CHICAGO (AP) — Violent crimes – from homicides and rapes to robberies – have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can’t point to a single reason why and the jump isn’t enough to suggest there’s a trend.Still, it is stumping law enforcement officials, who are seeking a way to combat the problem.”It’s being reported on at local levels, but in my view, it’s not getting the attention at the national level it deserves,” FBI Director James Comey said recently. “I don’t know what the answer is, but holy cow, do we have a problem.
Really? They can’t figure it out? Heck, we were expecting a climb a while back and said so. Florida did show small increases in some violent crimes in 2015. Maybe the data got processed by certain politically correct filters and you missed it coming or willingly chose to ignore.
Some in law enforcement have speculated that a climate after the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has made officers reticent about taking the steps needed to stop crime, but Stephens says that tough scrutiny on policing has always been part of the job, even if it’s “more visible, more strident” now.
F.I.D.O. (Fuck It, Drive On) is the procedure some (more than some) LEOs from specific police departments are taking after Ferguson and Baltimore. And you cannot blame them when the political city masters are willing to sacrifice them for job security. And before you bitch about how it is their job and are getting paid for it, let’s remember that police not only has no duty to protect you but even they have leeway on enforcing the laws.
I will also add that we are getting a huge influx of inmates released into society. Thanks to a policy of making every silly shit a felony, we are now invaded by people who may have committed non-violent offenses, but survived what is called the Gladiator School inside our prisons. These are people who may have not belonged to gangs outside, but the needed to do so in the inside to keep breathing. Do not imagine they will suddenly become deacons in their local churches just because they were released from prison.
I figure we have two things coming: More violent crime (which the media will cry and moan about) and more defensive uses of guns (which the media will not adapt to easily but may eventually come to “accept”.)
And with the volatility in political “expression” this year, you better be ready to see some serious crap coming your way.
Lock & Load.
PS: Pray for a calm hurricane season.