George Soros has installed far-left prosecutors around the country.
The consequences have been deadly.
And this Soros-backed District Attorney was humiliated after being forced to admit one failure in this statement.
Violent crime spiked in 2020 due to COVID hysteria and the months-long George Floyd riots.
The jump in crime was the worst one-year increase in American history.
But the Democrats and their media allies are looking at the problem backward.
CNN recently wrote a piece pushing for gun control, and it tried to link the rise in violent crime to the rise of gun sales in 2020 and 2021.
CNN reported that “the covid-19 pandemic shut down schools, businesses, and critical social services nationwide, leaving many low-income people isolated and desperate — facing the loss of their jobs, homes, or both. The same year, police murdered George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, which released pent-up fury over racial discrimination by law enforcement, education, and other institutions — sparking nationwide protests and calls to cut police funding. In the midst of this racial reckoning and facing the threats of an unknown and deadly virus, Americans bought even more guns, forcing some cities, such as Raleigh, North Carolina; Chicago; New York City; and Oakland, to confront a new wave of violent crime.”
According to CNN, buying the guns “forced” cities to “confront a new wave of violent crime.”
But the people buying the guns were law-abiding citizens in response to the big jump in violent crime.
In 2020, 40% of the gun purchases were made by first-time gun owners.
Those were not the people taking to the streets and committing violent crimes
In Oakland, Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price, one of the radical prosecutors bankrolled by George Soros, said, “We are in a unique, crazy time where everybody in this community has a gun.”
People have guns because pro-crime prosecutors like Price keep putting violent criminals back on the streets.
The problem has gotten so bad that the Oakland chapter of the NAACP called out city officials.
The group wrote in a letter to city leadership, “Oakland residents are sick and tired of our intolerable public safety crisis that overwhelmingly impacts minority communities. Murders, shootings, violent armed robberies, home invasions, car break-ins, sideshows, and highway shootouts have become a pervasive fixture of life in Oakland. We call on all elected leaders to unite and declare a state of emergency and bring together massive resources to address our public safety crisis.”
Instead of keeping violent criminals in jail, the Democrats and their media allies want to blame law-abiding citizens who purchased guns during a historic crime wave.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.