Democrats are doing nothing to tamp down a rising crime wave.
Instead they’re focused on defunding the police and excusing riots.
And one shocking crime proves this blue city is completely out of control.
Crime has become a serious issue in several blue cities, particularly on the west coast.
Store burglaries and car break-ins have become commonplace in San Francisco.
And in Los Angeles, follow-home robberies – where criminals follow shoppers home from high-end stores – are happening at an alarming rate.
Now law enforcement officials believe a man was killed while trying to thwart a follow-home robbery.
CBS Los Angeles reports:
“Investigators believe a man who was shot and killed outside a popular Hollywood restaurant in the early morning hours Tuesday was coming to the aid of a woman who was being attacked by suspects likely linked to the recent slew of ‘follow-home robberies’ . . . Los Angeles police responded to find 23-year-old Jose Ruiz Gutierrez dead at the scene . . . Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore told the LAPD Commission later Tuesday morning that the victim was coming to the defense of a woman was being confronted by eight robbery suspects who were approaching her from two different vehicles.”
Los Angeles is one of the cities that has a progressive district attorney bankrolled by George Soros.
George Gascón narrowly lost the San Francisco DA raise to Chesa Boudin, who’s even further Left than he is.
Boudin currently faces a recall because of his insane soft-on-crime policies.
Gascón is cut from the same cloth, so there’s no surprise that crime is up in Los Angeles.
CBS Los Angeles continued:
“Moore told the commission that there have been at least 133 follow-home robberies so far this year and that the department is forming a special task force to tackle the problem . . . On Oct. 27, the Encino home of Dorit Kemsley, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was robbed at gunpoint. Police said two suspects broke a sliding glass door and entered Kemsley’s home while she and her children were inside. Holding her at gunpoint, they allegedly threatened to kill her. They stole high-end handbags, jewelry and watches. A third suspect, the getaway driver, later met the other two in a black pickup truck before fleeing the scene.”
Over 100 follow-home robberies in one year is outrageous and illustrates just how widespread crime in the city has become.
Democrats are trying to recreate the failed policies of 1970s New York, and the results are predictably the same.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.