Violent crime is spiking in big cities across the country.
Even voters in Democrat strongholds are yearning for more law and order.
And blue state residents of this historic American city just got a rude awakening to Democrats’ failed policies.
New York City residents voted to replace communist Mayor Bill de Blasio with former police officer Eric Adams.
Voters hoped that the moderate Democrat would curb the rising crime in the city, but New Yorkers just got a rude awakening.
Newly elected Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg says that only homicide and a handful of other violent felonies will result in prison sentencing.
Bragg in a leaked memorandum said:
“The Office will not seek a carceral sentence other than for homicide or other cases involving the death of a victim, a class B violent felony in which a deadly weapon causes serious physical injury, domestic violence felonies, sex offenses in Article 130 of the Penal Law, public corruption, rackets, or major economic crimes, including any attempt to commit any such offense under Article 110 of the Penal Law, unless required by law. For any charge of attempt to cause serious physical injury with a dangerous instrument, ADAs must obtain the approval of an ECAB supervisor to seek a carceral sentence.”
So criminals will essentially have carte blanche to commit property crimes and similar offenses.
New York is doubling down on the soft-on-crime policies of the 1970s and 1980s that made the city the domain of criminals until Rudy Giuliani was elected with a law-and-order mandate.
Bragg is another one of the George Soros-backed district attorneys who believe in decarceration under virtually all circumstances.
In Philadelphia, DA Larry Krasner has overseen the deadliest year in city history, and San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, the son of Weather Underground terrorists, is facing a recall effort in light of his aversion to enforcing the law.
The New York Post reported, “Soros also donated $1 million to Alvin Bragg’s successful DA campaign in Manhattan, funneling the cash through the Color of Change political action committee, according to public filings . . . Between 2015 and 2019, Soros and his affiliated political action committees spent more than $17 million on local DA races in support of left-wing candidates, according to the Capital Research Center, a non-profit that tracks lobbying and charitable giving. That number is expected to top $20 million in the last two years, according to estimates from the NLPC.”
Blue cities are getting more and more unlivable.
That’s why people are fleeing blue states in droves and settling in red states like Texas and Florida.
Expect that trend to continue as crime spirals out of control.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.