Violent crime is up across the country.
Blue cities represent the biggest jumps in crime by a wide margin.
And a Democrat Mayor of this historic American city made a shocking admission about the crime wave ripping it apart.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams replaced communist Bill de Blasio on the promise of being a moderate.
New Yorkers voted in Adams, a former police officer, over radical candidates who wanted to go even further left.
Initially, Adams shrugged off the notion that he would be a law and order Mayor.
After a woman was murdered when she was pushed in front of a subway car, Adams said that “New Yorkers are safe on the subway system . . . What we must do is remove the perception of fear.”
The murder outraged a city that was already fed up with increased crime.
Adams has now pivoted and admitted that he even felt uncomfortable when riding the subway.
Adams confessed, “On day one, I took the subway system, I felt unsafe. I saw homeless everywhere. People were yelling on the trains. There was a feeling of disorder. So as we deal with the crime problem, we also have to deal with the fact people feel unsafe.”
Crime increased by a whopping 30% last year, the largest one-year jump in history.
Democrats have begun to take note as their constituents have either raised concerns, or moved to red states altogether.
Adams added, “We’re going to drive down crime and we’re going to make sure New Yorkers feel safe in our subway system, and they don’t feel that way now. I don’t feel that way when I take the train every day or when I’m moving throughout our transportation system.”
However, Adams could find himself at odds with progressive district attorney Alvin Bragg, another far-left prosecutor bankrolled by George Soros.
Bragg essentially said that his office would only be prosecuting murders and a handful of other violent crimes, as well as financial crimes.
But Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies invite more crime, and create the sense of unease and disorder that Adams experienced when he rode the subway.
Perhaps no city represents this more accurately than San Francisco.
District Attorney Chesa Boudin, another Soros stooge who’s facing a recall effort, refuses to prosecute property crimes, so misdemeanor thefts (under $950) go unpunished.
The problem has gotten so bad, over a dozen Walgreens pharmacies have left the Bay Area due to crime.
Adams and other Democrats are going to have to get serious about solving the crime problem, or their voters will solve it for them by electing Republicans.