Examples of how states and cities run by far-left Democrats are mismanaged are everywhere.
It stems from misplaced priorities and blind ideology but lately they’ve kicked things up a notch.
Now blue states are giving important jobs to illegals and the details will make your head spin.
Cities and states run by the far-left have been on a bad path for years and decades.
The results of decades of implementing these radical policies are obvious and often appalling.
But as bad as these policies have been for innocent law-abiding members of these communities, conditions have gotten even worse in the last three years.
That’s because of what happened in the wake of what was very likely a drug overdose death of George Floyd.
Leftist made sure to not let a crisis go to waste
Floyd’s death was used as a rallying cry for radicals to implement drastic changes to laws in many communities that would have otherwise been more difficult to achieve under normal circumstances.
Never content to let a crisis, whether real or manufactured, go to waste, leftists used the civil unrest of the time to agitate for releasing prisoners from jails and instituting cashless bail to keep criminals off the streets.
Naturally, with more criminals roaming free instead of behind bars, gun crimes have increased, and that has led to calls for restricting gun rights for the law-abiding.
Corporate media’s rush to immediately convict every cop for every interaction with a suspect in the realm of public opinion has contributed to a negative public perception of police.
Given this set of events it’s little wonder that the prospects of a career in law-enforcement are far less enticing to young men than had been the case in prior decades.
Leftist demonization of cops has directly contributed to the police shortage
According to the New York Post, the NYPD’s police force will be reduced to just 29,000 cops by the end of next year.
This would be the lowest number of officers in over a quarter century, even as the city has seen 100,000 illegal immigrants arrive in just the past two years.
But the problem isn’t just limited to New York as countless other Democrat-run “sanctuary cities” are in the same boat.
To make up for the police shortage, Chicago and Hawaii have been hiring illegal immigrants with work visas as cops.
The illegal immigrants hired as police must be part of the DACA crowd, meaning that they had to have arrived in the country as kids and have been living in the U.S. Since 2007.
That practice has also extended to Los Angels, the country’s second largest city.
But that has rubbed many the wrong way.
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told Fox News that the practice of hiring DACA recipients in that county is a sign of poor leadership and directly because of fewer citizen applicants.
Villanueva said, “I think it’s an acknowledgment that the political establishment has destroyed the ability to recruit. I think this is an ill-advised policy, and it all goes to lowering hiring standards. I support legal immigrants becoming citizens and then joining the force but hiring DACA recipients is putting the cart before the horse.”
This practice presents a whole host of problems, not the least of which is that many Americans will not like getting arrested or even stopped by someone who broke the law to enter the U.S.
In the end, it’s just one more reason why the Biden administration’s nonexistent approach to border security needs to be reckoned with on Election Day.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.