Melissa Praemonitus

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It's been said that the worst cities are governed by Democrats. New York City's Mayor DeBlasio, who botched the Covid-19 response, certainly seems to confirm it.  Alienating his own Health Commissioner, and delaying a response, he placed political messaging over public health, and may have condemned thousands to unnecessary death.  Does it make a difference if people die by an unintended explosion or by unintended consequences of bad decision making?

Meanwhile, as reported by the Washington Examiner:

Retirement filings from New York City Police Department officers have causing the city to place limits on who can file and when.

"So many people don't have anything to do. They don't have anywhere to go. They don't have a job, they can't go to school, they are dealing with so many challenges,” de Blasio said.

Officers in the New York City Police Department’s plainclothes anti-crime unit were reassigned on June 15, and 116 shootings took place during the following couple of weeks, representing an The shootings contributed to June being one of the bloodiest months in the city in 24 years.

Last month, following a weekend when over a dozen shootings were reported.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has blamed the crime surge on "boredom" and "unemployment" caused by the state’s strict coronavirus lockdowns.

"So many people don't have anything to do. They don't have anywhere to go. They don't have a job, they can't go to school, they are dealing with so many challenges,” de Blasio said.

Read the whole article here

On a related note, why are Democratic led cities allowing "peaceful protestors" who set fires attack elderly women who are trying to put out the flames?

Fortunately, some are pushing back, by supporting law and order:

JULY 28, 2020 BY JOHN HINDERAKER    POWERLINE

WHO IS BEHIND THE ANTI-POLICE CAMPAIGN?

America’s police forces are under attack, in part by “peaceful protesters” in various cities. The Democrats and their media arm have done their best to domesticate the anti-law enforcement movement, and to make it seem almost normal.

This despite the fact that those who call for defunding or disbanding police forces are a tiny minority. Here in Minnesota, my organization’s polling finds that 85% of Minnesotans support their local police. Talk about a silent majority! We have launched a campaign to counter false anti-police narratives by disseminating factual information and allowing supporters of law enforcement to sign a petition at SupportMNPolice.com.

We launched the campaign with 38 billboards placed strategically around the Twin Cities metro area. The billboards’ extraordinary visibility has resulted in an effort by left-wing criminals to deface them. So far, five billboards have been vandalized; one has already been defaced twice. We have ample funds to continue replacing billboards as fast as criminals can vandalize them. 

The most recent attack on one of our billboards, in a prosperous area of South Minneapolis, is interesting:

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SupportMNPolice.com billboard

Note three things: 1) “Shoot our police.” How peaceful can you get? 2) The Antifa symbol, an A in a circle. 3) The hammer and sickle. This would seem to put to rest any question about the political orientation of those who advocate murdering police officers. What we see here is the vilest sort of extremism. 

If you want to learn more about our campaign, go here. And if you want to help us in the fight to defend law enforcement and stand up to Communist bullies, you can donate here.

I have not mentioned what is probably the most important element of our pro-police campaign, from a national perspective. I will get to that later in the day.  read more. (reprinted with permission)

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