Violent Crime Has Become A Hot Political Issue This Election Season – Perhaps That Is Because There Is Blood All Over Our Streets

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Millions upon millions of Americans are starting to realize that we simply cannot continue down the path that we are currently on.  Communities all over the nation are degenerating into crime-infested hellholes, and a lot of us have decided that enough is enough.  We don’t want to raise our families in cities that resemble war zones.  We don’t want to walk on city streets that are soaked in blood.  Unfortunately, just electing new politicians won’t stop the rising tide of violence.  The truth is that social decay is systematically eating away at the foundations of our culture, and that is not such an easy thing to fix.


Survey after survey has shown that violent crime is one of the hottest political issues in America right now.

In fact, a recent Gallup survey discovered that a whopping 72 percent of Americans are “dissatisfied with the nation’s policies to reduce or control crime”…

A Gallup poll from earlier this year found 72% of Americans were dissatisfied with the nation’s policies to reduce or control crime. Other polls, including a survey by Monmouth University released this month, have found voters see crime among the most important issues ahead of the 2022 midterms.

In September alone, Republican campaigns and groups spent $39.8 million on 157 unique ads focused on crime, according to ad tracker AdImpact. Democratic campaigns and groups, mostly in response to the Republican attacks, spent $32.9 million on 119 distinct ads on the issue – a significant increase from the amount these groups were spending on the issue in August.

This isn’t a fake issue.

There really is blood all over our streets, and some of our largest cities are reporting numbers that are absolutely eye-popping in 2022.

For example, the city of New Orleans says that the number of murders in the city this year has already surpassed the totals from both 2020 and 2021

In the first nine months of the year, the city has already surpassed the total number of homicides from each of the last two years according to the Metropolitan Crime Commission.

The number of homicides was surpassed on Sunday (October 2), with 220 reported homicides in 2022. That is two more than last year, which had a total of 218 homicides, and 19 more than in 2020 which had 201 homicides. Along with the increase in violent crime, armed robberies are outpacing all other violent crimes with a year-to-date total of 417, and they are occurring at an increased rate in every single NOPD District according to the Orleans Crime Bulletin.

Our culture has become a culture of violence, and way too many people are needlessly dying.

In particular, it should deeply sadden all of us when the life of a young person is senselessly ended for no reason at all.

Earlier this month, the murder of an 18-year-old football star in Georgia made headlines all over the country

The girlfriend of a murdered high school football star says his final word was ‘Help’, said as he died in a pool of blood after being shot outside a Georgia mall.

Bailey Reidling, 20, says she searched for a pulse in vain after her boyfriend Elijah De Witt was gunned down outside Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Lawrenceville on October 5.

She told Fox News: ‘I run over to Elijah, and he’s on the ground and I go right over to him, and he mouths to me – the last word he said to me was “help.”‘

He could have had such a bright future ahead of him.

But now he is gone.

If it seems to you that crime is getting a lot worse in our major cities, that is because it is.

In fact, a former governor of New York says that he has never felt more unsafe walking the streets of New York City than he does right now

New York’s former Democrat Gov. David Paterson says he has never felt more unsafe in New York City than now, adding that his party has a “blind spot” when it comes to crime.

Paterson said on “The Cats Roundtable with John Catsimatidis” radio show Sunday that crime is still a top issue for New Yorkers in the 2022 midterm election cycle, and he hoped that candidates would take notice.

“For the first time in my life—even in the late ’80s and ’90s when the crime rate was killing 2,000 people a year, I never felt as unsafe as I do now just walking around and God forbid, sometimes we take the subway home from WABC. And you’re hearing about an assault on the subway almost every other day,” Paterson said.

You know that things are bad when even prominent Democrats are talking like this.

But violent crime is not just a problem in our urban areas.

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