Blue states are slipping into total chaos.
High crime is one of many reasons why residents are flocking to red states.
Now Democrats in one state are pushing for an insane new law that’s driving residents mad.
Seattle is a socialist stronghold and a breeding ground for Antifa foot soldiers, so it comes as no surprise that lawlessness is running amok in the city.
Now two Washington state lawmakers – one of them representing part of Seattle – are pushing legislation to reduce the penalty for drive-by shootings.
The Post Millennial reports:
Washington state Democratic lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would lessen penalties for drive-by shooting murderers to “promote racial equity” in the criminal justice system even though the state has been ranked among the worst in the country for drive-by shootings. House Bill 1692, sponsored by Democratic representatives Tarra Simmons and David Hackney, was introduced to allegedly “…promote racial equity in the criminal legal system by eliminating drive-by shooting as a basis for elevating murder in the first degree to aggravated murder in the first degree.”
Why that would be priority legislation for any sane politician is anyone’s guess.
Left-wing Legislators and District Attorneys are hellbent on decarceration, even if it means putting more law-abiding citizens in danger.
They see that nonwhites are overrepresented in prison populations, thus action must be taken, but the same logic is not applied to the overrepresentation of nonwhites as victims of violent crimes.
The Post Millennial continued:
In the statement, Simmons claimed the aggravated murder charge in the case of a drive-by shooting has only been used once since it was enacted into law in 1995 in the case of Kimonti Carter. Carter became a gang member when he was 11 years old and committed burglary, car theft, possession of narcotics and more before his sixteenth birthday. In 1997, he was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for his involvement in a drive-by shooting which murdered a college student in Tacoma. Simmons said in the statement that he was a “…young Black man who has since turned his life around,” saying nothing of his victim who will never get his life back. She described Carter’s case as an example of “…systemic racism.”
Radical leftists have the utmost compassion for criminals, and seemingly none for their victims.
In the eyes of the Left, they’re all victims of society, therefore all of society must be dismantled and remade in their progressive image.
It’s an insane worldview that has grave consequences.
As a consequence, voters are moving away from the radical “defund the police” rhetoric.
Cities like Minneapolis and Oakland recently voted to add police funding in light of crime spikes, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed gave a fiery speech promising to end the trend of lawlessness in her city.
However, blue cities remain at war with themselves.
Residents are growing weary of the radical policies, but they keep electing the radical politicians.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.