In a few short years, many American cities have transformed into dark and dangerous places.
Now what used to be a popular, thriving downtown metropolis has turned into a hair-raising area to venture through.
And a doctor left bleeding on a sidewalk is ripping Democrats in one big city over this massive failure.
Corey Judd and his friend Dr. Mary Costantino were walking down a sidewalk in Portland, Oregon when a metal water bottle came flying out of nowhere.
In that instant, the drink container morphed into a dangerous weapon, striking Costantino in the face with enough force to render her unconscious.
Surveillance video later revealed that the attack happened lightning fast, as it captured someone flinging the bottle and speeding across railroad tracks in a mere three seconds.
“This is the Wild West,” Judd later told Fox News.
“What strikes me is just the randomness of this,” he added. “This was not a bad part of town. It’s not a bad block. This is a very public place where you get on the train.”
Immediately after the attack took place, the two called 911 to report the violent—and apparently random—attack.
But despite the serious nature of what had just taken place, the police never showed up.
They waited 20 minutes before giving up and leaving the scene of the attack.
“We’re left on our own to figure it out,” Judd explained. “My short time in Portland after that, it kind of made me think, I can’t recall seeing a police car the entire weekend.”
Dr. Costantino also spoke to Fox News, telling the outlet that she doesn’t blame the police for not showing up—it’s an impossible situation created by leftist city leaders and the voters who put them in power.
“We don’t have enough police force to protect our citizens,” she explained. “We did this to ourselves.”
She’s not the only crime victim who has found herself left on the sidewalk without any sort of help from law enforcement for long stretches of time.
Back in 2012, it only took an average of six minutes for police to arrive on the scene for any sort of urgent situation, but now citizens typically wait more than 10 minutes while dispatchers scramble to find officers to send.
The average response time for “high priority” calls is nearly 20 minutes.
It’s not the weapon but rather who wields it
Meanwhile, rather than make citizens safer, Oregon Democrats are obsessed with pushing increasingly strict gun laws.
But as Costantino experienced first-hand, it’s not the weapon, but the criminal wielding it who makes something dangerous.
And since she was seriously injured by a water bottle rather than a gun, it’s unlikely anyone will ever bother to find and punish her assailant.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.