Armstrong Economics Blog/Crime Re-Posted Dec 18, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
The head of the LA Police Protective League, Jamie McBride, has issued a strong warning to tourists — do not visit Los Angeles. After successfully defunding the police, the city has become rampant with crime. “We can’t guarantee your safety. It is really, really out of control. I said it to people before, it’s like that movie ‘Purge,’ you know, instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, these people have 365 days to commit whatever they want,” McBride said.
In October, homicides in the city had increased by 17%. “They’re compounding,” Moore said of city killings. “Homicides are up 17%, and people will say, ‘Well, many other cities are actually higher.’ But when we look over a two-year period, they’re up 49%.” During the same period, there had been 1,202 shooting victims, marking a 20% increase from the same period a year prior, and a 50% increase from 2019.
Los Angeles is one of many US cities facing a surge in crime. The politicians who feel it is unnecessary to fund police departments drive around with heavily armed security guards in bulletproof cars. Resources need to be allocated to stop this rise in VIOLENT crimes across the nation.