WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 4 — We didn’t hear her Democratic colleagues decrying the fact that Barbara Boxer had been mugged. Nor did we hear the liberal mainstream media condemning what happened to the 80-year-old former Senator last week when she was savagely assaulted in broad daylight in Oakland, CA. Fortunately, Ms. Boxer was not badly hurt, but the assailant stole her cell phone and got away.
Interestingly, According to Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, and ABC have ignored the story entirely while CBS has only given it seven seconds.
However, CNN’s Erin Burnett gave the story an important play and, in doing so, acknowledged the fact that President Donald Trump may have been the first public figure to issue a statement about the incident. It was a rare thing for such a liberal network.
Perhaps Ms. Boxer’s former colleagues in Congress and their sycophant news outlets didn’t want to bring attention to the fact that progressive socialist lawmakers who have infiltrated the Democratic Party are responsible for the surge in violent crime that is sweeping the Country with their calls to defund the police. Oakland, of course, did just that last month, despite appeals from the town’s police and its mayor.
It seems the cops were promised a $27 million budget increase, but the City Council diverted more than half of that amount — $18.5 million, to be exact. That means police jobs would be lost at a time when the city is struggling to deal with a rising crime rate. But fear not, the funds will be put to good use: to fund its Department of Violence Prevention, which “applies a public health approach to violence prevention.” The police would have been able to hire 50 police officers to patrol the streets. Good luck with talking criminals into giving up their lives of crime.
According to the New York Post, “In Oakland, murders were up 47 percent in 2020 over 2019; so far, 2021 looks to be much worse than 2020.”
Meanwhile, it appeared for a while there that the only voice of reason who wanted to talk about Ms. Boxer’s encounter with a mugger was that of President Donald Trump. He was quick to bring attention to her attack. The former Senator took her time to react to Mr. Trump’s acknowledgment of her firsthand, unfortunate encounter with violent crime, and her “thanks” to the former president was decidedly ungracious.
“He has no standing,” she said.
But Mr. Trump does have standing and had lots to say:
“We must give power back to police or America will never be safe. We cannot let Communist Democrats destroy our great cities. If we don’t stop them, our communities and our Country will be lost forever.
“Today, it is the least secure in our history with criminals illegally flooding into our Country—many spreading COVID into our communities—and other countries’ prisons being emptied into our neighborhoods. America needs law and order, not defunding the police. We need our police back. America should and can be safe!”
A Washington insider reminded AMAC News that five decades or so ago, the liberal position on crime led to a huge increase in the numbers of crimes. Just like Ms. Boxer and her like-minded associates today, back in the day, they also had a better way to deal with criminals. They may not have been as anxious as they are today to remove the police from the equation. But they embraced the notion that criminals are motivated by “root social causes” instead of anger, avarice, and an appetite for lawless behavior.
As a result, the people wind up with Departments of Violence Prevention, leaving them to fend for themselves with crime on the rise yet again.