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Crime has skyrocketed to levels not seen in decades in many American cities in 2021. Which is among the causes in your view? Please check three.

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Sharon L Smith
12 days ago

Of course there has been a rise in crime. Criminals are opportunists and they know that with less police there is less chance of being caught. They know that if they are caught their bail will be little to nothing and most likely the charges will be dropped. And they know that the media will cast them as the victims if they are anything but white no matter what the crime.

Charles
26 days ago

Crime has risen because of Obama disrespecting police while President and starting a trend making police bad guys rather than guardians of society leading to the defunding of police and no bail demoralizing police and setting the stage for the rise of BLM and Antifa.

JohnH
1 month ago

Biden speech last week wants to throw more money at training people to deal with bad people & also more mental health treatment. My Example: You have this person with an assault rifle shooting at anyone in sight — and you really think he will let another walk up to him and talk him out of shooting. Just look at the teenager in Kenosha that ended up shooting others when he just went there to be an innocent protector.

Tom
5 days ago
Reply to  JohnH

Those guys weren’t just trying to “walk up to him and talk him out of shooting”.
They were the reason a few guys like him were there with firearms.
They saw he was a young guy and thought they could bum-rush him and take his gun.
They were wrong.

Wendy
1 month ago

How about including an option for ALL OF THE ABOVE on these polls?

Gregory
1 month ago

Let’s stop asking silly questions start becoming adults… with Minds …the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever heard is defund the police

Jamie Rachels
1 month ago
Reply to  Gregory

At the same time people are screaming to defund the police, those same people are screaming to take our guns away from us.

JohnH
1 month ago
Reply to  Gregory

Defund the Police: was a knee jerk reaction to try to please a bunch of protests. Criminals must really love this idea & look at Walgreens closing in SanFrancisco this month due to shoplifters walking in & taking what they want. Seattle & Portland are two cities that are in deep trouble due to handling protesters with kid gloves & lack of support for police.

Cheryl
1 month ago

Do we really want the federal government involved in our local law enforcement? President Biden should speak out against the violence and encourage state and local governments, but nothing more.

Terry Wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  Cheryl

Decades ago, old-time conservative Dan Smoot warned about federalizing the police. Even the John Birch Society warned about this, among others.

IlliniGuy
1 month ago

No democracy has made it through its 3rd century, unfortunately. Radicalism has destroyed every one of them. Unless we can eliminate passiveness to CRT in our schools, lunatic government fiats by our current president, open borders, political corruption, state run media, omission of journalism ethics, higher taxes, double standards of justice, claims of systemic racism, Antifa and Marxist BLM manifestos, destruction of monuments, arson and riots, to name just a few, our legacy for the future will be a shame to the free world. WE need to not succumb to the minority of extremists. God Bless America. Our democratic republic is under siege.

Terry Wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  IlliniGuy

What’s happening now is the tail end of something decades or maybe generations in the works. I recall, not long after JFK was assassinated, young adults coming into the elementary schools trying to get us to accept secular humanism (morals as the situation requires) with nothing absolute and feel good teaching. This was nearly 60 years ago and I rejected it, as a school boy then, and still do. Go back to 1953 and Norman Dodd on the Reece Committee discovering tax-exempt foundations (Ford) using its ‘grant money to so alter life in America we could comfortably merged with the Soviet Union…’ You can still see the late patriot on Youtube. His work uncovered this globalism going back as far as 1909 with the Carnegie Foundation.

Richard G Richter
1 month ago

Criminals and their families being awarded millions of dollars when they get hurt or shot while resisting arrest does nothing to help the situation.

Clyde Lynn
1 month ago

I only voted for WEAK LEADERSHIP. To vote for more than one is STUPID It waters down the poll

Michael Tracy
1 month ago

The Democrat enabled crime wave will continue to become worse until the voters wake up and elect
better Conservative leadership.

Nolan Conley
1 month ago

Solving the crime problem is easy. If an officer or his/her family are killed, give the murder a speedy trial, have a nationally televised execution on the courthouse steps. Same for rape, child molestation. Lesser not lethal crimes, have the perp WORK to pay back all the damage and then some to the victim.

I know I’m warm and fuzzy… but it would work!

Rich
23 days ago
Reply to  Nolan Conley

Yes, and we definitely need the death penalty in ALL 50 states. Then, USE IT.

Sharon L Smith
12 days ago
Reply to  Nolan Conley

When my grandfather was about 7 years old his uncle took him to the public hanging of a man convicted of murder. He always said that if execution’s were still public there would be far less crime. I think he was right. Criminals know how low the risk of meaningful punishment is so they are more than willing to take the chance.

Dawn Marks
1 month ago

The left has made criminals into heros. Floyd has been made into one. Time we say just what these people are, criminals

Heidi
1 month ago

The left’s plan is a very bad one. Open borders to bring in illegals and criminals by the thousands are not limited to just illegals, but also terrorists from other countries. Take away our right to bear arms so we cannot defend ourselves, and defund the police so they cannot protect us. What is going on here! MSM media turns a blind eye to the Biden Admin tearing down this country on purpose. Allows BLM and Antifa to run amock. What an idea to turn this country socialist and then communist. Biden’s 45+ Executive Orders by a finger-pointing blame everyone but thee dictator ruins all of the great accomplishments of the Trump Administration that helped all of us. Biden has always been known to be a racist, but in the same breath, he calls Americans racist and literally demeans everyone. Now other countries are baffled as to why Biden is President, other countries laughing at us, other countries ready to pounce on us and take over. China already owns many corporations and millions of homes and land. Trump was doing an excellent job bringing back jobs, booting out foreign companies, protecting America, and keeping other countries in check. What the H**L is Biden and his cronies doing to America? How long until it is too late to save America and our values that make us great.

PurpleAngel
1 month ago
Reply to  Heidi

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Read the book “Patriots” by John Wesley-Rawles.

Rich
23 days ago
Reply to  Heidi

If conservatives don’t make any progress in 2022, it will definitely be too late.

Sharon L Smith
12 days ago
Reply to  Heidi

I think everyone knows exactly what the Biden administration is doing. They are selling The United States to the highest bidder which right now is China and they are preparing American citizens to live under communist rule.

RJ Richard
1 month ago

Everything that is going on to change our country & our freedom, is directly according to the age old Marxist play book!
For years we have been blind to what they are doing and we have not stopped them. Trump was the ONLY President who was going to crush them BUT the opposition took control of our election and saw to it that they would overthrow our country. We cannot wait any longer! We have to take our country back for our children and grandchildren ASAP!

Cheryl
1 month ago

Lawlessness has become acceptable. Our politicians are without scruples and integrity in politics is found in in very few. Common sense tells us that to defund police becomes part of the chaos in this our United States.

Nolan Conley
1 month ago
Reply to  Cheryl

Remember 50 years ago when we all went to the church of our choice to learn about morality and doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. God, Jesus, Salvation and forgiveness were a part of our daily lives…. not any more!

Rich
23 days ago
Reply to  Nolan Conley

So true! No respect for God, no respect for anything else.

ALLEN J ROBISON
1 month ago

The Socialist Democrat Party and it’s policies are meant to destroy this country from within by pitting Americans against Americans. Although the border crisis is bringing an army of criminals into our country to help create even more chaos.

Argee
1 month ago

Bring back the draft. Mandatory 2 years in the military will re-educate young people, teach them discipline. Maybe make patriotism cool again.

Nolan Conley
1 month ago
Reply to  Argee

I would give you a 1000 upvotes… but the system is rigged!

Mrs. O
1 month ago
Reply to  Argee

I would agree, except that Critical Race Theory is now required training in the military, and they’re weeding out “extremists” (by which they mean, Conservatives) while promoting progressive Lefties to leadership positions and actively recruiting people who value marches in Pride parades over strength and patriotism. These are dark days, indeed.

Michelle Dillard
1 month ago
Reply to  Mrs. O

This is true!!! My son joined the Air Force, made it 5 weeks and separated!

Why?

A story here is needed and a truth be known!

Our son wanted nothing more than to serve his country for the people by the people.

The be military manuals are out and in full swing and use in boot camp today.

The teachings are you support and protect the Government and that you must denounce yourself if white in color that you are racist and that you are to serve the government.

Many in his squadron were against this and spoke out In basic training and we’re punished by putting the under investigation.

Our son said he would not serve the government and that he joined to protect the people.

He was drilled and punished over this on basic.

He got out on seperation only coming home feeling betrayed and manipulated by not conforming.

He has spoke of many other horrible events while in basic, but the list is too long.

He came back not only heartbroken but now has a different outlook on this country’s future.

All he wanted was to serve honestly as his enlistment was Police Security.

He was told he could not go into Security and that his career field would change as they said he was not compliant enough and he rejected the indoctrinations!

We have the manual that is fresh off the print, needless to say, it brought years.

The teachings/ instructions is to turn on you/ us the people, we are fascist if we don’t agree with the new norm.. BLM, Anitifa, the new norm!

Thank God he made it home! And Woke….this country is vastly moving toward something very dark and evil.

Pray for our county, pray we as a free people will stand up against this tyranny and God help us all.

George Y
1 month ago
Reply to  Argee

Too late- the military is being turned into the new Woke Atmy!

Rich
23 days ago
Reply to  George Y

Any “revolution” by “we the people” will turn very nasty very fast. Only God can save this nation.

PTY
1 month ago

Democrats the promoters of moral decay in society. Everything that is happening is not an accident but planned chaos to destroy the moral fiber of this great country. Defunding the police is just the tip of the iceberg. Education system, 2nd amendment, open borders, stifling free speech, orchestrated racial attacks, tax increases, eliminating fossil fuel. This admin has waved a white flag of surrender to China, by its actions, emboldened China and weakened this country! When have we heard the words God, Family or Patriotism from this admin. God is the Government, The family as the Gov so defines it to be and Patriotism where one does not have to stand or recite the pledge and in the process destroy our historical monuments> The Democrats now Socialists could give a rats behind about the legacy they will leave for their children and grandchildren. It is all about living in the present moment of power and greed with America in 2nd place! 8.1 million jobs open and we cannot fill the jobs ..MORAL DECAY…would rather than stay home and wait for a Gov check? Gov take care of me from cradle to grave! Going just as planned!! With every so called entitlement one loses a portion of their freedom!
One proud veteran

Rich
23 days ago
Reply to  PTY

I totally agree, and as this administration continues to turn against Israel, they are shaking their fingers in the face of God. God will not allow this to continue indefinitely. Pray hard and pray for strength to endure.

Nedra Olson
1 month ago

I keep thinking…what goes through they (Oregon) Governor and Portland mayors mind when they wake up…well I guess I could go to work today…oh I can’t BLM and Antifa are still burning the capital…maybe tomorrow they will stop protesting. Guess I’ll work from home today.

PHILLIP SOLARZ
1 month ago

I think all of these are part and parcel to the problem, the biggest reason I see is that elected officials are not being held accountable when they break laws. This gives the incentive for others to join in on the criminal activity.

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