America’s largest cities are in chaos.
But politicians don’t seem to have any answers.
Crime rates are soaring in major cities. Now Democrats are asking residents to do something unheard of in America.
In 2020, the murder rate increased by a jaw-dropping 30 percent, the largest one-year hike in the nation’s history.
Sadly, the uptick in violence has not abated.
It’s gotten so bad in Los Angeles, officials are warning people not to wear expensive jewelry in public.
USA Today reported that “police are warning people that wearing expensive jewelry in public could make them a target for thieves — a note of caution as robberies are up citywide . . . In the city of LA, robberies are up 18% year-to-date compared to 2021. Robberies with a firearm are up 44% in the same time period across the city.”
The warning came off the heels of a brazen jewelry store robbery in broad daylight where thieves made off with millions in merchandise.
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) March 22, 2022
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement, “Over the last year there has been a marked increase of armed robberies involving victims wearing expensive jewelry while in public. If it is visible, it can be a target.”
But it’s not just people wearing expensive jewelry in public.
In 2021, there were well over 100 follow-home robberies where thieves trailed customers home from high-end stores and shops.
The terrifying rise in violence was highlighted by the murder of Beverly Hills resident Jacqueline Avant, wife of famed music producer Clarence Avant.
The shocking murder even caused liberal Beverly Hills residents to arm themselves.
Resident Debbie Mizrahie said, “I’ve always been anti-gun . . . But I am right now in the process of getting myself shooting lessons because I now understand that there may be a need for me to know how to defend myself and my family. We’re living in fear.”
Los Angeles residents are getting a taste of anarcho-tyranny.
Criminals run rampant (anarchy) while law-abiding citizens get harassed with fines and burdensome regulations and mandates (tyranny).
Joel Glucksman, a private security executive explained, “Even hardcore leftist Democrats who said to me in the past, ‘I’ll never own a gun’ are calling me asking about firearms . . . I’d say there has been an increase of 80 percent in the number of requests I’m getting this year.”
Liberals are finally getting fed up now that they’re faced with the ramifications of their own ideology.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.