To any observer of the state of domestic political affairs in the United States over the last several years, things have been far from tranquil. Since the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in early 2020 and the murder of George Floyd happened that summer, American cities have been in turmoil. At the height of that summer, thousands of violent riots occurred in places like New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere. Prominent Democratic politicians at municipal, state, and federal levels of government called for the “defunding” of police and openly promoted criminal “reform” policies that weakened penalties on low level crimes. These “reforms” were implemented in cities across America, and the results have been unsurprising; crime levels increased, especially amongst violent crimes, and criminals have often been let off the hook.
In New York City, things have begun to seriously deteriorate. Mayor Eric Adams, continuing the messaging that his unpopular predecessor Bill DeBlasio promoted, made New York City a “sanctuary” city, and welcomed in thousands of illegal migrants from the southern border. Only in recent days, after months and months of housing these people on the expense of taxpayers in city hotels and shelters, has Adams changed his tune. As the quality of life in his metropolis continues to unravel, more horrific incidents from the big apple are sure to be common in the immediate future.
Sadly, the vast majority of New York residents who vote for Democratic progressives that implement these insane policies are actually not natives of the city. Many are affluent “trust fund” individuals who live in wealthy neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn and are so well off that they do not work. In a sad, ironic twist, a new video shows a social justice activist being stabbed to death. At 4 a.m. at bus stop in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ryan Carson, a staunch progressive, lost his life, in part due to the very policies he actively promoted in life.