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Why Democrat Cities are so Violent

March 2, 2017


Fifty-one people were murdered in Chicago last week.  Six were killed In Baltimore.  Forty-one people were killed in Washington, DC so far this year.  These numbers are shocking, and only the tip of the iceberg.  Many more victims were robbed, shot, or raped.  For perspective, Chicago, Baltimore and DC are not our most dangerous cities, but they are our most notorious.  The 20-year national trend of declining violent crime has reversed since 2015 in these cities.  Why are these deep blue socialist cities so deadly and dangerous?  Who is at fault?

Cities with large black populations are hit the hardest, yet the vast majority of blacks say they support law enforcement and want to live in peace.  We can talk about causative sociological factors like drugs and faithlessness, but those causes affect the entire US.  They don’t explain why these particular cities are so deadly.

A fish rots from the head down. On November 24, 2014, President Obama was angered by the Grand Jury’s refusal to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  President Obama’s remarks capping 6 years of anti-police comments.  Obama blamed urban violence on a “bias in the criminal justice system” and “police racism”.  (See The War on Cops, Heather MacDonald, p.7. Encounter Books, 2016.)  The mayors of these blue cities added fuel to the fire, and small changes have profound effects over time.

It doesn’t take many criminals to raise a city’s crime rate, just as it doesn’t take many Socialist cities to raise the crime rate for the entire United States.  Elections have consequences, and Socialist mayors appointed their favorite police chiefs.  These political chiefs obey orders to let rioters have their way.  We saw that back in 2015 with the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore.  We saw it again this year with the recent riot when Milo Yiannopoulos appeared at Berkeley.uc-berkeley-riots

These blue city police chiefs and the Socialist city attorneys determine which laws are enforced. As we saw in Baltimore, they determine which crimes are investigated and which criminals are prosecuted..or not. In Baltimore, 6 cops were persecuted in “show trials” to appease the mobs. All the officers were found innocent.  These police officers are now suing Baltimore County District Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

baltimore burning

Baltimore Burning

Mosby’s hypocrisy was blatant. She called for an “independent prosecutor” to investigate the actions of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO.  DA Mosby claimed that, “No local prosecutor could be unbiased” so an independent prosecutor was essential in order to reach an unbiased determination. Yet, Mosby REFUSED to step aside for an independent prosecutor in the Freddie Gray cases.  Marilyn Mosby put politics ahead of criminal justice.  The effect on law enforcement is well known.  Cops who expect to be scapegoated by their own leadership will not engage violent criminals, since each contact can bring a claim of “racism induced excessive force”.

In Chicago today, most crimes go unsolved and most criminals go unpunished.  Chicago’s shootings increased 24% from mid-2014 to the end of 2015, and the number of shootings have zoomed upwards ever since.  Today, only one out of 25 violent crimes, and only one out of four murders are ever solved.  Many crimes go unreported.  A few violent criminals in Chicago can commit crime after crime.  That is only part of the story, though typical for these deep blue cities.

It isn’t easy to put someone behind bars, and as we’ve seen, it isn’t safe not to.  Police have to investigate the crime, develop suspects, establish a chain of evidence and arrest the suspect.  Lawyers have to develop and try the case.  Judges need to preside over the trial, and then sentence the criminal.  All this happens before the criminal is incarcerated.

Justice isn’t cheap.  It takes both money and commitment.  Deep blue socialist cities are busy spending tax money on political kickbacks.  There isn’t enough money and political will remaining to power the justice system.  Over 90 percent of the criminals arrested will be offered plea bargains.  Socialist prosecutors and judges let repeat criminals out of jail for time served.  Lots of criminals commit new crimes while awaiting trial or while out on probation.

The explosion in crime changes the way honest people live.  Prosecuting the flood of violent crimes leaves no time or money for anything else.  Property effectively becomes worthless when property crimes are no longer prosecuted.  Criminals take what they want.  Neighborhoods where mobs are allowed to run riot are not the places where companies will build and hire.  They can’t even afford the insurance in those areas.

A cancer grows unless it is treated and removed.  Honest people move out as they move up.  Drugs and gangs take over.  Yes, the poor local economy and family breakdown are causative factors, but the rest of the US manages to keep crime in check.  The deep blue cities don’t.  Socialists politicians, like criminals, always have an excuse why it isn’t their fault.

Elections really do have consequences, and the voters are responsible for the results.  The crime wave in Socialists cities is a self-inflicted wound and a growing cancer.  The voters can take the cure any time they want.


Thank you, Judge Greg Hopkins, for your review and comments.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Law of Self Defense permalink
    March 2, 2017 4:00 pm

    “In Baltimore, 6 cops were persecuted in “show trials” to appease the mobs. All the officers were found innocent.” Two points: (1) Nobody is “found innocent” in an American court of law. The defendant is either found guilty, or found not guilty–by which we mean “not proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” The jury could well believe it is more likely than not that the defendant committed the crime, but unless they believe the prosecution has proven the defendant guilty BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, they they are instructed to find the defendant not guilty and return an acquittal. (2) Only three of the Baltimore officers had their cases completed to a final adjudication. For those three, the results were ultimately three acquittals. The other three officers had their cases dismissed, as it was made clear to the prosecutors that the outcomes in those cases (with essentially the same facts and law) would be no different than the first three.


  2. Lance permalink
    March 3, 2017 7:22 am

    Left out of the equation is the role Federal Funding to Cities plays. Radical politicians can chase off their organic tax base and still have money to throw around through Federal aid. If the radicals have to live within their own tax base, they would not be able to entertain the ridiculous policies that lead to the astonishing levels of crime we see. Through re-distributive tax and aid policies all of tax-paying America is guilty of enabling the addiction of corrupt urban government.


  3. March 3, 2017 7:45 am

    One thing rarely mentioned in crime ridden areas is that evidence collection and charging is sometimes the easy part, getting reliable witnesses to testify against the criminals terrorizing their family & neighbors is the really hard part of the criminal justice process.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. spamtrap19990601 permalink
    March 3, 2017 9:10 am

    Another “feature” of Democrat Cities is that police departments and jails are expected to generate a profit and contribute to the city’s bottom line. I can’t speak for other cities but this is why Ferguson burned.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. David Jones permalink
    March 3, 2017 11:20 am

    And, then you have THESE Baltimore officers…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Thomas Hazlewood permalink
    March 3, 2017 1:33 pm

    I have no doubt you are correct about the nature of Democrat cities being violent. However, aside from a few statistics on murders, you offered little to buttress your argument. There have been studies on the ‘Ferguson Effect’ which you might have included. That still won’t get you to the point of justifiably declaring Democrat cities “so violent’. A small number of cities referenced does not undeniably lead to your blanket declaration. Try harder?


    • Curtis in IL permalink
      March 3, 2017 5:47 pm

      Should he try harder to prove that water is wet and the sun rises in the east?

      It’s no secret where the violent crime is. The statistics are in the FBI Uniform crime reports. Violent crime is worst where the citizens routinely vote (D).

      America doesn’t have a crime problem. America has a Democrat problem.


      • Thomas Hazlewood permalink
        March 6, 2017 8:56 am

        “Should he try harder to prove that water is wet and the sun rises in the east?”

        Yes, because I am not the one he needs to reach!


    • March 5, 2017 11:49 am

      There are different ways to approach the question. The author above has provided a very good start, but as Thomas rightly says, there is much more research to be done and provided to the public. High city crime rates may well correlate with a number of different variables.

      In order to look at another readily testable hypothesis, I recommend the open-minded reading of the statistical essay “Race and Crime in America” by Ron Unz.

      The several graphs of correlation coefficients relating crime rates to ethnic compositions of various sized cities in the US.

      Unz’ approach may reveal a confounding variable, since ethnicity correlates with political affiliation, and as Unz demonstrates, ethnicity also correlates with crime rates.

      A fascinating topic. Many thanks to the blog author, and thanks to Thomas above for suggesting an even deeper examination of this topic.


    • March 6, 2017 12:28 pm

      The web offers all the evidence you need. Oakland, CA
      25 Elkhart, IN
      24 Ardmore, OK
      23 Little Rock, AR
      22 Newburgh, NY
      21 Flint, MI
      20 Daytona Beach, FL
      19 Baltimore, MD
      18 San Bernardino, CA
      17 Myrtle Beach, SC
      16 Atlantic City, NJ
      15 Cleveland, OH
      14 Rockford, IL
      13 Milwaukee, WI
      12 Chester, PA
      11 West Memphis, AR
      10 Memphis, TN
      9 Birmingham, AL
      8 Detroit, MI
      7 Bessemer, AL
      6 St. Louis, MO
      5 Wilmington, DE
      4 Camden, NJ
      3 Alexandria, LA
      2 Monroe, LA
      1 East St. Louis, IL



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