Here’s what happens when you defund the police. – We’ve seen examples from communist Democrat-run cities all over the country now. From New York to Los Angeles and from Minneapolis to Seattle, cities whose Democrat leaders have taken action to cut major chunks out of their police force budgets are very predictably seeing massive spikes in violent crimes as a result.
Things are no different in Portland, where the communist-Democrat city council cut $15 million of the police budget during the summer, even as violent riots were plaguing the city’s downtown district and surrounding neighborhoods. That action and the general lack of support for the Portland PD from communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler has led now to a spike in violent crimes and a growing exodus of officers from the Department.
Things have gotten so bad that the Portland PD is now resorting to begging for help from the general community to “break the cycle of violence” in the city.
From a story at DailyWire:
Portland, Oregon, police are begging residents of the city to help “break the cycle of violence” as the number of murders and shootings in the city have skyrocketed.
Portland has been home to violence for months, with an ongoing, nightly demonstration by “anti-fascist” elements, that has often resulted in significant property damage and multiple arrests. But now, the police say, the number of shootings and murders in the city 2020 are nearly double those of 2019, according to Fox News.
“At least 850 shootings have been reported in Portland as of Dec. 24, with 59 reported so far this month, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) statistics show. There were 33 shootings reported in December of last year,” Fox News notes. “As of Christmas Eve, this year’s shootings had surpassed last year’s by more than 116%, with 393 shootings reported in all of 2019, statistics show.”
The numbers have Portland police, who have been the target of one of the most aggressive efforts to defund and disband law enforcement anywhere in the country, pleading with the community to step in and provide support.
Man, who could have possibly seen any of that coming? Oh, wait…
Obviously, there is nothing about this that is funny other than Ted Wheeler’s personal clueless hipster demeanor. This is real life stuff, and real lives are being snuffed out in Portland and other Democrat cities due to these insane policy decisions. And make no mistake about this: Democrat politicians know the certain impacts of these insane policy choices, but make them anyway out of the insane belief that proper policing is inherently racist.
Put more bluntly, they are knowingly sacrificing the lives of thousands of Americans for purely political reasons. That’s the truth.
Hard question of the day. – Name a single country that taxes its citizens and sends the money to the United States of America.
Go ahead. I’ll wait.
News you will not see on CNN. – Last week, the corrupt news media ignored claims of spousal abuse by the wife of Georgia Democrat Senate nominee Raphael Warnock. This week, the corrupt news media will studiously ignore this story:
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 29, 2020
From a story at DailyWire:
A man came forward and went on the record on Monday about alleged abuse that he suffered as a 12-year-old while attending a church camp that was overseen by Reverend Raphael Warnock.
Anthony Washington, now 30, told The Washington Free Beacon that counselors allegedly threw urine on him and locked him outside of his cabin, forcing him to sleep outside overnight. Washington told the publication that what allegedly happened to him at Camp Farthest Out resulted in a 2003 lawsuit that he says led to a large financial settlement.
The Free Beacon reported:
Warnock has faced scrutiny over his 2002 arrest for allegedly obstructing a child abuse investigation by Maryland State Police that centered on the camp’s treatment of children. Washington’s account is buttressed by records from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, obtained by the Free Beacon earlier this month, which indicated that campers were routinely left unsupervised; staffers were not subject to required criminal background check; and at least five cases of child abuse or neglect were brought against the camp’s director, who was ultimately forced to resign.
This is the quality of human being Georgia Democrats want to put in the U.S. Senate. Ugh.
The precursor to China’s “Social Credit System.” – Coming to America soon as part of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset, which China Joe Potato Head Biden supports: Within the next year, you will find yourself unable to travel via public transportation or attend theaters and other large public gatherings unless you can show proof that you have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Whenever anyone would predict this barely 9 months ago, corrupt mainstream news reporters and talking heads would call them “alarmists” and “conspiracy theorists.” Yesterday, the corrupt hacks at CNN published a story about the coming new requirement that lays it all out as if it’s all just the most normal thing in the world.
Here’s an excerpt from that story, headlined…
If you want to travel next year, you may need a vaccine passport
San Francisco (CNN Business)Now that coronavirus vaccines are starting to roll out in the US and abroad, many people may be dreaming of the day when they can travel, shop and go to the movies again. But in order to do those activities, you may eventually need something in addition to the vaccine: a vaccine passport application.Several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their Covid-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials that could be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries.The Common Trust Network, an initiative by Geneva-based nonprofit The Commons Project and the World Economic Forum, has partnered with several airlines including Cathay Pacific, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, as well as hundreds of health systems across the United States and the government of Aruba.The CommonPass app created by the group allows users to upload medical data such as a Covid-19 test result or, eventually, a proof of vaccination by a hospital or medical professional, generating a health certificate or pass in the form of a QR code that can be shown to authorities without revealing sensitive information. For travel, the app lists health pass requirements at the points of departure and arrival based on your itinerary.“You can be tested every time you cross a border. You cannot be vaccinated every time you cross a border,” Thomas Crampton, chief marketing and communications officer for The Commons Project, told CNN Business. He stressed the need for a simple and easily transferable set of credentials, or a “digital yellow card,” referring to the paper document generally issued as proof of vaccination.
Hey, CNN, who’s the “conspiracy theorist” now?
As I have said for 9 months now, every restriction on our daily lives, every mandate a state, federal or local politician, every pronouncement from the little menace Anthony Fauci has been designed to normalize enhanced government control of our daily lives. None of these things has anything to do with controlling the virus; none of them are based on anything resembling “science” or “data.”
It’s all about government control.
Think about it this way: If any of these restrictions were about a science-based or data-supported effort to control the virus, why is it that the state with the most strenuous restrictions – California – is suffering the most severe outbreak? Why is it that the state with the least strenuous restrictions – South Dakota – is experiencing the least severe outbreak?
This is all about government control, and if China Joe Potato Head is installed in the presidency, our freedoms could be irrevocably lost.
PSA: If you clear your sidewalk of snow in your bathrobe, using a flamethrower while drinking a beer and smoking a cigar, you might be a redneck.
Kentucky's own Cousin Eddie was tired of shoveling snow.
With a beer and a cigar in hand, he found a better way. pic.twitter.com/2GFbSRTPCT
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 28, 2020
That is all.
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