Lawlessness and crime are exploding all across the nation following the death of George Floyd in 2020.
In many parts of America, criminal laws are going unenforced, and law-abiding citizens are paying the price.
Now these “Street Takeover” goons were just caught on video in a vicious attack that will leave you speechless.
Street Takeovers are forcing law-abiding citizens to make very difficult decisions
Crime is raging out of control in nearly every community across America.
Following the death of George Floyd, many Democrat-controlled parts of America took a stand in favor of criminals, and many of these places are still refusing to enforce the law.
Predictably, all hell is breaking loose, and one common activity amongst street dwellers as of late is “Street Takeovers.”
A “Street Takeover” is when a group effectively takes over an intersection with drag racing, fireworks, drug and alcohol use, among other illegal activities.
Last Sunday at the intersection of 34th and Adeline streets in Oakland, California, one such Street Takeover took place.
Vehicles were spotted doing donuts in the busy intersection, much to the chagrin of commuters and business owners in the area.
One fed-up local took it upon himself to try and break up the mayhem, which immediately backfired.
Masked hoodlums immediately started beating the man senselessly, sending him unconscious, and bleeding out of his face.
UPDATE: Videos posted on social media show man hitting car in sideshow at 34th & Adeline in West Oakland – and then getting kicked & punched. Numerous weekend sideshows over the weekend across @oakland. Councilmember @NoelGallo5 speaks out. @oaklandpoliceca. 5,6:30,7 p.m. @KTVU pic.twitter.com/95pkq2Ch0F
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) May 1, 2023
Bystanders just stood and watched, some filming the incident on their cell phones without intervening.
Police tried to break up the incident, but were taunted and drove off in disgrace.
Following the beating, a red Mustang plowed into a fire hydrant, causing it to burst.
Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo, who has publicly criticized these so-called Street Takeovers, said “Please do not, you know, interfere. Let the police officers respond to that.”
He added, “We’re not trying to criminalize, we’re trying to protect the residents of Oakland. We’re just trying to enforce the laws that we have and make it not only safe for the community but also safe for the individuals that are involved in the sideshow.”
Politicians should fear citizens holding them accountable for failing to hold criminals to account
Councilmember Gallo’s statement notwithstanding, it would appear that Gallo’s colleagues are not serious about stopping these violent Street Takeovers.
Instead of cracking down on these violent criminals, lawmakers are determined to protect them, which is dangerous and ill-advised.
Street Takeovers are very common in the United States, particularly in west coast states like California.
These takeovers stop emergency vehicles, and in this case, result in the beating fed of residents.
Until citizens hold politicians accountable for refusing to do anything about the majority of criminal behavior, these takeovers, and many others, will only become more common.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.