republicans tried to go in the nation’s capital, Mayor Bowser was there, breathing fire in the background.

Given the epidemic of crime that is now sweeping the city, DC residents of all races and walks of life would likely prefer if Mayor Bowser would direct some of that fury at criminals, who seem to be the only group not to incite the Mayor’s rage.

In the span of a few weeks, Washington has seen a triple shooting outside of the Nationals baseball stadium in the middle of a game, a six-year-old girl gunned down, a father killed by a stray bullet while returning home with his wife from one of the wealthiest areas of D.C. (Logan Circle), and a gun fight in the middle of an outdoor restaurant in what was, until a year ago, one of the hippest and most up-and-coming parts of the city.

Thankfully, although Bowser’s Fury has been inexplicably absent in addressing the crime wave, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has stepped in with some fury of its own to keep the city from descending into total anarchy. The aforementioned Logan Circle shooting also prompted D.C. Chief of Police Robert Contee to affirm that he was “mad as hell.” Contee, an African American, then pointedly stated that there is a criminal element in the city that doesn’t need “services,” but rather to be removed from the streets (a clear rebuke to the “Defund the Police” ideology of many white Logan Circle residents).

After the Nats Park debacle, the D.C. Police Union issued a tweet declaring “welcome to Washington, D.C. Where violent crime permeates everything,” while also tearing into elected officials “who won’t let us do our jobs.” The Union additionally slammed the D.C. City Council, one of the most liberal in the country, for passing anti-police policies. “This increase in crime can only be attributed to the D.C. Council’s implementation of several police reform bills and their chilling effect on professional and responsible policing,” Union President Gregg Pemberton said in a recent statement, calling on the Council to “stop maligning and disparaging law enforcement through rhetoric and misguided legislation.”

Unfortunately, Washington is not the only city dealing with a crime-wave – or the misguided rage of a deranged mayor. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has similarly been flailing in the face of a surge of shootings that have killed or maimed more than 2,000 people this year alone, putting 2021 on track to be Chicago’s deadliest year in a decade. In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is slinking out of office universally reviled after overseeing an uptick in crime that all but erased the achievements of his predecessors, Rudy Giuliani and even the weathervane Michael Bloomberg. New York now faces a return to the days of David Dinkins.

Revealingly, warnings about New York’s crime are coming not just from right-wing talk radio, but also from de Blasio’s likely successor, Democratic nominee for mayor Eric Adams, a former cop. Adams has declared that the city, and presumably its Democratic incumbent mayor and council, “have normalized lawlessness.”  

While Adams is the prohibitive favorite to be the next mayor in heavily Democratic NYC, his opponent is even stronger on public safety. Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, an organization of community safety patrols, won the Republican nomination, meaning the BLM/Defund the Police movement will be entirely locked out of the general election ballot – much to the fury of upscale white liberals who voted in droves for anti-police candidates, only to see an unusual coalition of Hispanics, Blacks, white working class voters, and, of all things, Orthodox Jews elect Adams. What Hillary Clinton would have termed “deplorables” of all races, religions, and backgrounds united to agree with Adams that “the prerequisite for prosperity is public safety.”

No such reform-minded prospects have arrived in Washington, D.C. In fact, a Republican has never served as mayor of D.C. since home rule began in 1975. No Republican has even gotten close since 1994, when the nomination of ex-con and drug trafficker Marion Barry allowed Republican Carol Schwartz to win 42% of the vote in the general election. No Republican candidate appeared on the ballot in 2018, with Bowser receiving 76% of the vote and a Green Party candidate another 9%. Unless a more reasonable Democrat comes along who is willing to challenge Bowser’s record of letting her city wither under a barrage of violent crime, it seems likely that Bowser’s misdirected fury will continue for the foreseeable future – much to the chagrin of terrified residents who just want to be able to enjoy a meal outside.

Other Democrats, however, cannot be so complacent. Joe Biden may joke with Tom Brady about challenges to the 2020 results, but Biden clearly was shaken by the closeness of the official numbers. In particular, Biden pollsters would be right to view with concern how Donald Trump made up for declines among more “woke” white voters with the best performance for a Republican in decades among African Americans and Hispanics, despite an intense BLM campaign designed to portray Trump as racist. Biden knows where the weak point in the Democratic coalition lies. The Democratic Party lost working class white voters over exactly the sort of quality-of-life issues such as policing long ago, and he seems to understand the risk of losing Hispanics and African American voters of a similar background the same way.

Whether Biden can do anything about rising crime in the face of a formidable woke lobbying machine in his party is another question entirely. Vice President Harris and her husband both held events in Chicago to promote vaccinations, but never addressed crime. Biden seems to alternate between denying the crime wave exists and shifting the blame from a crime problem to a gun problem, thereby justifying more gun control. That may keep him out of trouble with the far left, but it is not going to satisfy parents terrified of attending a baseball game or even dining in a restaurant in a leafy community.

For D.C. residents, they are for now likely to be stuck staring at the new Mario title they bought for their kids, wishing they could trade their Mayor Bowser for a formidable warrior who would not tolerate the destruction of their city. Even if a princess might go missing from time to time.

Daniel Roman is the pen name of a frequent commentator and lecturer on foreign policy and political affairs, both nationally and internationally. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Dem mayors are in Race to make thier cities the crappiest day 1 pre Trump era
The goal for Blue States?

Kenneth D.
Kenneth D.
2 years ago

America’s heritage and future are currently disintegrating in the captivity of the enemies within her gates – career politicians, incompetent media and corrupt special interests who always seem to thrive under Democrat leadership.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

D.C. – the next State…of Somalia.

Oren
Oren
2 years ago

The voters in these cess pools, sorry, cities, have gotten what they voted for. Now, with their cities being labeled as “war zones”, they can expect the repercussions. Some of those being the disappearance of the tourist dollars, the loss of jobs, the loss of economic opportunities for the city. I’ve been to LA, Portland on the Left Coast, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Philly. In every case I was sadly disappointed. I imagine it’s much worse now. Thankfully, I don’t have to travel any more.

Enuf Said
Enuf Said
2 years ago

Better there, than HERE–You get what you ask for!! These cities and their mayors are reaping the “rewards” of what they have beholden. Personally- I don’t care. If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas and possibly the mange. In these cases, these dogs now have both!

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

This achieving the desired goal of the left, a total breakdown in our culture and our way of life, the people that are committing these crimes may think its cool , but, when the left gets total control they will punish these law breakers, the left elite is just using them to gain total control. You need to get yourself a gun and lots of ammo. and defend yourself , your life and freedoms may depend on it, we cannot let them win.
GOD BLESS AND SAVE AMERICA

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

It has been perfectly clear since the 80s when the Demon Party began punishing Americans for electing Reagan, that DemonRats loathe anything to do with Law & Order.
So all you nitwits and braindead out there, just keep on electing the Demon Party!!! You’re getting exactly what you’ve spent 5 decades asking for.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Democrat Mayors face no real consequences for their actions. So why should they be concerned? Seriously! The voters in each of these cities will either re-elect the same individuals or, as in the case of NYC where the Mayor is term limited out, they will elect another Democrat who will run the city the exact same way. Sure there are Republicans that live in all these places, but they are vastly out-numbered by the Democrat voters that have their hands perpetually stuck out looking for “more freebies”. So don’t expect any real improvement in these cities until things get a whole lot worse, if ever.

Europe has many cities and towns were rule of law no longer applies or is unenforceable. They are called “no-go zones”. Paris is actually ring fenced by several of these “no-go zones”. The cities you mention in this article are quickly becoming the U.S. version of “no-go zones”.

As for suggesting Biden or Harris may step in to restore law and order, that is pure fantasy on the part of the author. Neither one has any interest in getting involved in the situation.

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

What are you talking about? … Jackass Joe says that it was a summer of “peaceful” protests! Tell that to the business owners whose stores were looted and burned in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and New York City just to name a few. What about the national monuments that were defaced and pulled down? On another note, did you notice that the protesters on the steps of the capital building calling for the extension of having to pay no rent were ALL young people! Forget about the rights of landlords who worked and saved to purchase these properties as an income investment. People, it’s time to refer to ALL DEMOCRATS AS COMMUNISTS! By the way, Democratic Mayors AREN’T MISSING IN ACTION, they’re just playing by the Party’s game plan to exercise complete control over everyone’s daily lives. And the sheeple just go along obeying and holding their hands out.

Gary
Gary
2 years ago

Not only DEMOCRAT mayors , but also DEMOCRAT councilmen/women and DEMOCRAT Governors and DEMOCRAT States’ Legislatures and local DEMOCRAT officials too allowed the marauding gangs of DEMOCRATS to rampage in their States as well as their cities destroying property , committing arson , robbing stores before they burned them down and terrorizing all the people of their States, Towns , Counties and Cities .

It’s very important to keep the image of these DEMOCRAT actions in mind when you get a chance to vote again . Also remember , that in Portland, Oregon, the people there actually voted their mayor , DEMOCRAT Ted Wheeler , back into office while he permitted those gangs of DEMOCRATS to destroy Portland’s down-town tax paying business areas and also costing them the loss of jobs . No wonder those DEMOCRAT cities need DEMOCRAT Speaker Nancy to put the US in such great debt with borrowing fantastic amount of money . The fact that DEMOCRAT voters voted DEMOCRAT Ted wheeler back into office DURRING the DEMOCRAT rampage says a lot about DEMOCRAT voters. So, be very very mindful of the need to vote the bastards of of office , Never forget .

Phyl
Phyl
2 years ago

I don’t wish it to happen, but, if the mayor’s family member was a victim, those lazy, socialist jerks would change their ways. Unless the agenda is more important than their family.

Martin
Martin
2 years ago

When will the people in these Democrat controlled cities and states relies that they get what they voted for. They are the ones responable for what is happening. Nothing is going to change until the people want change. They are like the dog lying in on the porch and ever once in a while let out a yelp. The neighbor asks what’s wrong the dogs owner says he lying on a nail. The neighbor asks why doesn’t he move? The dogs owner says when hurts bad enough he will move.

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

What do the democrats do, except work to get re-elected? The people keep voting them in over and over. WHY???

Art
Art
2 years ago

THE ANSWER MAY BE SIMPLE. IF THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SITUATION,THEY OWN IT. THEY OWN IT. IGNORE IT AND THEY CAN BLAME SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING ELSE. TYPICAL LEFTIST STANCE THAT IT IS NOT MY FAULT. I CAN BLAME ANYTHING OR ANYONE I WISH TO BECAUSE THE MSM WILL SUPPORT MY ACCUSATIONS. STRANGE HOW SO MANY CITIES THAT ARE LEAD BY AN “OPPRESSED ETHNICITY” AND “GENDER” ARE IN DEEP DOO DOO.

Garro
Garro
2 years ago

Lie down with dogs………
Wake up black Americans!

Paul DAscenz
Paul DAscenz
2 years ago

Wake Up America!
Do you want 4 more years of this Kaos?

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

This is the democrats plan for America which is why they are Intentionally MIA.

DJames
DJames
2 years ago

Let the riots begin. The only way to end violence is to apply greater righteous violence.

edward
edward
2 years ago

You need to replace “republicans” with “conservatives”! Too many “republicans” have been nothing more than milque toast rinos for the last 50 years. Telling us the conservative principles they stand for, then playing “go along to get along” when they get to “the promised land”(D.C.) of milk and honey(for them). This has allowed the marxist democrat party to creep toward their ultimate goal of total one party power.

David Spade
David Spade
2 years ago

These MIA mayors are losing businesses, families, and tourist dollars in a very big way. What good does that do for those who remain in these cities? The thugs take over, there is lawlessness in the streets, and the tax base declines. What mayor of any city can survive that reputation? The conservative candidates need to go very public with the facts, and they need to campaign with that at the top of the agenda. Those incumbent mayors who think they will win an additional term have nothing positive to run on now, after nearly two years of dismal records in protecting their citizens. If you cannot control crime, you really don’t have a platform in the first place.

JOHN
JOHN
2 years ago

These MIA Mayors are NOT missing anything! They are playing the NSDAP game of bait and switch! Paid with our tax dollars to let things happen according to what meets the agenda. The WANT to see America fail as a “final solution” an American Genocide if you will to ruin the social structure and economy. The devalue our money to the point of useless paper. Print NEW money and we get to start over with the Democrat National Socialist Rulers!

JOHN
JOHN
2 years ago

The DEMOCRATS have created an unrolled hoard of Obama Zombies! Soon to resemble the Zombie Mob in the Movie “World War Z” clamoring over and destroying anyone and everything in their path when The Communists run out of OTHER People’s money and property! It starts with ignorance in the OWNED inner cities and spreads like a VIRUS!
Arm UP and be ready for anything!

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Just what any thinking person would expect, you critisize, defund and refuse to prosecute criminals – crime goes crazy!
It just exposes how ignorant and useless the democrats are!
They ALL need to go and why these Citizens tolerate their continued failure is baffleing.
Stop accepting these failures, DEMAND more than them playing politics and stealing your tax dollars!!

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Just what any thinking person would expect, you critisize, defund and refuse to prosecute criminals – crime goes crazy!
It just exposes how useless the democrats are!
They ALL need to go and why these Citizens tolerate their continued failure is baffleing.
Stop accepting these failures, DEMAND more than them playing politics and stealing your tax dollars!!

WindRunner80HD
WindRunner80HD
2 years ago

Send every one their walking papers this is an outrage they are breaking their sworn oath of office its dereliction of duty period they are supposed to protect citizens not put them in danger in harms way by releasing violent criminals violent sex predators defunding our police not charging Antifa and BLM for burning down and trashing our cities murder gang rapes viscous assaults holding neighborhoods hostage theft in the millions trying to stiffle our 1st Amendment void our 2nd Amendment right infecting us with who knows what from the CCP Wuhan lab that tax payers are funding openly inviting millions into our country illegally invading America bankrupting us with crushing debt every baby lucky to be born is welcomed with $350,000 of debt and climbing inflation soaring to astronomical numbers groceries gas electricity heating on and on this is insanity so much for moderate biden hes always been a liar always will be one too!

lee howell
lee howell
2 years ago

Biden is not in control of anything, nor does he realize anything. He is an empty shell being filled by radical leftist. Should be impeached.

Jim Jolly
Jim Jolly
2 years ago

The far left is dangerous. They are doing their best to destroy this country by anyway they can, mostly illegal.

Barb
Barb
2 years ago

Our country is being run by way too many people who just don’t care what happens to it as long as it doesn’t affect them!

Dave R
Dave R
2 years ago

If you believe that any politician (regardless of what level) cares about you, your family, your health, your safety, your financial situation then you are sadly mistaken! They turn these thugs loose on society and give them freebies to boot. Can you even imagine Piglosi walking downtown Chicago at 2:00 in the morning?

Mimi
Mimi
2 years ago

I live in California, not much hope for us. Many liberals are fine with the homelessness and crime, the rich ones just hire private security, and the rest of us are left holding the leaking bag!! We did get the recall and we conservatives will try and vote aunt Nancy’s boy out, but I’m not holding my breath. Lord God of the universe help us.

John S. Rinck
John S. Rinck
2 years ago

The current Democrat party is the closest thing to Hell I can imagine: Kill, steal, destroy, as is their father.

Robin Walter Boyd
Robin Walter Boyd
2 years ago

The goal of Progressive Democrats is create a national police agency under the Federal government. In order to do that, there must be some reason. If local police cannot control the violence and crime, then a Federal police agency will be created to do the job. All of the measures being created by Progressive Democrats are designed to create more violence and crime so they can justify creating a National police agency to take care of such violence and crime. They must create the problem before they can justify a solution that will put the Federal Government in complete control of citizens and remove states rights to govern themselves.

America in Decline
America in Decline
2 years ago

State legislatures could stop all of this if they would do so. The states were formed as independent nation-states and the federal government SERVED the people. But as the result of Lincoln’s war on the South, the state’s rights we once had no longer exist. Lincoln changed our form of government from a constitutional republic and made the states SERVANTS of the federal master. It is time for the states to RE-ASSERT their constitutional right of self-government, and tell FEDZILLA that its power is limited to the things listed in Article 1, Section 8, and to buzz off!

Dave Smith
Dave Smith
2 years ago

The citizens of these democrat run fecal pits need to swarm around these so-called leaders wherever they go. Don’t give them a moment of rest. No violence! That’s the democrat game, just your very close presence which will make them try to force their “private security” injure or kill unarmed and unthreatening civilians. Block city halls inside and out, block their limos, block their homes but don’t step in their yards (trespassing). Stop talking about how bad these people are and start making them decide it’s too much like work to put up with Americans who deserve their freedom and protection from registered democrats!

Ed J
Ed J
2 years ago

In almost every spectrum of life, when the pendulum has swung “too far” in one direction, it will eventually begin to swing back the other way. It’s so sad that the pendulum has swung so far to the left that the idiots in charge are either unwilling, unable or uninterested in dealing with the reality of the situations they precipitated, but often actively and rabidly embrace the events that they have caused as if it were manna from heaven and pure ambrosia! Let’s hope that true patriots soon replace these dystopian politicians currently in office and start to turn our country around at every level of government. It’s too bad we won’t be able to exile these dystopian idiots to some distant place where they can infest their environs and enjoy their self-made misery. Gee! I think that place is called Wokeland!

Jerry
Jerry
2 years ago

These DemonRat cities would be better off without a mayor.

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

Doesn’t surprise me one bit! Commie creeps.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Glad I went on vacation to DC 3 years ago before this insanity started. Sad to say, that will probably be the last time I go there….

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

The saying was the LEFT destroys everything it touches. Now it’s the democrats. What is the difference between the LEFT and the DEMs? Scary………………….!

aluminum head
aluminum head
2 years ago

If you are white and conservative, living in a metro area, either concealed carry or MOVE to a safe small town. If you do not do either then you are a target and soon will become a VICTIM.

DonMueller
DonMueller
2 years ago

Another in a long list of useless people that need to be removed from office. The inmates are running the asylum in so many of our cities now. We need to refund the police and get back after crime. No more woke garbage.

Reality
Reality
2 years ago

These wicked democrats will destroy us, if we let them. We need to stand our ground and not run to the hills. We are supposed to be the home of the free, because of the brave!!! I’ve seen plenty of women being more brave then the men. If that is the case, we deserve to be destroyed!!! God calls us men to provide and protect!!! What part of that do the men of America not understand? Run for office, be an election official, become a cop, vote, read your Bible, go to church, pray for God’s guidance, raise a family, support those who truly are fighting for our freedom, tell others about what Jesus has done for us, etc.

Sammy
Sammy
2 years ago

If there were serious consequences for bad behavior in society, I firmly believe that a lot of the crime problems in America would go away. Not all or even most, but a lot less then we have now. But today there are even less consequences for bad behavior then ever before which leads us to our current crime wave. Solution? America needs to get tough on crime again no matter the cost, and really mean it this time. People need to be punished for bad behavior.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
2 years ago

It will keep happening until they (the media + politicians) are finally able to say WHO is committing these violent crimes. And it ain’t “white supremacists” using guns bought legally. It’s due to people whom embrace violence as part of their culture. Sorry not PC but truth hurts sometimes.

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

When I was A Kid you lived in fear of committing a crime, punishment was swift and painful, and nobody gave a Fat Rats Patoot how much you suffered, if you wanted to be a pile of excrement, you were treated like one, you either were locked up for a long period of time and kept where you could not harm others or if you wantonly with out provocation murdered someone they wouldn’t think twice about, hanging you, frying you, or gassing you and sending you on your way to your new and permanent 3′ x 6′ x 6′ hole in the ground so others were safe,
Now everybody is all TOUCHY – FELLY about the poor CRIMINAL, and could care less about the law abiding, taxpayer, who works his or hers butts off and has to put up with their rights being violated and their Constitutional rights taken from them, all in the name of Justice.
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO FIGHT BACK, I BELIEVE NEVER, WE WILL JUST GIVE EACH OTHER LIP SERVICE !
Please GOD save America !

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

That’s because Democrats don’t do what they don’t do. They ARE masters of the blame game. That seems to be their specialty.

Miranda DeGroot
Miranda DeGroot
2 years ago

Under Biden Administration America is INSECURE.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Crime is soaring in cities run by Dumbocrats. Policies of defund police, bail reform, releasing inmates, elimination of gang units, expunging criminal records and building prisons in residential neighborhoods. Their policies fail miserably, so what do they do? Blame Donald Trump, Republicans, “White supremacy”, COVID. Anyone or anything but themselves.

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