LAPD Officer Warns It's 'The Purge': 'Police Can No Longer Keep Them Safe'
If there is one city that represents the results of a Biden presidency it has to be Los Angeles. The city of Angels has become the stuff of nightmare with an LAPD detective warning citizens that the police can no longer keep them safe, dubbing the city 'The Purge' after a series of dystopian action horror films.
In the move In an America ravaged by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government sanctions an annual 12-hour period during which all criminal activity, including murder, is legal.
Except, according to the LAPD detective, every day is the purge in LA....
Jamie McBride, an LAPD detective and director of the Lost Angeles Police Protective League, told Fox News earlier this week that the city was not safe. He told people “don’t visit because we don’t think we can keep you safe right now” and compared Los Angeles to “The Purge,” insisting that “instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, they have 365 days.”
Fox 11 further reported that “McBride blamed the crime surge on things like Proposition 47, which changed sentencing guidelines, as well as the state’s zero-bail policy, which he said puts criminals back on the street, ‘faster than the officers can finish the report.’”
More from the outlet:
"Last week, LAPD Chief Michel Moore and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced 14 arrests in connection with a series of smash-and-grab robberies spanning late November. All 14 of those people who were taken into custody were later released due to the state’s zero-bail policy.
In order to fix the problem, McBride suggested starting from the top with California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom though called out local officials last week, saying that shoplifters should be prosecuted, calling the spate of robberies “unacceptable.” The governor has also promised the proposed budget he sends to state lawmakers next month will “significantly increase our efforts to go after these retail rings.”
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said he's working to "more aggressively" go after criminals and seek "full prosecution" as the city sees an alarming spike in violent crimes.
According to a local news outlet, Moore spoke candidly about the increase in crime during Tuesdays conference. Moore said he's increasing patrols to curb the violence.
"Right now, I believe that the efforts of the last year and a half or so created at least a perception of a more permissive environment," said Moore. "For people that have the ability to go out and engage in this type of conduct we are talking about here with no consequence."
Zero-bail policies mean, in some instances, suspects are quickly released from custody after they're arrested and booked for the crimes. The current zero-bail policy was designed to reduce jail populations during the pandemic.
"Two years ago, a person arrested would be in custody and set to be arraigned in 72 hours," said Moore. "Today, that process is, with the zero-bail, that person is in and out back in the community and their next court appearance is an arraignment that's four or five months out."
Moore said homicides have gone up about 50% since 2019 and aggravated assaults have gone up about 16%. With 200 hundred robberies happening last week alone, the outlet reported.