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It’s like ‘The Purge,’ but 365 times worse

The movie “The Purge” may be a Hollywood product, but the head of the Los Angeles police union says the film is becoming a reality in his city.

If you haven’t seen the horror series, the premise is this: In order to provide a catalytic pathway through which the criminal urges can be released, all illegal activities are only allowed to be carried out. show one night a year. This is a questionable premise even for a fictional franchise, but it certainly doesn’t work when you let it happen 365 days a year.

California’s crime problem – and the permissive laws that created it – is no secret to anyone observing closely enough, but the media in general is not. (We won’t turn a blind eye to the failures of progressivism here at The Western Journal. You can help us shine a light on California’s failings – and the lessons the country has left. need to learn from it – by registration.)

In an interview with Fox 11 News on Monday, Jamie McBride — the head of the LA Police Defense League, which represents LAPD officers — said crime is “enough of a problem in the city,” he said. would urge people to stay away.

“It’s so violent, we’re telling people not to visit because we don’t think we can keep you safe right now,” McBride said in Monday’s interview.

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“There is rampant crime everywhere, and in fact, Los Angeles is like the movie ‘Purge’, but instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, they have 265 days to go out and do your crime. myself,” he continued.

McBride’s comments come after a series of robberies occurred at high-end stores and malls across the Golden State, which critics – including the sheriff – have blamed on lax criminal justice policies.

In particular, McBride emphasized the no bail policy: “Right now, you can go out, do whatever you want, commit a crime, and you’ll be out quicker than the cops can. report,” he told Fox. Recommend 47 was a 2014 law enacted through a referendum that reclassified many nonviolent property crimes that were less than $950 as a misdemeanor, not a felony.

Is crime in Los Angeles out of control?

In July, according to Related pressCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would allow prosecutors to charge individuals arrested for organized retail thefts such as smash and take with felony if they choose, although that doesn’t seem to make a difference.

As KCBS-TV note, just a day after McBride appeared on Fox, an estimated $100,000 in jewelry was stolen from the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. That comes after a series of smashes and scuffles in California and across the country over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Based on KTTV, a so-called “flash mob” attacked a Home Depot in Lakewood, California on Black Friday.

In Los Angeles, UK Daily Mail reported, a Nordstrom in Los Angeles was hit with an “organized smash” on Thanksgiving eve, netting $5,000 in merchandise.

A CVS pharmacy was hacked just an hour later, with thieves taking away $8,000. In Santa Rosa, California, thieves made $20,000 from an Apple Store that morning.

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LAPD director Michel Moore said, in light of McBride’s criticism, that the city is safe and tourists should come.

“I believe it is safe for all tourists to come to Los Angeles. Sure, it’s as safe here as in any other part of the country,” Moore said, according to KCBS-TV.

As for the robberies: “It’s not out of control. It’s not a spiral we’ve lost control of. The important thing is that we don’t have a sense of receptivity or just a lack of theory approach to the problem. We are determining how severe it is,” Moore said.

However, other Angelenos and tourists spoke to KCBS, already call out its severity.

Saran Veenstra said: “Walking at night is quite scary. She moved to Los Angeles from Wisconsin earlier this year and was amazed at the extent of the crime problem.

“I really think that would be a safe area. Turns out not as safe as I thought. I definitely, like, bring something on every time I leave the house when it’s dark.”

“We just take Ubers around and don’t walk from place to place,” one tourist told the station. “So that’s about it.”

While that’s good for ride-hailing, it’s bad for the perception of the city – and California in general, which has become the cradle for every failed social lab experiment the left wing has conducted. operating for more than a decade. Although it is not possible to point to any one of them separately as the proximate cause of lawlessness, it can be said that a combination of overlapping failed experiments is the cause.

Sure, the idea of ​​a year-long “Purchase” in Los Angeles can be exaggerated. However, one shudders to think that California Democratic Party McBride’s comparison can be taken not as condemnation, but instead as a suggestion.

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who divides his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he has been writing for the Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who divides his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he has been writing for the Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Outside of politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially story fiction. British painting and modern Japanese lighting), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (both America and the world).

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Catholic University of America

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