Pelosi Claims She Doesn't Know Where This "Attitude Of Lawlessness" Is Coming From

Published December 15, 2021 61,926 Views
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There is a growing "attitude of lawlessness" underlying increasing crime rates in American cities, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that smash-and-grab crimes targeting retail establishments are a big problem that has to be addressed..

There is a "lawlessness in a nation that originates from I don't know where, but we cannot have that lawlessness," Mrs. Pelosi said.

The California Democrat declared, "None of it is appropriate." "It's time to put an end to it."

There has been an increase in crime beyond the headline-grabbing occurrences in San Francisco, the speaker said.

An anti-drug and anti-gun crime campaign was launched this week by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who is a Democrat.

Breed stated, "It's time to put a stop to the reign of criminals that are ruining our city." As a result, "it comes to an end when we take the measures to be more active with law enforcement, more forceful with the changes in our regulations, and less tolerant of all the bullshit that has ruined our city."

The New York congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, recently voiced some reservations about the alleged surge in flash mob thefts and smash-and-grab assaults, so Mrs. Pelosi's remarks indicate another split with the far-left side of her party.

"We have to speak about details because, for example, we're really seeing a lot of these charges of organized retail theft not actually prove out," Ocasio-Cortez previously told the Washington Times. There is a Walgreens in California that I think stated it, but the statistics didn't support it.

The year 2021 has witnessed a significant increase in violent crime, according to data.

According to figures given by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, Chicago is experiencing one of its worst years for murders and violent crime in the city's history.

Cook County has had more over 1,000 killings in 2021; almost 900 of those were gun-related.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday that as of Tuesday, 3,923 shootings have occurred this year, compared to 3,752 at this time last year, a 4.6 percent rise.

Philadelphia has seen a 13% spike in murders this year, with 529 compared to 470 at this time last year.

An ABC News/Ipsos survey this week indicated Americans had grown more worried about crime.

Only 36 percent of Americans approve of President Biden's handling of crime, according to a survey conducted Dec. 10-11.

There was an error margin of 5 points in the poll, which polled 524 individuals.

The White House rebutted some Democrats' skepticism about crime sprees when asked about it.

There is disagreement among the administration's top spokeswoman, Jen Psaki.

Administration measures to strengthen local police forces and work with state leaders concerned about crime have been praised by White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

In an interview, Ms. Psaki remarked, "We have seen some of these incredibly horrific footage of retail theft." Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state and municipal officials have expressed alarm about this." "We're on the same page."

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