A surge in violent street crime has made many of America’s cities less safe for the famous and ordinary alike.
Barbara Boxer, the former Democratic senator from California, was assaulted and had her phone stolen on the streets of Oakland, California in broad daylight on Monday, Fox News reported.
Mugged in Oakland
The news of the savage attack on the 80-year-old was shared by her official Twitter account.
The elder stateswoman, who retired from the Senate in 2017 after a career stretching back to the 1980s, was in the city’s Jack London Square neighborhood when the assailant “pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the message said.
Boxer was not seriously injured. The crime took place around 1:15 p.m, according to the police, in the 300 block of 3rd Street. There is a $2,000 reward for information identifying the suspect in the brazen assault.
“The suspect forcefully took loss from the victim, and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle,” the police said.
“How could you do this”
The dramatic incident underscores a crime surge resulting from the Democratic party’s hostility to local police departments. A number of horrific, unprovoked assaults on Asian Americans have attracted particular attention. Boxer, who is white, described her frightening experience to ABC7.
“When I look at the news, I see mostly Asian American women, just knocked to the ground,” Boxer said. “I know how it feels. It’s so scary and so alarming.”
Boxer said that she realized she was being stalked “out of the corner of my eye” and then, within moments, she “was hit from behind very hard,” adding, “As he was running away I said… how could you do this to a grandmother?”
Liberal media ignores it
“Former California Senator Barbara Boxer was savagely assaulted and robbed yesterday in Oakland, where they defunded the police,” he said. “Our once great cities, like New York, Detroit, San Francisco, and so many others, have become a paradise for criminals because of Democrats.”