I keep saying it: the only reason our cities are in chaos is because the Democrat politicians in control of them are allowing it to happen. We haven’t lost control; we’ve ceded control.
The DoJ has now declared that NYC, Portland and Seattle are at risk for losing federal funding:
The U.S. Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. The Department of Justice is continuing to work to identify jurisdictions that meet the criteria set out in the President’s Memorandum and will periodically update the list of selected jurisdictions as required therein.
The list was published on DOJ’s website today in response to President Trump’s memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled “Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.”
“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”
And if not, they should lose every last dime of their federal funding.
I think it’s now starting to dawn on Democrats that they screwed up massively in allowing three and a half months of rioting and chaos. But no matter what they do, they will always be viewed as the party of the riots. It’s too late for them to try to reverse course. The voters can see right through it.