As with their illogical view of guns, the way leftists consider police and crime is absurd.
On one hand, they want to defund the police. And no, contrary to their protestations, defund doesn’t mean something other than “defund.” It means that they want to cut funding; they want to slash the budgets of police forces.
But, on the other hand, they don’t quite get why crime is skyrocketing. Despite the existence of videos such as this one, the one referenced in the above tweet, wherein criminals are blatantly stealing and breaking the law, leftists can’t quite grasp the connection between defunding the police and increasing crime.
The simple fact is that, unless private citizens are encouraged to act to prevent crime, which would mean encouraging vigilante justice, there must be a sufficient number of law enforcement officers. Those officers must be present, so as to reduce the occurrence of crime, while also being predisposed to action and competent enough to catch criminals after crimes have been committed.
Without that, crime will increase. Criminals will recognize that there are no consequences to their law-breaking and will, therefore, commit more crimes. If the law is not enforced, it will, in practice, cease to exist. It’s thanks to the stupidity of CNN and its viewers that leftists don’t understand that and think that “investing” in social workers will help stem the crime wave. It won’t. Law enforcement is all that will.
By: Gen Z Conservative