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Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Shocking Collapse of Washington, D.C.

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023
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by Aaron Flanigan
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Under the watch of far-left Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser, the nation’s capital has become rife with violence, criminality, and street mayhem—and there’s no end in sight.

First elected in 2015, Bowser has overseen several key turning points in Washington’s decay—perhaps the most notable of which is the District’s rampant crime problem.

Since Bowser took office, D.C. crime has catapulted to unprecedented highs: violent crime is up nearly 40 percent from 2022—with robberies up 68 percent, motor vehicle theft up 100 percent, and arson up a shocking 200 percent.

The city is also set to surpass 200 homicides for the third consecutive year, and the homicide rate is up nearly 30 percent from last year. In 2014, the year before Bowser took office, the city saw 15.9 murders per 100,000 residents. In 2015, Bowser’s first year in office, that number shot up to 24.1. Last year it was 28.5 – the highest in two decades.

According to D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee, “the average homicide suspect has been arrested eleven times prior to them committing a homicide.” His seemingly simple solution to the problem is one that Bowser has apparently been unwilling to implement: “keep violent people in jail.”

Carjackings are also on the upswing in the nation’s capital. Prior to the COVID pandemic, the District averaged one carjacking every three days—but from 2020 through 2023, there has been an average of one carjacking every day.

Of particular concern is the fact that many carjackings are committed by teenagers. Back in 2021, a 13 and 15-year-old girl were arrested after an attempted carjacking left the owner of the vehicle dead.

The soaring crime rates have come largely in the months and years since the George Floyd riots of 2020, during which Bowser effectively turned the streets of Washington over to activists who set the city ablaze amid night after night of relentless rioting.

In addition to showing “solidarity” with the rioters by marching in the street herself, Bowser used the occasion to permanently rename a section of road just north of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” in a clear attempted snub of former President Donald Trump. She then commissioned a local “artist” to emblazon “BLACK LIVES MATTER” in large, yellow letters across the street.

Along with her greenlighting the District’s out-of-control crime, Bowser has also been a paragon of left-wing hypocrisy. When Texas Governor Greg Abbott started sending buses full of illegal aliens to Democrat-run cities like Washington, Bowser—a known open borders fanatic who up to that point had remained completely silent on the Biden border crisis—complained about illegal aliens being transported up to her home turf. “This is a very significant issue,” Bowser said in the summer of 2022. “Local taxpayers are not picking up the tab. They should not pick up the tab. We really need a coordinated federal response.”

Yet, during the Trump administration, Bowser insisted Trump’s immigration policies contradicted “our D.C. values.”

“Regardless of immigration status, immigrants in D.C. are our neighbors, coworkers, family members, and valued members of our community,” she wrote in a statement. “Washington, D.C., remains a proud sanctuary city, and we are committed to protecting the rights of all our immigrant families” in the face of deportation threats.

“We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our immigrant neighbors this week and every week,” she continued, But in typical progressive fashion, three years later, Bowser proceeded to declare a public emergency upon the arrival of more migrants, apparently deciding that she had had enough of her “immigrant neighbors”—and that her so-called “D.C. values” no longer applied.

Bowser also demonstrated an extraordinary lack of self-awareness when she—just days after imposing a citywide mask mandate—was caught maskless at an indoor event. And when Trump was in office, she repeatedly used the pulpit of her mayorship of the nation’s capital to clash with the former president and other conservatives—repeatedly calling Trump a “bully” and accusing him of mimicking dictators.

Ultimately, Mayor Bowser’s leadership of Washington is a case study in the perils of lopsided Democrat government and the far-left leadership of our nation’s cities. Though the tide of crime, corruption, and chaos inflicting Washington’s streets is unlikely to turn anytime soon, Bowser’s disastrous leadership serves as a major warning to voters throughout the country of the failures of liberal governance.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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PaulE
PaulE
7 months ago

You can substitute New York, California, Portland Oregon, Chicago or any number of other Democrat stronghold states and cities for Washington, D.C. and say the exact same thing. Until the people in those localities decide they’ve had enough of inflicting unnecessary pain and suffering upon themselves nothing will change. The people in all those locations are offered an alternative option of rule of law and economic and societal stability every election cycle by some Republican or even independent running for the same office. Yet without fail, the majority of voters simply pull the lever once again for the Democrats, that just keep heaping more and more pain and misery upon them with each new Democrat administration.

When large segments of society have been dumbed down enough (intentionally by the same party that also runs the public school’s system in our country) to NOT see the obvious flaw in constantly electing the same party to power that just keeps making things worse and worse, there isn’t much you can do to save them from themselves. I guarantee you that you could remove Mayor Bowser from office tomorrow and the people of D.C. would elect another Democrat just as bad or worse than Mayor Bowser.

Rik
Rik
7 months ago

Our Nation’s Capital is a National DISGRACE! . . . And all because of another “major” city being run by Democrats. It’s even worse than New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, and Chicago. CRIME SEEMS TO BE SYNONYMOUS WITH DEMOCRATS!
That’s why Democrats are more comfortable with wearing masks!

Lawrence Greenberg
Lawrence Greenberg
7 months ago

Crime of every sort is at or near record levels in pretty much every Democrat-controlled city in this nation. It is time for people to accept as fact that this is not by chance or due to poor policies but to design, i.e., it is part of a plan, a Leftist plan, to destroy this nation by any and all means possible.

Moses
Moses
7 months ago

If we fast forward and ok we have ruined the country. Now what is the game plan. I guess we will be taken over by China, is that what Democrats want. People keep saying they want to ruin the country, and I believe they can do it. Joe Biden sure seems capable of that as far as I can tell. But what happens then? If the economy is shot, jobs a ruined, the tax base is non existent what do they see the future being like. The federal gov’t is the largest employer but they won’t be paying employees, so how will they exist. The DOJ, the FBI, the military will not have any money to pay employees. Do democrats want gangs running the streets, killing for food and money. There won’t be any semi’s trucking food anywhere, there won’t be any fuel, so what exactly are they trying to accomplish? Is Joe Biden trying to break the country down so China just steps in and takes over. Have the elites at the top been promised that they will keep their jobs, and will be able to eat. Has anyone tried to reason out the end goal? What is the country and it’s citizens to do or be. If anyone has the answer to these questions I would sure like to hear what they are. It reminds me of a saying about some kids. If they can’t f it up they will sh-t on it. It is really hard to believe that the democrats, many happy to live off the government, are going to mess up their free ride. Who are these people making these decisions?

John
John
7 months ago

I would suggest everyone read the new book by Marc Levin” The Democrat Party Hates America” It shows clearly what we are up against.

Garyk
Garyk
7 months ago

bowser is just another failed marxist democrat who needs to be removed!
I’ll bet she doesn’t live in the crime ridden neighborhoods she is destroying.
Wake up people, the marxist democrat party and the losers who support it are a plague on America!
THROW EVERY ONE OF THEM OUT NOW

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
7 months ago

Regardless of how someone feels about the Conservative — Liberal divide it sure enough is interesting how things have come to be as they are now in 2023 . I feel very good knowing that I voted for Ronald Reagan for President each time he ran for President. When liberals are compared to Communists — I am usually in agreement with that view, as that is the way the liberals have deteriorated over the past few decades. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was someone who respected Conservative values — because he had some Conservative values himself. It is something good to think about, helps to keep some matters in a kind of historical balance. This situation in Washington District of Columbia, very unfortunate. An indication of lack of concern for principles. Thanks for writing this fine article Mr Flanigan , I do believe it may help to make improvements needed in the Capitol. By presenting the facts of what is going on it brings about a better understanding of the dilemma . I reckon other words could be used in addition to dilemma to describe conditions there but dilemma is appropriate enough — until things that need to be fixed are fixed and the needed improvements are made. I believe it can be done — with the help from God, with determination on the part of people who believe in the values of Faith, Family and Freedom — those of us who believe in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights of the Constitution. Let this truly be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Crime is not acceptable, corruption in government is not acceptable. Let there be Respect for Truth, Let Liberty be the watchword. Better days are on the way ! That is the spirit that will keep the United States of America on the right course through any political storm through any political sea.

Melinda
Melinda
7 months ago

The politicians in DC need ever more personal protection, while citizens of DC risk their lives just by living there. There aren’t enough negative adjectives to describe Bowser (BTW, Bowser used to be a dog’s name).

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
7 months ago

Washington DC is just one of the many leftist utopia’s. IT has all the hallmarks: high crime, high drug problems, high taxes and a stupid population that only votes based on the D by the name. Washington DC deserves the disaster they have voted for.

they are no different the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle , LA, San Francisco, or Portland. they are disasters of the voters making. while the voters complain they will continue to vote democrat so they deserve the utopia they have created.

Want a better life? vote republican

Save the world vote republican.

K. Martin
K. Martin
7 months ago

Is there any Democrat-run town, city, or state not experiencing these same issues?

NIcholas Elder
NIcholas Elder
7 months ago

I think that this is affirmative access in action! How or why is she the mayor of the most important city in our country. The democrats and any that support her should hang their heads in shame. What an embarassment!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
7 months ago

The real news would be a Democrat run city that WASN’T a cesspool to live in…

Jeri
Jeri
7 months ago

Sadly the people of DC have what I call a “2×4” mentality. They need to be smacked upside the head hourly around the clock until they cry uncle. We need to speed up the process, get it over with, clean up the mess and bring the changes needed for human beings to live a decent life. It will be necessary for the 2×4 to come out and be shown from time to time, maybe even used to help the hard headed remember. Sorry, should have included an alert for the bleeding hearts. This sadly is just reality and needs to be dealt with. I am open to other ideas, so please share.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
7 months ago

Good boost crime in DC

Newday
Newday
7 months ago

How are residents in these democrat party controlled cities ignoring everything going on around them? Their families have to be affected by these liberal policie. They have a vote, they have a choice. Only the residents can put an end to this madness.

Miyako
Miyako
7 months ago

Black voters only see color. If a black runs for office against a white, they will vote the color Black. Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, NYC.NY, San Fran, Phila and other cities.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
7 months ago

One thing wrong ,is their attitude of take it from the white man. They still cabt realize slavery went out 165 years ago. The Dems. are keeping them down. Kyle L.

JJoanne4justice
JJoanne4justice
7 months ago

If Washington DC is in turmoil, what else is new and awful?? Our beloved country; ♥️ is crippled by the insane , awful lack of good leadership, integrity , GOOD DECISION MAKING and very importantly a government OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA.(

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
7 months ago

Just another stupid Black. Kyle L.

Lloyd Grisham
Lloyd Grisham
7 months ago

As long as people keep voting for idiot liberal democrats this insanity will continue. It would appear that they are purposely destroying everything that this country has stood for. I am sure that there are democrats that realize the damage that is being done and it needs to stop now. We are doomed unless these destructive fools are voted out of office!

Bluto
Bluto
7 months ago

10 years of BS crime policy has turned Washington DC into a cesspool of crime and corruption. Thanks mayor!! Great job!! Good way to highlight the capitol of the United States of America. If you were a corporate manager you would have been fired long ago!! But the political machine marches on!! A useless mayor and policies!!

Dave
Dave
7 months ago

Nothing New Here, Most of American Inner Cities are Disaster Zones!
One Example, in 1960 Detroit Michigan was the Richest City in the World!
Yet, By 2013 Detroit Filed for Bankruptcy! A Drastic Failure of Leadership!

Keith Kirkwood
Keith Kirkwood
7 months ago

Thanks Aaron for an honest report

Harry
Harry
7 months ago

She deserves it for being a co conspirator planning the J6 riots. What say you Nancy? Ray? and the administration and the FBI, and DOJ? Don’t worry, time will tell the whole story!!

Mario Capparuccini
Mario Capparuccini
7 months ago

Failure: Thy name is the Democratic Party.

Ryan’s dad
Ryan’s dad
7 months ago

Please explain to me why our National capital has a city government! It is under the purview of congress and they should immediately resume responsibility and hire a person who reports directly to Congress to take over management of city responsibilities!

Maurice Brandt
Maurice Brandt
7 months ago

She is the perfect example of Dumbocrat stupidity. On one hand, she declares D.C. a sanctuary city and then, when too many illegals show up, she b*tches about it. People like her make President Biden look smart and that is extremely hard to do!

Marlon
Marlon
7 months ago

Bowser administration is full of corruption in every agency. As one of many whistleblowers, I chose integrity over loyalty to the mayor and was swiftly met with retaliation, death threat and termination, to include shifting me from middle class to poverty.
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7 months ago

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