Pro-crime policies work. They always do.
Engage in pro-crime policymaking and you will get more crime. But some lives just don’t matter.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that homicides in the city increased 250% over the previous week, and the number of people who were shot increased by 56% during the same period.
The increased numbers were recorded during the week of May 31-June 6, but officials also reported continued violence this week.
The violence is, predictably, gang related.
— At about 2:10 p.m. Monday, a person was wounded near Daley Street and Manitou Avenue in the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division by a man who fled in a vehicle. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition.
— At about 3:45 p.m. Monday, a person was wounded in a gang-related shooting near Spaulding Avenue and Cologne Street in the LAPD’s Wilshire Division by shots fired from a vehicle. The wounded person was hospitalized in stable condition.
— At about 9:20 p.m. Monday, “multiple” victims were wounded in a gang-related shooting near Telfair Avenue and Sheldon Street in the LAPD’s Foothill Division by someone in a truck that sped off. All were hospitalized in stable condition.
We wouldn’t the police arresting these very fine people before they shoot someone. Defund the police. Decarcerate. See how high the murder rate goes.