Governor Gavin Newsom deflect criticism of a recent wave of “smash and take” robberies in California, indicating that crime is also on the rise in states that don’t get as much attention in conservative corners as Fox News.
Ms Behar said: “Critics of law enforcement blame this on your lax bail and theft policies, which are encouraging crime. “Okay, here is your chance to tell us.”
Mr. Newsom quickly dismissed that explanation.
“They can’t even identify what they’re referring to because it’s related to those policies, so that’s a lot of rhetoric,” the governor said. “That said, it is unacceptable what is happening. Those images are unacceptable…”
“We realized that we had to do more and better,” he continued. “But it’s not unique to California. You’ve seen it in Chicago and Minnesota… Property crime has increased in many, many states, red states, not just blue states. For example, violent crime and property crime are higher in Texas than in California. I don’t see that on Fox News. ”
California has been ravaged in recent weeks with so-called “smashing” robberies, in which organized crime groups quickly “smash” the glass of a display case and “grab” a large amount of money. goods.
Last week, Los Angeles police arrested 14 people in connection with 11 such robberies, but were forced to release all from being detained. Police said some defendants were released on bail, while others met the criteria for the LA County Superior Court’s “no bail” policy for low-level offenders.
Critics have blamed policies like these for the recent spate of robberies.
“We need the help of our criminal justice system, of our judges, of our regulators,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat. said at a recent meeting Press Conference. “We opened up a lot of cities because we are in a better place with COVID. We can also open our prisons, and we’ll be able to have judges put people behind those bars. “
The conservative media accepted that story. As a recent Fox News headline put it, “Robberies and robberies raging cities with liberal district attorneys.”
Above See, Mr. Newsom dismissed this angle as “political”. He points out that since 2014, when California raised the threshold for felonies — as many other states have done — property crime in the state has steadily increased. downward.
“So there’s a convenience, there’s a politics going on here, but the facts show that this is something else and another,” the governor said.
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