James Lambert
Crime has significantly increased in Democrat-controlled municipalities across the nation
By James Lambert
January 2, 2022

The municipalities of Los Angeles and San Francisco are clearly suffering from the recent explosion of crime in their cities. Elected Democrat party representatives and leaders in these two cities who have “redefined the law” are now seeing the results of their policies.

Not only are these cities' city attorneys lax in convicting and going after theft under $900, but it appears they condone drug use by avoiding holding drug criminals in custody. Bay area neighborhoods are awash with drugs. Of the 284 drug dealers arrested in May of 2021, not one is currently in custody.

Sadly, in year 2020 there was the highest number of drug overdoses in the city of San Francisco’s history (700+). Vehicle break-ins (from 2020 to 2021) are up over 100%. Overall, the city has the highest percentage of increase (52%) in burglaries in the country. According to National Review magazine (11/15 issue), SF City Attorney Chesa Boudin shares some of the blame for the city’s lax policies. You would think that a city attorney would understand it is their job to protect the citizens of their community.

Understandably, San Francisco’s city attorney may well face a recall election this year (according to a report by the New York Times). If this occurs, one would wonder if many of this city’s leftist citizens would have the courage to dispose of a city attorney who is soft on crime.

Just like in the city of San Francisco, crime in Los Angeles has noticeably increased over the last 2 years. Homicides in L.A. are up 46% since 2019. As of June 2021, there have been over 360 homicides in that city.

Sadly, other Democrat-controlled communities (like Chicago and New York) have suffered as well. In Chicago, shootings are up over 60%. In New York City, shootings are up over 100%. Clearly the Democrats' plan of de-emphasizing the importance of the local police department and (in some cases) implying that some of their members are "racists" has hurt these cities. They have also discouraged many police department officers and members from continuing employment in their cities as well.

The job of law enforcement is to protect the citizens of their communities. If city officials want to train the police force differently, so be it. But politicizing a city's line of defense against criminals is wrong.

Hopefully, the citizens of each of these communities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago) will recognize this and understand the importance of having a strong and morally responsible police force, and of supporting it with a strong and unwavering city attorney.

© James Lambert


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James Lambert

James Lambert has a broad business background. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon), Lambert pursued a career in banking by working in various management capacities for Crocker Bank, San Diego Trust & Savings Bank and First Interstate Bank (between 1973 and 1995). By 1990 Lambert received his Master in Business Administration from National University (San Diego). For 3 years, Lambert also taught Finance at Mira Costa Community College... (more)


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