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Crime And Non-Punishment In The USA

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If you’ve ever wondered why violent crime is on the rise in the US, especially in Democrat states, wonder no more. Because the perpetrator was only sixteen at the time, few details have been released, but the crime was caught on CCTV, and on June 8, the adult victim appeared on the Tucker Carlson programme.  Although her face was shown, she asked her first name only be given.

If you haven’t seen the incident,  check out the Carlson interview or any of the uploads by other YouTube channels.  On the morning of August 6, Rachel is pushing her eight month old son in a pushchair (or stroller as Americans call it) down a fairly wide side street when the perpetrator, driving a stolen vehicle, swerves and deliberately runs into her. Incredibly, she got to her feet at once, but she said later she thought her son had been killed.

The driver was apprehended by public spirited neighbours and workers who boxed him in and held him until the police arrived.

What kind of sentence should that entail? Granted that the young are generally treated a lot more leniently than adults, but there are limits. This wasn’t a kid caught shoplifting or vandalising a bus shelter; a crime of this nature warrants serious time both to protect the public and to act as a deterrence. The fact that he had a felony record and was already out on probation should compound the punishment. And he received…? Would you believe five months in a diversionary program? It is unclear what if any time this kid has spent on remand, hopefully all of it.

The District Attorney responsible for this travesty of justice was George Gascón, one of the so-called progressives who believe there are too many people (read black men) in prison. That may be and indeed probably is the case, but prison reform (which Donald Trump did) is one thing, emptying the prisons or refusing to lock up dangerous psychopaths is another thing entirely.

This week, another such progressive was given his marching orders when the people of San Francisco booted Chesa Boudin from office. If Gascón is bad, Boudin was even worse. His turn the other cheek attitude to violent crime has been blamed for the murder of a 7 month old boy.

Sadly, it isn’t only the Golden State which has this problem of criminally irresponsible progressive district attorneys. Chicago has Kim Foxx. Escalating crime in New York can clearly be blamed on these insane progressive policies. but according to two liberal sociologists, the real cause is – wait for it – poverty and racial segregation. This begs the question was there less poverty and less segregation in 1950 when the US murder rate was 4.6 per hundred thousand than in 2020 when it was 7.8 per hundred thousand?

There are many factors responsible for varying crime rates, but the most significant is clearly free will. If some people think they can get away with it or be given the proverbial slap on the wrist, they will commit all manner of crimes up to and including murder. If the United States is to get to grips with this escalating problem, offenders must be held properly to account. The recall of Chesa Boudin indicates that some of them are preparing to do just that.

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InnerCynic
InnerCynic
June 10, 2022

The man is a Marxist lunatic to the core. If Trotsky had a lieutenant then Chesa would have been candidate #1.

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Diana
Diana
June 10, 2022

I often wonder about why people in the US are so violent. Can it have anything to do with violence + miscellaneous trash they soak up from the TV? You may not agree but I’m convinced that the rubbishy food so many eat is having an effect on their brains. It can be no coincidence that food processing plants are burning down and, most recently, a plant producing chickens. Reading between the lines there I would imagine they were battery hens being held in horrific conditions.

Helga Fellay
Helga Fellay
Reply to  Diana
June 11, 2022

I see not one cause but many. Hollywood is No. 1 cause of this culture of violence, aggression and arrogance, and the “American values” indoctrination. Monsanto and the bought and paid for EPA have helped dumb down the people to become less resistant to indoctrination. The food we in the US eat has to be among the unhealthiest, if not THE unhealthiest in the world. Totally unregulated and uncontrolled capitalism is to blame, and a Supreme Court which gave us Citizens United, probably the one decision that ultimately will lead to the end of Empire. It in effect declared that… Read more »

Strawberry
Strawberry
June 11, 2022
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Prison rates in the US are already the world’s highest, at 724 people per 100,000. Perhaps, rather than advocating for locking up more people, we should get to the bottom of it and ask why there are almost 2.2 million people behind bars. Do you really think a 16-year-old should be locked up for life for any crime? Society can be changed, and clearly, should be changed so there is less crime and fewer prisons. I’d rather spend money on good schools, healthcare and help for the people who need it. Tax the effing rich already and let’s get the… Read more »

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