Violence is nothing new to the city of Little Rock, Arkansas. A quick search of the “small river market” will reveal that even the entertainment district is rife with violent crime.
“Crime is on a downward trend. Violent crime is on a downward trend,” Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey told reporters at an end-of-year news conference in December. He said crime in the city has halved, according to reports. KATV.
“We went from 22-23% to at one point 11%, and now we stand at 12% in violent crime,” he said. “Birmingham is about the same size. We had 65 homicides last year. They’ve got 120. We don’t take our violent crime enforcement lightly here. “
That’s good news, but according to the results of a January 2022 study by Wallet Hub, which ranks the crime rates of all US capital cities, Little Rock tops the list. This study was reported by KARK-TV.
On Tuesday, KATV reported that Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. passed a resolution declaring a public health emergency at a meeting of the city board.
Scott told the directors that Little Rock could not police the violence, the report said.
Board members are particularly worried about gun violence rate is increasing in the city.
Director Doris Wright said, “The loss of life is astounding, and I see basically an entire generation being genocide.”
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Another, Capi Peck told the group, “I wish we had done this a long time ago. It is not new. It has escalated, and I know we are all very, very preoccupied with the pandemic, and I know that the crime has been exacerbated by the pandemic. “
Finally, the Mayor spoke up: “So I ask this council to please consider a new way of doing more than just law enforcement. I am asking the board to review and understand that there are certain dynamics for which there is no quick fix here. If someone commits a crime, they get caught in the city of Little Rock, and the data shows that. We are trying to stop the crime from happening.”
His proposed solution, he said, would tackle violence using a “comprehensive approach.” Community workers will assist law enforcement in combating the escalating violence. It will also involve hiring more mental health staff.
No one will be surprised to learn that Mayor Scott is a Democratic Party member.
Deputy Mayor Lance Hines disagreed with the idea of calling this a “hug a thug” approach.
Hines said, “This overall approach, and this will offend some people, the ‘hug a thug’ kind of doesn’t work. It has never worked. Our problem is that we have tolerated even the smallest criminal activities for so long.”
Two of the directors said they found the term “thugs” to be “disrespectful” and “offensive,” according to KATV.
Northwest Arkansas Democratic Party Gazette reported that Greater City Manager Antwan Phillips, who they noted is black, “looked stunned when Hines made the ‘hussed’ remark, and then referred to Hines’ language as ‘ not suitable’.”
“I’m sad that my co-workers are going to use that and try to use those whistles to point out what’s going on in the city,” Phillips said.
Ward 2 City Manager Ken Richardson, who is also listed as black by the Democratic Gazette, said, “I would like to apologize to the families and participants of our program for being called gangsters. map in a public meeting.” Richardson said the term is “offensive” and “offensive.”
Predictably, the resolution was passed by a 9 to 1 vote. Hines ‘was’ the only vote.
Hines, of course, is right. Criminals see soft on crime is “permission.”
If Sheriff Humphrey told the truth in his December press conference that his department could halve the crime rate by 2021, why don’t they just keep doing what they’re doing? How will adopting a “more holistic” approach help?
In Little Rock, the effectiveness of this new approach could become a highlight in the upcoming election, and Scott announced his re-election campaign last week.
Little Rock, let’s continue to look forward, push forward and grow forward. I am proud to announce my re-election campaign and continue to serve our great city. pic.twitter.com/2E66bXvOf6
– Frank Scott, Jr. (@FrankScottJr) February 1, 2022
Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Why would a comprehensive justice system work in Little Rock when it fails everywhere else, especially in New York City?
We’ve seen that avoidance leads to more crime. Any city with low deployment or no guarantee money programs have seen their crime rates spike.
Cities with Soros-backed district attorneys, who reduce crimes or don’t charge crimes at all, also see an increase in crime.
Why are so many people on the left more concerned with justice for criminals than justice for victims?
For Phillips and Richardson, member of management Council those offended by the phrase “thugs”, forgive us your outrage. You won’t be too respectful when you or someone you love becomes the latest victim of violent crime.
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