West coast cities are turning into sewers under the Democrats. They just flat out don’t know how to government worth a damn. Good at getting your vote; terrible at actually governing. Chicago is another example. Is New York next — about to slide back to the crazy, lawless place it was back in the 70s and early 80s? Wouldn’t surprise me because the long-term residents there are leaving in droves, and being replaced with poor immigrants, many of them illegal immigrants. We all know how that ends up. The tax base gets eroded, while welfare costs go through the roof.
Cities overrun with the homeless, illegal immigrants, and drug addicts…needles and human waste everywhere — our future.
Long-time residents of San Francisco can’t get out of the city fast enough. They are fleeing. I don’t blame them a bit. I would too.
The real tipping point for a city comes when the police stop policing because it has become too dangerous for them to go into large sections of the city. That’s already happened in Chicago. That would be the next leg down for San Fran and LA. When that happens, the descent into chaos is unavoidable.
Most Americans have the happy illusion that ours is a well ordered and peaceful society. That might be the case for country life and small towns across the country, but when you get to the level of cities, the facts tell a quite different story. St. Louis, for instance, is ranked the 16th most dangerous city in the entire world. I don’t think it will be long before the United States has a city in the top 10, perhaps more than one.
Isn’t it about time someone actually does something about the murders in Chicago? The statistics prove that the current city administration, police department, and courts are unable to solve this problem. They have failed the residents of the city, which has turned into a veritable shooting gallery.
I think it is high time the Federal Government step in with the National Guard, on a more or less permanent basis, and lock down the most lethal neighborhoods of Chicago. The police departments must keep statistics on which neighborhoods have the most murders and perhaps even down to very precise locations (see the site reference below that identifies the most lethal neighborhoods — it isn’t a secret). The presence of the National Guard in those neighborhoods would have a dramatic and immediate impact on all the violence.
What better use could be made of the National Guard than to protect American citizens from murder? And it is not as if the National Guard is so swamped with their other responsibilities. If the annual murder rate in Chicago were just cut in half, that would mean that 300 citizens would be alive next year who wouldn’t be if we do nothing — yet again.
A couple of other candidate cities for this kind of special treatment include two that, on a per capita basis, are even worse than Chicago — St. Louis and Baltimore. St. Louis has 65.83 murders per 100,000 residents, while Baltimore has 55.48. Lest you think the United States is such a safe and secure place to live, St. Louis is actually ranked number 13th and Baltimore 21st among the most dangerous cities in all the world. Shouldn’t we actually do something about that?
Most Dangerous Cities in the World
Lethal Neighborhoods in Chicago
Where Is Our Leader?
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