Blue states are bleeding residents at a rapid pace.
Americans are leaving Los Angeles and San Francisco and Chicago for Dallas and Nashville and Miami.
And one top official just called out the root cause of chaos in Democrat-run cities.
Americans across the country are getting a taste of what happens when far-left Democrats are allowed to take over and run a city.
The same pro-crime policies that made New York City unlivable in the 1970s and 1980s are being replicated in many major cities.
The problem is also being made worse by Democrat politicians and their media allies who demonize law enforcement.
Betsy Brantner Smith, spokeswoman for the National Police Association, detailed these problems during a discussion with Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn.
During Blackburn’s Facebook show, Smith said, “We’ve had this war on cops and, quite frankly, a war on the justice system really since 2014, since the justified police shooting of Michael Brown. But for the last 19 months, since the death of George Floyd, we have had this vilification of law enforcement.”
The “hands up, don’t shoot” lie from the Michael Brown case persists today.
Despite testimony from multiple eyewitnesses and a thorough investigation from Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, many Democrats still ignore the fact that Brown reached for the officer’s gun and continued charging at him.
George Floyd’s death sparked a new wave of anti-police sentiment that led to months of rioting.
Murders spiked in 2020 as a consequence of the media-fueled carnage.
Smith continued, “The de-prosecution, the refusal to prosecute violent criminals and a host of other, quite frankly, all left-leaning policies . . . have allowed violent criminals back on the street, have allowed police officers to be vilified . . . So many police officers have left the job or gone to other areas of the country where they are going to be better appreciated. And this whole storm, quite frankly, that we have seen for the last 19 months has led to the homicide of 5,000 more Americans in 2021 than in 2020 and 2020 was a terrible year.”
Far-left District Attorneys funded by George Soros have created chaos in several major cities.
Two Soros-backed DAs face recall efforts in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Another one in Philadelphia oversaw the two bloodiest years the city had seen since 2007.
But leftists are not the ones suffering the consequences – it’s people in distressed communities.
For example, eight-year-old Secoriea Turner was murdered in Atlanta after radicals shot at her mother’s car who was unaware that the terrorists had turned a parking lot into an “autonomous zone.”
The policies and the radical rhetoric from the Left are getting people killed.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.