The official Democrat position on the sharp rise in crime, as put forward by the media and its experts, is that it’s imaginary. Everything is great and it’s only propaganda that’s making people think cities are dangerous.
But the criminals out there are changing Dem minds one member of Congress at a time.
Earlier this year, Rep. Angie Craig, who had attended a BLM rally, had to throw hot coffee at a man who attacked her in an elevator, and she ‘woke’ up.
Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) called for a crackdown on crime in Washington, D.C., after she was attacked in the district. Craig was allegedly attacked by Kendrid Hamlin, 26, early Thursday morning in her apartment building’s elevator.
“I got attacked by someone who the District of Columbia has not prosecuted fully over the course of almost a decade, over the course of 12 assaults before mine that morning,” she said. “And so I think we have to think about how in the world can we make sure that we’re not just letting criminals out.”
“If you throw somebody in jail for 10 days and think, ‘There’s your punishment, and we’re gonna let you right back on the street,’ what the hell do you think’s gonna happen?” she said.
Now it’s Rep. Henry Cuellar’s turn.
“I was just coming into my place. Three guys came out of nowhere and they pointed guns at me. I do have a black belt, but I recognize when you got three, three guns — I looked at one with a gun and another with a gun, a third one behind me — So they said they wanted my car. I said, ‘Sure.’ You’ve got to keep calm under those situations. And then they took off,” Cuellar told reporters Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill.
“According to the victim’s statements, the suspects ‘swarmed [the victim’s] vehicle, pointed firearms in his face and demanded the keys to the car.’ Thankfully there were not any injuries,” a statement from Capitol Police said. “A witness told investigators three males in knit caps and ski masks were involved. The witness reported that the suspects were 5’10” black males who may have been around the age of 16 due to their build.”
This is once again becoming the new normal in Washington D.C. because Democrats chose to dump tough-on-crime policies for pro-crime policies that portrayed thugs as the victims of an unjust society and a racist police force. Now D.C. is reverting once more to the violent criminal underworld that it used to be.
And Congress will go back to the bad old days with the rest of D.C. Just ask Joe Biden.
“We now do not go to the automatic teller after dark,” Sen. Joe Biden had complained in 1994. “My wife tells me we are not going to do the shopping on Friday nights anymore.”
Then Sen. John Kerry described having his cars stolen three times and fleeing a confrontation. “I am confident if I stayed out on the street, I might be a statistic today.”
Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota watched his wife assaulted in front of him near the Capitol by a released rapist who pointed a gun at him and dragged his wife for two blocks.
Conrad, who had been fairly liberal, turned more conservative. “I am ready to do something very serious about crime,” he declared in the Senate. “We have to get tough. People who commit violence need to be put away and need to be separated from the rest of us.”
In 1992, Abbey McClosky, a 22-year-old trying to join the office of Senator Dodd, was walking home when she was brutally beaten and raped. What was left of her had been so badly battered that she could only be identified by her boots. After three days she died in the hospital.
The ‘superpredator’ who assaulted her had been out on parole after a series of assaults on women, including even a local councilwoman. He followed up the assault on McClosky by “crushing the eye socket of a 73-year-old woman”.
That year, Rep. Bob Traxler of Michigan was beaten unconscious and mugged for eight bucks a few blocks from the Capitol. Tom Barnes, a 25-year-old staffer for Senator Richard Shelby, was mugged and murdered while going to 7-11 for coffee.
The good news is that Congress is not immune from the consequences of pro-crime policies. The question is how many members of Congress have to experience crime for themselves before they take a stand against it.