We have all heard of how America’s bluest cities are becoming crime-ridden cesspools.
New York City and Chicago are fast becoming unlivable as law-abiding citizens are forced to flee or hunker down as criminals control the streets.
And now this Democrat Governor of a red state was just exposed, putting the safety of all his constituents in jeopardy.
Back in the good old days of 2019, crime was reaching all-time lows under the watch of then-President Donald Trump.
Since then, many major metropolitan cities are seeing the worst crime rates in decades.
There are a few main reasons for this troubling new trend.
Remember when AOC said people have to loot because they need bread to feed their families?
I wasn’t aware that Apple, Lululemon, and Nike stores in Philadelphia sell bread… pic.twitter.com/u2c9f25lnj
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) September 27, 2023
First, there’s the general misguided theory on the Left that poverty drives crime and that all criminals are just Aladdin’s trying to put bread on the table.
Leader of “the Squad,” Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, explains as much in the above video.
Politicians like AOC’s fellow New Yorker, Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul, then push for policies like cashless bail that let criminals back on the streets without any collateral.
Then you have the Black Lives Matter movement that birthed the “defund the police” agenda.
Along with some big blue cities slashing police budgets, the hatred displayed against the cops, along with the risk of facing jail time for simply doing their jobs, have combined for officer shortages in departments across the country.
"If somebody decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike… that’s reparations"
This is a BLM organizer in Chicago pic.twitter.com/vZv4tN8Kt5
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) September 27, 2023
The BLM activists also believe looting shops is the equivalent of reparations, as Chicago BLM organizer Ariel Atkins can be seen proudly admitting in the above video.
And finally, billionaire socialist George Soros is spending tens of millions of dollars to elect criminal-friendly district attorneys.
Those woke DAs in municipalities like Philadelphia and Minneapolis then decline to prosecute crimes they feel could be the result of a supposed “social construct.”
Gov. Andy Beshear endangers Kentuckians
All of those elements have resulted in rising violent crime rates, riots, retail theft, and grand theft auto rings.
And these soft-on-crime factors have even extended to red states like Kentucky.
Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear’s strategy to fight crime appears to be to put the criminals back out on the street.
If Gov. Beshear’s approach seems counter intuitive, don’t worry you’re not going crazy, it’s having the exact effect you would think.
The freshly-released crooks are reoffending at an alarming rate.
A new report shows nearly 70% of inmates released by Andy Beshear were arrested again on new charges – including assault and homicide.
Kentucky is less safe because of Andy Beshear. pic.twitter.com/SCoCGiKMlW
— The RGA (@GOPGovs) October 24, 2023
In fact, data from Kentucky’s Department of Information, Technology Services, Research, and Statistics shows Beshear commuted the sentences of 1,700 inmates in April and August of 2020.
How is that working out for residents of the Bluegrass State?
As well as anyone with an ounce of common sense would suspect.
According to the same report, 7 out of 10 of those convicts went on to commit new crimes after their early release.
Furthermore, 50% of them committed felonies within one year of Beshear releasing them.
Some of those crimes included assaults and homicides.
The Republican Governors Association summed up Beshear’s record bluntly.
“Kentucky is less safe because of Andy Beshear,” the group tweeted.
Cameron vs. Beshear
Kentuckians could potentially be rid of Beshear soon.
Kentucky holds off-year gubernatorial elections, meaning Beshear is up for re-election in just a matter of days.
Voters will select between the incumbent Democrat and his Republican challenger Daniel Cameron on November 7th.
Cameron is the current Attorney General of Kentucky.
With election day right around the corner, and despite crime being up under his watch, Beshear appears to be the favorite to win re-election.
In the most recent polling, Beshear leads Cameron by anywhere from 8-points to 2-points.
Meanwhile, Inside Elections, The Cook Political Report, and Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball all rate the race as lean or tilt Democrat.