Conservatives are cheering these vandals on after Democrat snowflakes issued a manhunt in pursuit of them

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Left-wing governments have largely turned a blind eye to rising crime in their cities.

Only a handful of crimes get their leaders’ attention.

And Democrats issued a manhunt for one insane reason.

Democrat strongholds have been introducing pro-crime policies for years.

District attorneys backed by George Soros have created a revolving door of repeat criminals getting put back on the street.

Crime against the Left

However, crimes that violate the “woke” religion of Progressivism get met with the full weight of the government.

Individuals in Spokane, Washington vandalized a crosswalk decorated with the LGBTQ+ flag, and the city flew into a panic.

 

Spokane Fire Department Cpt. Lee Venning said, “We had something similar occur last year that turned into some pretty major fires. So we take this pretty seriously. We’re going to try to dig into this and figure out who did it and why.”

Spokane Mayor Lisa Brown commented, “I unequivocally denounce such behavior and look forward to those responsible being brought to justice. To the LGBTQ+ community, please know that I stand in solidarity with you against all forms of discrimination and prejudice.”

A similar incident occurred last year near Seattle where a vehicle vandalized a Pride crosswalk by skidding over the flag.

The act of vandalism drew considerable attention.

And in Tampa, Florida, there is currently a manhunt for a driver who did “donuts” on a Pride crosswalk by skidding in circles.

The St. Petersburg Police Department released in a statement, “Over the last week, two different vehicles have left tire marks damaging the Progressive Pride street mural at the 2500 Central Avenue roundabout.”

Democrat Mayor Ken Welch also made a statement that read, “In light of the recent vandalism targeting our Progressive Pride flag mural, I want to emphasize that there is no place for hate in St. Petersburg.”

Summer of Floyd vandalism

While vandalism should not be tolerated, the selective outrage from the Left is quite telling.

These same leftists cheered on protesters—and rioters—during the 2020 George Floyd protests.

They excused and even celebrated the destruction of statues and buildings.

Statues of the Founding Fathers were graffitied and torn down.

Police precincts were occupied and burned to the ground.

Not even churches were safe.

In Portland, Antifa terrorists firebombed a courthouse for weeks.

In Seattle, leftists created an autonomous zone, and the city abandoned a police department.

It was even celebrated by former Mayor Jenny Durkan, who likened the takeover to a “Summer of Love,” until people started getting killed.

The Left are comfortable with vandalism so long as it does not violate their “woke” precepts.

Conservatives, libertarians, and even sane people on the Left do not tolerate lawlessness.

As for the Pride crosswalk in Spokane, $15,000 has already been raised to clean it up.

The Seattle Times reported that roughly “$7,500 was raised by Spokane Arts and Spokane Pride through a crowdfunding campaign on both websites. . .Another $7,500 was given by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane.”

If only the Left cared about applying law and order across the board.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

Even Elizabeth Warren was stunned after Boston lawmakers flew off the rails with this idea

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Violent crime exploded following the death of George Floyd in May 2020. 

Four years later, many American communities continue to reel from violent crime. 

And even Elizabeth Warren was stunned by the idea Boston lawmakers just cooked up.

Boston lawmakers just signaled that they are not prepared to take crime seriously any time soon 

Out-of-control crime plagues most American cities, causing millions of Americans to live in a constant state of fear. 

Democrat lawmakers often dismiss these legitimate concerns, chalking them up as Republican talking points. 

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu for example has declared her support for abolishing known gang member registries, and even the decriminalization of theft. 

In a recently uncovered survey form filled out in 2021, Wu proudly declared her support for eliminating the Boston police gang database, establishing and maintaining a do-not-prosecute list, and even the “de-militarization” of the police.

According to Wu, this means banning law enforcement’s use of guns, tear gas, rubber bullets, and attack dogs. 

This survey, titled, “2021 Boston Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire” was sent to Wu from the radical “Progressive Massachusetts” group which operates as a 501c4 non-profit. 

Many 501(c)(4) nonprofits rely on surveys to educate voters through “issue advocacy,” since these groups cannot campaign or “electioneer.” 

As Wu declared in her “2021 Boston Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire” survey, she hopes to virtually gut the Boston police force, barring them from using even non-lethal force to apprehend violent criminals. 

Wu also wishes to practically decriminalize theft and other crimes, using a do not prosecute list to ensure that career criminals never face accountability for the crimes they commit. 

In many crime-ridden cities across the country, repeat offenders often represent the most significant challenge to law enforcement officers. 

It does not help that lawmakers such as Michelle Wu support laws that make it even tougher to apprehend these career criminals. 

Michelle Wu came under fire last December after holding a holiday party exclusively for elected officials of color. 

This racially exclusive party came to light after a staffer named Denise DosSantos accidentally sent the invitation to all city officials, including White ones. 

DosSantos issued an apology, stating, “I wanted to apologize for my previous email regarding a Holiday Party for tomorrow.” 

“I did send that to everyone by accident and I apologize if my email may have offended or came across as so. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused,” the flustered staffer added. 

Wu never apologized for hosting the racially exclusive party, deflecting accusations of racism. 

Radical lawmakers like Michelle Wu represent a formidable threat to the future of America 

In urban centers all across America, radical leftists like Michelle Wu have taken power. 

These leftists proudly boast about dismantling law enforcement, giving power to dangerous criminals who want nothing more than to destroy society. 

If people like Michelle Wu got their way, America would cease to exist as you know it. 

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

General Hospital star is the latest to come to terms with Los Angeles’s crime surge

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Violence and chaos have consumed the streets of America’s urban centers. 

Nobody is safe, regardless of where you live and what areas you try to avoid. 

And this General Hospital star is the latest to come to terms with Los Angeles’s crime surge. 

Los Angeles has become one of America’s violent crime capitals 

Throughout the 20th century, people from all over flocked to Los Angeles for its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and bountiful opportunities. 

Decades of Democrat control have turned Los Angeles into a crime-ridden hellscape, full of homeless encampments and violent criminals. 

General Hospital star Johnny Wactor learned this the hard way after catching a criminal in the act of stealing his catalytic converter at 3 A.M. Sunday morning at his downtown home. 

As Wactor attempted to deter the thief, the thief opened fire on Wactor, killing him on the scene. 

Scarlett Wactor, the mother of Johnny Wactor, spoke out to Los Angeles’ ABC 7 on the matter. 

According to Scarlett, her son thought that somebody was trying to tow his car and simply went to check on it as anybody would. 

Three individuals were seen at the scene of the crime wearing face masks and remain at large. 

Wactor’s manager, Marco Cuadros, released a statement following his death, saying that, “Johnny Wactor was such a kind soul, a talented actor and an inspiration to those around him.”

He went on to tell his friends, family, and fans that, “His professionalism, his enthusiasm and love for his craft was infectious and made him such a joy to work with. He pursued his dreams and achieved them, all the while remaining a good human being caring for others.”

Sofia Mattsson, who played the role of Wactor’s wife on General Hospital issued her own statement, adding “My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard-working and humble.”

“We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there,” the distraught actress added. 

Catalytic converter thefts have increased all across America over the last several years, prompting many cities to take action on this specific crime. 

Thieves target catalytic converters due to their high resale value, which usually sits at several hundred dollars.

Los Angeles officials remain silent as Wactor and his loved ones grieve

The shooting death of Johnny Wactor shows that many criminals are willing to kill somebody over items worth just a few hundred dollars. 

Instead of targeting these sorts of heartless criminals, many elected officials such as Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass want to keep these sorts of thugs on the street. 

Some elected officials such as Boston Mayor Michelle Wu even want to decriminalize theft, opening the door for more attacks such as this one. 

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

Robert De Niro embarrassed himself with his worst Trump-deranged meltdown yet

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Trump Derangement Syndrome is very real.

It has rotted the brains of millions, including Hollywood actor Robert De Niro.

And De Niro embarrassed himself with his worst Trump-deranged meltdown yet.

Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro has tarnished his legacy over the past eight years.

Instead of being synonymous with stellar performances in Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, or The Godfather Part II, he has become known for his childish rants about Donald Trump.

Worst role of De Niro’s career

De Niro has gone on countless public tirades about Trump, but his last outburst was his most embarrassing.

The Biden campaign wanted to make a stump speech outside of Donald Trump’s absurd hush-money trial and sent out De Niro as a surrogate in place of Joe Biden.

Sadly, De Niro was as unconvincing as Biden would have been.

He said, “Under Trump, this kind of government will perish from the earth. I don’t mean to scare you. No, no, wait, maybe I do mean to scare you. If Trump returns to the White House, you can kiss these freedoms goodbye that we all take for granted. And elections? Forget about it. That’s over. That’s done. If he gets in, I can tell you right now, he will never leave. He will never leave. You know that. He will never leave.”

 

This talking point is so absurd.

Only TDS-addled Democrats believe that Trump will never leave office, as if such a thing would even be possible.

It’s unclear exactly how Trump would be able to cancel national elections.

At another point, he said that Trump belonged in jail.

De Niro commented, “The fact is whether he’s acquitted, whether it’s hung jury, whatever it is, he is guilty, and we all know it.”

This flies in the face of innocent until proven guilty.

 Worse yet, the charges against Trump were absurd.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg had to create a crime in order to charge a felony against Trump, and Democrat Judge Juan Merchan is playing along.

De Niro needs better writers

De Niro continued, “I’ve never seen a guy get out of so many things, and we all know this. Everybody in the world knows this.”

That’s because the court cases against Trump are nonsense.

When asked if Trump belonged in jail, De Niro said, “I sure do. Absolutely.”

He also referenced the preposterous E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against Trump where New York Democrats temporarily suspended the statute of limitations for lawsuits against alleged sexual assault perpetrators or facilitators.

De Niro said, “He directs the mob to do his dirty work for him. . .Just a couple of blocks from here a jury found him liable for sexual abuse.”

At other moments, he got into a heated back-and-forth with members of the crowd.

 

If Democrats think that trotting out De Niro is going to shift the polls in Biden’s favor, they’ve got another thing coming.

Most people have already made up their minds about Biden and Trump.

If Trump runs a disciplined campaign, he has a very good shot at a second term.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

California Democrats are going after plastic bags again but this time they’re even more radical

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Governance in the formerly Golden State is now broken, and the signs are everywhere.

Crime rates and taxes are sky high but political leaders are focusing instead on trivialities.

Now California Democrats are going after plastic bags again but this time they’re even more radical.

California had previously banned the use of traditional plastic bags from grocery stores.

But those who foisted the ban on the public have now been forced to admit that their big government solution only compounded the problem they had sought to fix.

Now, naturally, rather than reversing course, the leftist officials are simply doubling down.

The state legislature has now voted to ban even the so-called “reusable” plastic bags after the original ban failed to reduce pollution.

The plastic bag ban was another big government “oopsie”

State Sen. Catherine Blakespear (D), the bill’s author, said in a statement, “California’s original ban on plastic bags hasn’t worked out as planned, and sadly, the state’s plastic bag waste has increased dramatically since it went into effect. California must do its part to eliminate this scourge that is contaminating our environment.”

As a result of the seeming miscalculation, California’s legislature passed two bills that would prohibit grocers from providing “reusable” bags that are made of plastic film to their customers.

The legislation would allow stores to offer reusable bags made of cloth or other non-plastic materials.

The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) found that there has been a 47% increase in plastic bag waste since 2014, partially because of the ban on single-use shopping bags.

CALPIRG found that the overall tonnage of discarded bags rose from 4.08 per 1,000 people in 2014 to 5.89 per 1,000 people in 2021, a record high. 

The actual tonnage of plastic waste increased 50% during the same period.

 

That’s because the newer bags, which typically cost 10 cents, had been made thicker to meet technical specifications for “reusable,” but usually were not reused. 

“Reusable” plastic bags are at least four times thicker than typical single-use plastic bags. 

Adding insult to injury, during the COVID lockdown, groceries, restaurant dishes and other products were delivered to consumers’ doors, often in thick plastic bags.

Jenn Engstrom is the state director of CALPIRG and she said in a statement, “California’s current bag ban law, which allows businesses to replace thin plastic bags with supposedly reusable ones at checkout, clearly is not working.”

Engstrom continued, “Plastic companies mass-producing thicker bags circumvent the law’s intent. Then, inevitably, discarded bags pollute our communities and environment. We’re thankful the state legislature is taking action to finally ban plastic grocery bags once and for all.”

New Jersey pols also jumped on the bag ban bandwagon without thinking

Similar miscalculations occurred in other left-leaning states that implemented plastic bag bans.

New Jersey banned single-use plastic and paper bags in all stores and food service businesses in 2022.

While the law was cheered by “environmental groups” and the total number of plastic bags decreased 60 percent to 894 million bags, the alternative thicker bags ended up having a much larger carbon footprint.

It turned out that the state’s consumption of plastic for bags increased by three times.

In the end, the plastic bag ban just demonstrates what happens when politicians rush into regulating without thinking through whether their goals will be attained.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

Oregon conservatives who want to split from the leftist state just got some good news

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Life isn’t easy for those in states along the left coast who don’t share a radical worldview.

That has led to a movement by some to change their situation.

Now Oregon conservatives who want to split from the leftist state just got some good news.

Residents of Crook County, Oregon often feel like they are living in a completely different world from their state’s cohabitants farther west.

While the Beaver State voted for Joe Biden margin of 56-40% in the 2020 election, largely because of Stalinesque margins in big cities like Portland, the vote in the conservative eastern half of the state was decidedly different.

In Crook County, the vote was 73-24% for Donald Trump.

Last week, voters in the conservative county passed a “Greater Idaho” measure that would support starting negotiations to secede from the leftist-dominated state.

With such stark differences in favored policies between Portland and the sparsely populated east, the move makes a lot of sense.

The movement for secession is gaining steam.

Having supported the measure with 53% of the vote, Crook County is now the 13th Oregon County to approve such a measure.

Secession proponent: “The people are the ones in charge, and it’s time for the leaders representing them to follow through”

Mike McCarter is president of the Greater Idaho group and is calling on the state’s political leaders to take notice.

He said, “For the last three years we’ve been going directly to voters and asking them what they want for their state government.  What they’re telling us through these votes is that they want their leaders to move the border.  In our system, the people are the ones in charge, and it’s time for the leaders representing them to follow through.”

The Greater Idaho group’s website claims that the border between Oregon and Idaho “was established 163 years ago and is now outdated. It makes no sense in its current location because it doesn’t match the location of the cultural divide in Oregon.”

In a statement addressing the vote, Greater Idaho Executive Director Matt McCaw said, “The voters of eastern Oregon have spoken loudly and clearly about their desire to see border talks move forward.  With this latest result in Crook County, there’s no excuse left for the Legislature and Governor to continue to ignore the people’s wishes.”

McCaw continued, “We call on the Governor, Speaker of the House, and Senate President to sit down with us and discuss next steps towards changing governance for eastern Oregonians, as well as for the legislature to begin holding hearings on what a potential border change will look like.”

While the vote was a step in the right direction for secession proponents, an uphill battle remains.

Other communities could be paving the way

Moving the border would require the approval of both Oregon and Idaho state legislatures as well as the U.S. Congress.

Still, some recent trends elsewhere in the country offer a glimmer of hope.

Last month, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled 4-3 in favor of the proposed City of St. George.

This occurred after a vote where 54% of those casting ballots decided to form a new city independent from Baton Rouge.

Organizers there are now in the process of building a new city government.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

Governor used one jaw-dropping word to describe Gavin Newsom

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Gavin Newsom has badly mismanaged his state and angered residents.

His colleagues are not too fond of him, either.

And a Republican Governor used one jaw-dropping word to describe Newsom.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is not particularly popular.

Newsom had to face a recall election, and was rescued by national Democrats who waged a nasty smear campaign against Republican challenger Larry Elder.

Newsom has made many missteps as Mayor of San Francisco and Governor, ranging from the personal—having an affair with the wife of a friend and staffer—to the political, such as dining at the French Laundry while he locked down restaurants in all of California during COVID.

Spilling the tea

And New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu let it slip that Newsom is not too popular among fellow governors, either.

During an event at the Reagan Institute Summit on Education in Washington, D.C., Sununu said that “almost all the governors get along” and that “there’s really only been maybe two — maybe a third — but two governors that really nobody liked, nobody cared for at all.” 

At the urging of the interviewer, Sununu revealed, “I gotta be honest, no one cares for Gavin. Gavin is just a prick. He just is. . .It’s really disappointing.” 

That has not stopped Newsom from rising the ranks of the Democrat Party.

He has clearly been auditioning for the presidency over the past couple of years.

Sununu added, “They won’t tell you out loud, but behind closed doors, they’re like, ‘Oh, god, look who’s coming’. . .They all roll their eyes.”

Sununu also unloaded on the other colleague that no one likes, disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

He said, “Andrew Cuomo. Complete jacka**. No one liked him.”

 

Sununu’s confession dovetails with what others have said about Cuomo.

Cuomo scandals

Democrats were champing at the bit to take him down amid multiple scandals during the end of his reign as the Governor of New York.

Cuomo sent COVID-positive patients back into nursing homes, then covered up the death totals.

However, he was ultimately brought down by sexual harassment allegations.

The first was made by former staffer Lindsey Boylan.

She wrote in a blog post, “‘Let’s play strip poker.’ I should have been shocked by the Governor’s crude comment, but I wasn’t. . .[A] former Cuomo staffer confided to me that she, too, had been the subject of the Governor’s workplace harassment. . .In a few tweets, I told the world what a few close friends, family members and my therapist had known for years: Andrew Cuomo abused his power as Governor to sexually harass me, just as he had done with so many other women.”

Other women came forward, and he ultimately stepped down.

On top of his bad behavior, Cuomo had made too many enemies.

The Cuomo scandal also brought down his brother Chris, who was fired from CNN for using his journalistic position to help Andrew.

To Newsom’s credit, he has not been forced to resign in disgrace like Cuomo, but he certainly embarrassed himself during his debate with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

Top university is endangering lives with one disturbing “woke” initiative that will leave you shocked

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Far-left radicals have had free reign on college campuses for decades.

And the chickens are coming home to roost.

Now a top university is endangering lives with one disturbing “woke” initiative.

The Left has adopted the “woke” trinity of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusivity) as their means to bring about equality of outcome.

The materialist Marxism of the past has long been discredited, so leftists began gravitating toward cultural Marxism.

Instead of dividing people by class, the Left divides people by race, sex, sexuality, gender identity, et cetera.

By attempting to get equal outcomes based on identity politics, the “woke” bean counters have to lower standards in some areas because there is not a proportional distribution of talent in every single endeavor.

University DEI failure

Universities around the country have lowered standards for “under-represented” groups, particularly fields such as STEM, in order to goose their DEI numbers.

This has happened for years, but it’s starting to be a serious problem because lives are literally on the line.

UCLA Medical School lowered standards to increase black enrollment, and the result has been the degradation of the professional school’s ranking.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that “when it came time for the admissions committee to consider one such student in November 2021—a black applicant with grades and test scores far below the UCLA average—some members of the committee felt that this particular candidate, based on the available evidence, was not the best fit for the top-tier medical school, according to two people present for the committee’s meeting. Their reservations were not well-received.”

Jennifer Lucero, the dean of admissions, unloaded on the admissions officers who raised concerns about the applicant in question.

Lucero said, “Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?”

Leftists have adopted the idea that black patients need black doctors in order to receive quality care.

It’s an absurd notion.

Black patients need qualified doctors, just like everyone else.

Lucero added that the candidate’s scores were not relevant because “we need people like this in the medical school.”

UCLA Med in decline

That is incredibly dangerous thinking.

One of the admissions officials wrote in an email, “We are not consistent in the way we apply the metrics to these applicants. . .This is troubling.”

Sending substandard doctors out into the real world could get someone killed.

The official added, “I wondered. . .if this applicant had been [a] white male, or [an] Asian female for that matter, [whether] we would have had that much discussion.”

Since Lucero’s hiring, UCLA Med has slipped in the U.S. News & World Report rankings from 6th to 18th.

An admissions committee member told The Free Beacon, “I have students on their rotation who don’t know anything. . .People get in and they struggle.”

Researchers have long written about the “mismatch” principle where an applicant gets admitted to a program that’s too demanding and fails, whereas he or she could have succeeded at a less competitive school and learned at a proper pace.

A UCLA faculty member said, “I wouldn’t normally talk to a reporter. . .But there’s no way to stop this without embarrassing the medical school.”

These problems are only going to get worse so long as “woke” administrators are given carte blanche.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

Eric Adams flew off the handle after seeing this revealing crime report

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If you have ever visited the Big Apple then you can probably remember the first time you laid eyes on that unmistakable skyline.

No other city in the world can compare to New York City, which explains why so many people visit and live there. 

But Eric Adams flew off the handle after seeing this revealing crime report.

New York’s crime problem is destroying its tourism industry 

Like many other large cities, tourism accounts for a significant part of New York City’s economy.

New York City has a lot to offer, between its world-class dining selections, jaw-dropping museums, and beautiful parks.

However, crime has completely overwhelmed the Big Apple in recent years.

New York’s crime problem impacts nearly every neighborhood of New York City, and victims range from infants to senior citizens. 

According to a report released on Thursday from New York’s comptroller office, crime has had a devastating impact on New York’s tourism industry. 

According to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, roughly 62.2 million people visited New York City last year as compared to 2019’s 66.6 million visitors.

DiNapoli released a statement along with the report, which argues that crime has destroyed New York City’s tourism infrastructure over the last several years.

On Thursday, DiNapoli told the press, “Our city and state leaders need to focus on keeping New York a desirable and safe destination for individuals and families from around the world.”

The report itself claims that “Some visitors may also be hesitant to return amid perceptions of crime and public safety in the City.” 

More specifically, the report points to failed measures from Mayor Eric Adams and New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

Primarily Hochul’s attempt to secure the subways by putting National Guard troops in the subway.

Furthermore, the report explains that foreign tourism in particular has dipped nearly 14% since the pandemic. 

Experts attribute this dip to the fact that foreign tourists have become targets for criminals in recent years. 

Many foreign tourists fear that visiting New York City will put a target on their back, making them victims of theft or violent crime. 

Other tourism-related industry leaders have also emphasized the decline in tourism in recent years, including NYC Hotel Association CEO Vijay Dandapani.

The New York Post quoted Dandapani’s recent claims that, “The hotel industry not only lags its numbers of 2019, a benchmark year for most industries, but also lags its competitors in other major international gateway cities like London and Paris. Both of those markets surpassed their 2019 numbers in 2023.”

New York City could face significant economic hardship if changes are not made swiftly.

Without a thriving tourism industry, local businesses struggle to make ends meet.

This includes hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and other businesses that need tourists in order to survive.

Instead of getting a grip on crime, New York officials such as District Attorney Alvin Bragg have focused their energy on political hit jobs such as the Trump trial.

As crime soars in the Big Apple, experts warn that the economy could face major repercussions.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story. 

Colorado killer arsonist caught after burning down wrong house in an eye-popping revenge scheme gone wrong

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It was a horrific crime that was later revealed to be completely senseless.

Because of it, an entire community will never be the same again.

Now a Colorado killer arsonist has been caught after burning down the wrong house in a revenge gone wrong.

Back in 2021, local Denver TV station ABC-7 showed a fire at a Denver home and what appeared to be three suspects wearing hoodies and masks.

A firefighter revealed to the TV station that five people were found dead inside the home that night.

Djibril Diol, 29, Adja Diol, 23, and their 22-month-old daughter, Khadija Diol all perished in the fire, in addition to Hassan Diol, 25, and her 6-month-old daughter, Hawa Beye.

Three other people leaped from a second-floor window to escape and suffered broken bones.

Authorities eventually found the trio responsible for the blaze.

Dillon Siebert was just 14 years old at the time of the fire.

He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention and seven years in a state prison program for young inmates.

Gavin Seymour, 19, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree murder.

The third suspect in the case is Kevin Bui, who was 16 at the time but is now 20 years old.

He was allegedly the leader of the group that ignited the blaze that killed the Senegalese family.

A grotesque blaze was set to get even for a stolen iPhone

The especially chilling part to his actions is that they all stemmed from a “barbaric revenge plot” for Bui to find his stolen iPhone.

According to CBS Colorado, Bui was robbed in a Denver park of his personal items, including his phone.

He made his way to the home after using the “Find my iPhone” app to locate it and then set the blaze.

He later admitted to police that the arson was staged as “part of a plan to get even.”

It turns out that even though the app located the phone at the home, the family living there had no connection to it.

Bui was prosecuted as an adult, and he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. 

He had previously faced 60 other charges, but those were dropped due to a plea deal that proposes keeping him in jail for 60 years.

Bui is scheduled for sentencing in July.

Denver is an increasingly unsafe city

New information shows that Denver has become a markedly more violent city in recent years.

Aggravated assaults have nearly doubled since 2012.

This marks the fastest rate of growth of any city with more than half a million residents.

Denver Police say there have been 4,790 aggravated assaults in the last year, up from 2,463 in 2012.

Worse yet, homicides have tripled in the last decade and now happen roughly twice a week, rising from 31 in 2014 to 90 in 2022, according to FBI data.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.