Home to Roost – by Professor Ornery Dragon
It appears as though the Democrats’ chickens are finally coming home to roost. In Philadelphia, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) was carjacked and all her belongings stolen in broad daylight in FDR Park by a group of young black men. FDR Park is a very large park and golf course in the south of Philly, just a couple blocks west of the sports complex. It is not some little pocket park in a bad area of the city. Scanlon is a huge supporter of the defund the police movement and Philly DA Larry Krasner (a Soros creature). Jim Kenney, the erstwhile mayor of Philly, and another Krasner supporter was “appalled” to learn of the carjacking. It is to laugh. Hey, Jimmy-boy! Perhaps you should give the police more money and support!
In a Chicago suburb, an Illinois state senator (Kimberly Lightford, Democrat) was carjacked as well. Again in broad daylight. And in San Francisco, a growing wave of drug deal killings and overdoses in the Tenderloin (a notoriously bad area of the city), has finally drawn the attention of the city’s progressive mayor, London Breed (Democrat), whose call for stronger and more frequent policing of the area has caused her DA, Chesa Boudin (D-Soros funded and so progressive he makes progressives look conservative) to get mad at her.
In Oakland, California an NBC news crew was robbed of their cameras at gun point. Now, while many of us familiar with the area might say, “well, yeah, Oakland” it must be pointed out that in the years I lived in San Francisco, and the twenty-five years my parents lived there, I didn’t hear any stories like that. An entire news crew, held at gunpoint and robbed…wait for it…in broad daylight.
Finally, we’re seeing the consequences of the defund the police movement being noticed by the national news services. Fortunately nobody was injured in the two carjackings. Sadly, many people will die before Boudin does something about the Tenderloin. But we are seeing some chickens come home to roost. Those who support the defund the police idea are now victims of the crime wave they created.
It did take some high-profile victims for that to happen, but that indeed was only a matter of time. You know that if the carjacking had happened to your average Philadelphian or Chicagoan, the response would have made the Slowsky family look positively swift-footed.
In many cities the mayors and city council members who agitated for defunding the police have resorted to hiring private security for themselves while the city residents are left to fend for themselves. Yeah, that goes over well with voters.
In the Philadelphia case, the cops found the car, with all five carjackers in it, in Newark, Delaware (about 25 miles south of Philly) a few hours later. Please note that it wasn’t social workers who found the car and convinced the carjackers to pretty-please give it back. I seriously doubt you could find a currently employed social worker who would be willing to confront a car full of five armed “youths”.
The entire defund the police movement was predicated on the idea that cops always abuse force. This image was further enhanced by the media’s highlighting of every single police-involved shooting or altercation and the continued implication that the only reason there was an altercation was because the police had started it. This is a completely b.s. view and explicitly designed to demonize all police officers – good, bad, indifferent, white, black, Hispanic, and Asian, Republican voters, and Democratic voters. All of them.
Progressive politicians and the media have only themselves to blame for becoming crime victims. The media is finding out that they’re fair game to criminals as well, and perhaps even a fun challenge. After all, if your “employment” is armed robbery, then robbing a news crew in broad daylight probably seems like an entertaining challenge. Just like all the smash-and-grab robberies going on in San Francisco in its high-end, trendy stores. In this case, blame the victim is perfectly allowable.
The schadenfreude of all these attacks is beautiful to behold. But what’s even more fun is that they are being reported on national news. The powers-that-be have no choice but to comment on them. Of course, many of the comments will be like those of Jim Kenney…expressing shock without the teensiest bit of acknowledgement that he bears even one iota of responsibility for them.
And that’s how the left operates. “Let’s do all these feel-good things! If you object, you’re an eeebil, raaaacist unperson!” Thing goes into operation. Lefty and Lefty’s friends smile and ignore the objections of the hoi polloi, after all, the hoi polloi is just a bunch of knuckle-dragging raaaaacists. Then suddenly one day, one of Lefty’s friends is just SOCMOB (standing on corner, minding own business) when BAM! Out of nowhere and for no reason, some maladjusted yute robs them at gunpoint. “Wait just a damn minute,” Lefty yells. “That’s supposed to happen to the other guys not me and my friends! How dare you! I’m calling the cops!”
This is what we call irony. Lefty now needs and wants a police presence. But…there’s a problem. The cops, having been vilified for the last several years by Lefty and friends, told that they are all just raaaacist killers, are less than enthusiastic when it comes to putting their lives on the line for Lefty et al. Shrug. “Sorry, sir. We simply don’t have the manpower to investigate a simple mugging.”
Yes, there are parts of the criminal justice system that need real reform, but defunding police, and raising the value limits on stolen goods for prosecution purposes among other ridiculous and stupid measures ain’t the reform needed.
And there will be even more schadenfreude to enjoy when Lefty et al recognize that the perpetrators of the crimes on their friends are black. Now what’s a good white liberal to do? Go count the chickens you’re missing. That’s how many have yet to come home.
For the rest of us, stay safe and stay alert. Pay attention to your surroundings. Trust your gut. Because if you become a crime victim the system will grind much more painfully and slowly for you than it does for the politicians. After all, you are a mere peasant to their nobility.
In the meantime, pass the popcorn and enjoy the show!