Violent crime has been on the rise for over a year, with the number of murders growing by triple digits in some cities, Fox News noted. This weekend, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro told her views that there’s only one surefire way to address the problem: Elect Republicans in the 2022 midterms.
During the Saturday evening broadcast of Justice With Judge Jeanine, Pirro said that America’s “number one health issue” is “out of control criminals being allowed to terrorize the rest of us.”
“War waging on the streets”
The former New York state judge spoke of “a war waging on the streets,” dialing in on “last summer when rioting thugs started burning down property and businesses.”
As far as Pirro is concerned, one of the primary reasons why violent criminals have been more willing to act out is that criminals are increasingly under the impression that they believe they can get away with their crimes.
“From looting businesses, thugs began throwing Molotov cocktails, ramming residential areas, creating their own ‘hate America’ zones, forcing evacuations of police precincts, trying to burn down a federal courthouse,” Pirro recalled.
Democrats “did nothing”
Pirro added: “For months, the radical left was covered by the mainstream media as engaging in ‘peaceful protests’ while 2,000 cops were injured.”
“Even if arrested, protesters were released immediately, and charges, if any, were dropped by left-wing prosecutors,” Pirro recalled. “Democrats in charge did nothing. They made believe it was never even happening.”
Pirro wrapped her segment by insisting that Americans need to seek redress at the ballot box next year, declaring, “There’s only one way out of this. And it’s a number. The number is 2022.”
Bloodshed surges in major cities
Evidence of the growing danger of increased violent crime isn’t difficult to find, with Chicago’s NBC 5 reporting in June that the number of shootings on freeways around the city has doubled since last year.
Meanwhile, Fox News reported in April that Los Angeles County’s murder rate had gone up by an astounding 186% since the same time frame in 2020.
According to The Seattle Times, Portland’s escalation of violence was even more dramatic, with the rate of killing increasing seven-fold as of April. Non-fatal shootings have risen in Oregon’s largest city as well, growing roughly 300% in the same time frame.
The paper quoted Charles Asheim of the Portland Police Bureau as saying that law enforcement has been rendered less effective over the past year. “Our custodies and arrests have gone way down,” he noted.