“Democrat Party promotes crime” – Monterey Herald—sent April 24, 2023, not published.
It seems that the Democrat Party is again drifting further toward a party of criminals. This new stage is far more serious than the Democrats’ political machines that have plagued big cities for decades. Their crimes of graft, bribery, and nepotism drained the public treasury, but they never advocated criminal activity and violence.
Recently, there was a large riot in downtown Chicago now dubbed the “Teen Takeover.” Hundreds of teenagers attacked tourists, smashed car windows, beat and robbed citizens, and fired guns, injuring three teenage boys.
What was the response from Robert Peters, an Illinois Democrat state senator who represents parts of Chicago? He defended the criminals, tweeting, “I would look at the behavior of young people as a political act and statement. It’s a mass protest against poverty and segregation.”
Other Democrats have echoed this same nonsense. Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA, promised in 2021 to avoid prosecuting theft cases, which he called the “crime of poverty.”
Our political leaders need to speak out against criminal activity, not promote it.
–Lawrence Samuels, Carmel