Crime in Democrat-run cities is completely out of control.
Even hosts on MSNBC can see what’s happening.
Now MSNBC shockingly told the truth about crime and leftists immediately lost it.
Al Sharpton is one of the most inflammatory members of the Left.
He constantly sows seeds of hatred and division, but even he is fed up with lawlessness in Democrat-run cities.
Sharpton went on Twitter and teased an MSNBC segment where he discussed criminals stealing ten steaks from a Trader Joe’s.
Sharpton understands that high crime will hurt Democrats in the Midterm elections, but he’s also annoyed by the lawlessness on a personal level.
Sharpton said during his segment, “You go into a local pharmacy, a Duane Reade or Rite Aid, you got to get some help to assist you . . . They have the little button, they get the buzzer and the guy comes over and unlocks your toothpaste. I mean we are talking about basic stuff here.”
It’s absurd that basic items like toothpaste have to be locked up in order to prevent theft.
Shoplifting has gotten out of control because of pro-crime policies and far-left district attorneys funded by George Soros.
But far-left 1619 Project author Nikole Hannah-Jones chastised Sharpton for his commonsense take.
Hannah-Jones tweeted, “This drumbeat for continued mass incarceration is really horrific to watch . . . A person stealing steak is not national news, and there have always been thefts from stores. This is how you legitimize the carceral state.”
This idotic rhetoric is the basis for pro-crime policies wrecking big cities.
Leftists like Hannah-Jones seem to think that there are zero consequences to theft.
Many pharmacies in New York City and San Francisco have been forced to shut down due to rampant theft.
And that hurts the people in the community who no longer have a nearby place to get groceries and everyday items like toothpaste.
Also, ignoring crimes like theft has also shown to lead to lawlessness, which invites more serious crimes.
Sharpton added, “There are those that are concerned, including me, about overloading the system in the jails with petty crime . . . But at the same time, you cannot have a culture where people are just at random, just robbing and stealing and is out of control, and is put on the front page of newspapers, which only encourages others to do it.”
Sharpton is entirely right, but he’s not supposed to say it.
After all, leftists like Hannah-Jones believe that looting and rioting is simply the voice of the unheard.
The true unheard are the law-abiding citizens in high-crime areas that have to sit by and watch radicals like Hannah-Jones protect the criminals.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.