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Democrat Mayors MIA as Violent Crime Soars

AMAC Exclusive by: Daniel Roman

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Parents and grandparents of young people may have heard them talking recently about one of the summer’s hottest new video game titles, “Bowser’s Fury.” Most Americans of a certain age would recognize the name as a reference to the villain of Nintendo’s Mario franchise, a fire-breathing cartoon turtle whose ultimate goal in life is to kidnap Princess Peach and destroy the Mushroom Kingdom. For the residents of Washington, D.C., however, the phrase “Bowser’s Fury” is apt to conjure a very different image. Fury is an emotion the city’s flailing mayor, Muriel Bowser, has certainly shown in excess over the past year—but now, she doesn’t seem able to muster any when it comes to the crime wave crushing the nation’s capital.

Last summer, Bowser was furious at President Trump for trying to crack down on violent rioters who looted pharmacies and retail outlets across the downtown area under the pretext of Black Lives Matter protests. Bowser was so mad at Trump for threatening to defend her city, in fact, that she renamed the street in front of the White House Black Lives Matter Plaza, painting the words in giant yellow letters across an entire city block outside the President’s window. Then, Bowser was also “disturbed” by the thought of Americans gathering outdoors to view Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall last summer. And she was very upset when President Trump decided to deliver his nomination acceptance speech the White House last August. It seemed that wherever Trump or Republicans tried to go in the nation’s capital, Mayor Bowser was there, breathing fire in the background.

Given the epidemic of crime that is now sweeping the city, DC residents of all races and walks of life would likely prefer if Mayor Bowser would direct some of that fury at criminals, who seem to be the only group not to incite the Mayor’s rage.

In the span of a few weeks, Washington has seen a triple shooting outside of the Nationals baseball stadium in the middle of a game, a six-year-old girl gunned down, a father killed by a stray bullet while returning home with his wife from one of the wealthiest areas of D.C. (Logan Circle), and a gun fight in the middle of an outdoor restaurant in what was, until a year ago, one of the hippest and most up-and-coming parts of the city.

Thankfully, although Bowser’s Fury has been inexplicably absent in addressing the crime wave, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has stepped in with some fury of its own to keep the city from descending into total anarchy. The aforementioned Logan Circle shooting also prompted D.C. Chief of Police Robert Contee to affirm that he was “mad as hell.” Contee, an African American, then pointedly stated that there is a criminal element in the city that doesn’t need “services,” but rather to be removed from the streets (a clear rebuke to the “Defund the Police” ideology of many white Logan Circle residents).

After the Nats Park debacle, the D.C. Police Union issued a tweet declaring “welcome to Washington, D.C. Where violent crime permeates everything,” while also tearing into elected officials “who won’t let us do our jobs.” The Union additionally slammed the D.C. City Council, one of the most liberal in the country, for passing anti-police policies. “This increase in crime can only be attributed to the D.C. Council’s implementation of several police reform bills and their chilling effect on professional and responsible policing,” Union President Gregg Pemberton said in a recent statement, calling on the Council to “stop maligning and disparaging law enforcement through rhetoric and misguided legislation.”

Unfortunately, Washington is not the only city dealing with a crime-wave – or the misguided rage of a deranged mayor. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has similarly been flailing in the face of a surge of shootings that have killed or maimed more than 2,000 people this year alone, putting 2021 on track to be Chicago’s deadliest year in a decade. In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is slinking out of office universally reviled after overseeing an uptick in crime that all but erased the achievements of his predecessors, Rudy Giuliani and even the weathervane Michael Bloomberg. New York now faces a return to the days of David Dinkins.

Revealingly, warnings about New York’s crime are coming not just from right-wing talk radio, but also from de Blasio’s likely successor, Democratic nominee for mayor Eric Adams, a former cop. Adams has declared that the city, and presumably its Democratic incumbent mayor and council, “have normalized lawlessness.”  

While Adams is the prohibitive favorite to be the next mayor in heavily Democratic NYC, his opponent is even stronger on public safety. Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, an organization of community safety patrols, won the Republican nomination, meaning the BLM/Defund the Police movement will be entirely locked out of the general election ballot – much to the fury of upscale white liberals who voted in droves for anti-police candidates, only to see an unusual coalition of Hispanics, Blacks, white working class voters, and, of all things, Orthodox Jews elect Adams. What Hillary Clinton would have termed “deplorables” of all races, religions, and backgrounds united to agree with Adams that “the prerequisite for prosperity is public safety.”

No such reform-minded prospects have arrived in Washington, D.C. In fact, a Republican has never served as mayor of D.C. since home rule began in 1975. No Republican has even gotten close since 1994, when the nomination of ex-con and drug trafficker Marion Barry allowed Republican Carol Schwartz to win 42% of the vote in the general election. No Republican candidate appeared on the ballot in 2018, with Bowser receiving 76% of the vote and a Green Party candidate another 9%. Unless a more reasonable Democrat comes along who is willing to challenge Bowser’s record of letting her city wither under a barrage of violent crime, it seems likely that Bowser’s misdirected fury will continue for the foreseeable future – much to the chagrin of terrified residents who just want to be able to enjoy a meal outside.

Other Democrats, however, cannot be so complacent. Joe Biden may joke with Tom Brady about challenges to the 2020 results, but Biden clearly was shaken by the closeness of the official numbers. In particular, Biden pollsters would be right to view with concern how Donald Trump made up for declines among more “woke” white voters with the best performance for a Republican in decades among African Americans and Hispanics, despite an intense BLM campaign designed to portray Trump as racist. Biden knows where the weak point in the Democratic coalition lies. The Democratic Party lost working class white voters over exactly the sort of quality-of-life issues such as policing long ago, and he seems to understand the risk of losing Hispanics and African American voters of a similar background the same way.

Whether Biden can do anything about rising crime in the face of a formidable woke lobbying machine in his party is another question entirely. Vice President Harris and her husband both held events in Chicago to promote vaccinations, but never addressed crime. Biden seems to alternate between denying the crime wave exists and shifting the blame from a crime problem to a gun problem, thereby justifying more gun control. That may keep him out of trouble with the far left, but it is not going to satisfy parents terrified of attending a baseball game or even dining in a restaurant in a leafy community.

For D.C. residents, they are for now likely to be stuck staring at the new Mario title they bought for their kids, wishing they could trade their Mayor Bowser for a formidable warrior who would not tolerate the destruction of their city. Even if a princess might go missing from time to time.

Daniel Roman is the pen name of a frequent commentator and lecturer on foreign policy and political affairs, both nationally and internationally. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

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Steve
2 months ago

Crime is soaring in cities run by Dumbocrats. Policies of defund police, bail reform, releasing inmates, elimination of gang units, expunging criminal records and building prisons in residential neighborhoods. Their policies fail miserably, so what do they do? Blame Donald Trump, Republicans, “White supremacy”, COVID. Anyone or anything but themselves.

Miranda DeGroot
2 months ago

Under Biden Administration America is INSECURE.

Rich
2 months ago

That’s because Democrats don’t do what they don’t do. They ARE masters of the blame game. That seems to be their specialty.

J. Farley
2 months ago

When I was A Kid you lived in fear of committing a crime, punishment was swift and painful, and nobody gave a Fat Rats Patoot how much you suffered, if you wanted to be a pile of excrement, you were treated like one, you either were locked up for a long period of time and kept where you could not harm others or if you wantonly with out provocation murdered someone they wouldn’t think twice about, hanging you, frying you, or gassing you and sending you on your way to your new and permanent 3′ x 6′ x 6′ hole in the ground so others were safe,
Now everybody is all TOUCHY – FELLY about the poor CRIMINAL, and could care less about the law abiding, taxpayer, who works his or hers butts off and has to put up with their rights being violated and their Constitutional rights taken from them, all in the name of Justice.
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO FIGHT BACK, I BELIEVE NEVER, WE WILL JUST GIVE EACH OTHER LIP SERVICE !
Please GOD save America !

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

It will keep happening until they (the media + politicians) are finally able to say WHO is committing these violent crimes. And it ain’t “white supremacists” using guns bought legally. It’s due to people whom embrace violence as part of their culture. Sorry not PC but truth hurts sometimes.

Mistrbill
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

The media and politicians will never tell us the truth! It isn’t instilled in them to tell us the truth, as it would be, they would be testifying against themselves!

Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  Mistrbill

Telling the truth is contrary to their narrative.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

But, but, but that’s WAYYYYCIIISSST dontcha’ know?

Sammy
2 months ago

If there were serious consequences for bad behavior in society, I firmly believe that a lot of the crime problems in America would go away. Not all or even most, but a lot less then we have now. But today there are even less consequences for bad behavior then ever before which leads us to our current crime wave. Solution? America needs to get tough on crime again no matter the cost, and really mean it this time. People need to be punished for bad behavior.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Sammy

Not going to happen. But thanks for playing.

Reality
2 months ago

These wicked democrats will destroy us, if we let them. We need to stand our ground and not run to the hills. We are supposed to be the home of the free, because of the brave!!! I’ve seen plenty of women being more brave then the men. If that is the case, we deserve to be destroyed!!! God calls us men to provide and protect!!! What part of that do the men of America not understand? Run for office, be an election official, become a cop, vote, read your Bible, go to church, pray for God’s guidance, raise a family, support those who truly are fighting for our freedom, tell others about what Jesus has done for us, etc.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Reality

Couldn’t agree more. However, the left would call those things “discriminatory”, or racist.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Rich

Not to mention (fill in the blank here) ‘phobic’.

DonMueller
2 months ago

Another in a long list of useless people that need to be removed from office. The inmates are running the asylum in so many of our cities now. We need to refund the police and get back after crime. No more woke garbage.

Mistrbill
2 months ago
Reply to  DonMueller

Don, If you were a PO you would be discouraged because they do all the work to get the criminals off the street, then the judges slap their hands and put them right back out there. I, too, am discouraged at the way our police (most of them) are hamstrung in crime, laws, courts all forms of media working against them!

aluminum head
2 months ago

If you are white and conservative, living in a metro area, either concealed carry or MOVE to a safe small town. If you do not do either then you are a target and soon will become a VICTIM.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

Bad things happen to folks in ‘safe small towns’. ALWAYS carry concealed no matter where you find yourself.

BAE
2 months ago

The saying was the LEFT destroys everything it touches. Now it’s the democrats. What is the difference between the LEFT and the DEMs? Scary………………….!

Mistrbill
2 months ago
Reply to  BAE

Don’t forget the RINOS also!

Chris
2 months ago

Glad I went on vacation to DC 3 years ago before this insanity started. Sad to say, that will probably be the last time I go there….

Karen
2 months ago

Doesn’t surprise me one bit! Commie creeps.

Jerry
2 months ago

These DemonRat cities would be better off without a mayor.

Glenn
2 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

They are already without mayors seems to me.

Ed J
2 months ago

In almost every spectrum of life, when the pendulum has swung “too far” in one direction, it will eventually begin to swing back the other way. It’s so sad that the pendulum has swung so far to the left that the idiots in charge are either unwilling, unable or uninterested in dealing with the reality of the situations they precipitated, but often actively and rabidly embrace the events that they have caused as if it were manna from heaven and pure ambrosia! Let’s hope that true patriots soon replace these dystopian politicians currently in office and start to turn our country around at every level of government. It’s too bad we won’t be able to exile these dystopian idiots to some distant place where they can infest their environs and enjoy their self-made misery. Gee! I think that place is called Wokeland!

aluminum head
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

Ed J – the reality is that the metro areas which were once safe are now combat zones due to demo-graphic shifts. I witnessed the once great city of Chicago ‘crash and burn’ starting in about 1961.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

If we can’t turn some of this around in 2022, there is no hope for 2024.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Rich

The fix is in, buddy. There will be ZERO ‘turning around’ elections from now on. The Dumbocrats just stole a national election with ZERO consequences. ‘Soap box, ballot box, cartridge box’ – Abraham Lincoln. Connect the dots…

Dave Smith
2 months ago

The citizens of these democrat run fecal pits need to swarm around these so-called leaders wherever they go. Don’t give them a moment of rest. No violence! That’s the democrat game, just your very close presence which will make them try to force their “private security” injure or kill unarmed and unthreatening civilians. Block city halls inside and out, block their limos, block their homes but don’t step in their yards (trespassing). Stop talking about how bad these people are and start making them decide it’s too much like work to put up with Americans who deserve their freedom and protection from registered democrats!

America in Decline
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave Smith

Dave, the problem is that the time is fast approaching in which the Marxists/communist left must be stopped with a greater violence. When the police are neutralized and prevented from doing their jobs, what are we supposed to do? Just let them have their way? No! They leave armed Americans no choice than to shoot to kill. Be armed, stand your ground, and remember that these people are domestic enemies who murder, loot, burn, rape, steal and invade our neighborhoods but they can be stopped by the armed resistance of patriots.

Ed J
2 months ago

I don’t think I have enough bullets to even make a small dent in problem. But maybe collectively, we will have enough to do the job.

Jerry
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

I have a pretty good stock of various calibers.

aluminum head
2 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

Jerry, you have the CORRECT mentality.

Mistrbill
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

BUY MORE! When you can find them!

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Ed J

Then get busy and BUY MORE AMMO!

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave Smith

Um, you DO realize the citizens of the ‘fecal pits’ ELECTED those in charge, correct? Reminds me of the old TV show ‘You Asked For It’.

America in Decline
2 months ago

State legislatures could stop all of this if they would do so. The states were formed as independent nation-states and the federal government SERVED the people. But as the result of Lincoln’s war on the South, the state’s rights we once had no longer exist. Lincoln changed our form of government from a constitutional republic and made the states SERVANTS of the federal master. It is time for the states to RE-ASSERT their constitutional right of self-government, and tell FEDZILLA that its power is limited to the things listed in Article 1, Section 8, and to buzz off!

aluminum head
2 months ago

“Decline” – you are exactly right. Lincoln was a career politician and a lawyer. His soul was as evil as his face presented him. He wanted all slaves shipped ‘back to Africa’ BEFORE he was POTUS. The only reason for the “Emancipation” was that he had to make HIS war seem more virtuous. Men ran from the north to the west for fear of conscription. 2 really great books about this devil – Lincoln’s War and The Real Lincoln. All these facts are in the library of congress and the nat’l archives. Lincoln was the devil incarnate as obammy is.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

Both of you need to find new tinfoil for your respective hats. There; I fixed it for you.

Robin Walter Boyd
2 months ago

The goal of Progressive Democrats is create a national police agency under the Federal government. In order to do that, there must be some reason. If local police cannot control the violence and crime, then a Federal police agency will be created to do the job. All of the measures being created by Progressive Democrats are designed to create more violence and crime so they can justify creating a National police agency to take care of such violence and crime. They must create the problem before they can justify a solution that will put the Federal Government in complete control of citizens and remove states rights to govern themselves.

David
2 months ago

Absolutely 100% right!

aluminum head
2 months ago

FACT – The metro police have armored personnel carriers from the army.

Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

Fearing backlash from the public for being too militaristic, San Jose police opted to return a heavily armored 15-ton truck, a military hand-me-down the city received from the Pentagon earlier this year.
https://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/san-jose-police-to-return-military-grade-armored-vehicle/

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

That is because the city values being PC more than it values its officers. By the way, PEOPLE can be militaristic, not EQUIPMENT.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

So what? They are often used by the bomb disposal unit or the SWAT teams. Would YOU want to show up to a bomb call or a armed barricaded suspect in a tin can sedan?

Steve
2 months ago

Robin, take a look at this congressional hearing report from April 25, 2013 .govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-113hhrg82794/html/CHRG-113hhrg82794.htm
As to why HLS need so much ammo.

Clark Kent
2 months ago

Half correct. The local police and sheriff departments CAN control the crime but the Feds don’t WANT them to do so. They want to get rid of local chiefs and sheriffs who disagree with Federal policies or are not ‘woke’. If all marching orders come from D.C. then ZERO dissent from the playbook will be tolerated.

John S. Rinck
2 months ago

The current Democrat party is the closest thing to Hell I can imagine: Kill, steal, destroy, as is their father.

Mimi
2 months ago

I live in California, not much hope for us. Many liberals are fine with the homelessness and crime, the rich ones just hire private security, and the rest of us are left holding the leaking bag!! We did get the recall and we conservatives will try and vote aunt Nancy’s boy out, but I’m not holding my breath. Lord God of the universe help us.

Wanda
2 months ago
Reply to  Mimi

Isn’t Larry Ellis, the black conservative radio host and great guy, in the mix to replace the ahole of a governor you now have? Get out, walk and give out info….this is how we put a 16 year incumbent out of office….but, people are going to have to get in gear and get out and work for change…it doe not come to your door. If you want change….get out and work for it.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Wanda

Or, just move to another state. There; I fixed it for you.

Dave R
2 months ago

If you believe that any politician (regardless of what level) cares about you, your family, your health, your safety, your financial situation then you are sadly mistaken! They turn these thugs loose on society and give them freebies to boot. Can you even imagine Piglosi walking downtown Chicago at 2:00 in the morning?

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave R

No; especially since she represents San Fransisco. Barbara Boxer was recently mugged in Oakland, CA recently.

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