LAPD Detective Compares City To ‘The Purge: ‘We Don’t Think We Can Keep You Safe’ | Beaufort County Now | A Los Angeles Police Department detective compared the city to the movie “The Purge,” and warned people to stay away following reports of numerous smash-and-grab incidents and robberies.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This older, but yet to be published post is finally being presented now as an archivable history of the current events of these days that will become the real history of tomorrow.

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ashe Schow.

    A Los Angeles Police Department detective compared the city to the movie "The Purge," and warned people to stay away following reports of numerous smash-and-grab incidents and robberies.

    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."


    As The Daily Wire has reported, California has seen a string of smash-and-grab crimes in recent weeks. Earlier this week, a family with young children visiting San Francisco had their rental car broken into, with several valuable items stolen. The family was in the car when the theft occurred.

    "I was in the car when it happened. All I could hear was a smash and then I said no, I jumped out of the car but it was quick. It was five seconds," Kimberly Balde told KRON 4. "You could see people were in the car so each seat was taken and my two daughters were in the back, one's two and one's four and it was behind the 4-year-old and like I said, she seen him. He was wearing all black with a black ski mask and she said, 'that ninja took that bag.'"

    Earlier this month, 14 were arrested by LAPD in connection to 11 smash-and-grab robberies that totaled around $340,000 in stolen goods.

    Los Angeles Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a press conference regarding the incidents that the city needs "the help of our criminal justice system, of our judges, of our jailers."

    "We have opened up a lot of the city because we're in a better place with COVID," Garcetti added. "We should be able to also open up our jails, and we should be able to have judges that put people behind those bars."

    The Daily Wire is one of America's fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Have you heard the latest? Uncle Joe is attempting to appropriate billions of dollars to a program designed to mandate that CRT is taught across the nation in OUR public schools.
Saule Omarova, Democrat President Joe Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency, has withdrawn her name from consideration for the position after facing increasing opposition to nomination over allegations that she was a Marxist.
The Federal Reserve announced an increase in interest rates Wednesday afternoon, boosting the cost of borrowing money by 0.75%, the largest increase in a single meeting in nearly 30 years.
Clarence Thomas tells us what we need to be working toward
Politicians in Washington are growing increasingly nervous, as the CDC has announced they have discovered the first case of Lizardpox on American shores.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday that suspending gas taxes is “certainly worth considering” amid rising energy prices.
Australia reportedly will not send officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, in response to the communist nation’s genocide against religious minorities.
To what extent can a selective educational institution advantage certain racial groups in admissions decisions without discriminating against other groups simultaneously?
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday blamed global factors for Americans’ spiraling purchasing power and declared a recession is “not at all inevitable,” despite a growing consensus the U.S. could soon find out one is already underway.

HbAD1

With the price of food skyrocketing and the value of Bitcoin plummeting, McDonald's restaurants across the world have rolled out a new value menu in which all items cost only 1 Bitcoin.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed President Joe Biden during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday over the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been amassing near its border in what experts warn might be a prelude to an invasion.
The North Carolina State Health Plan and the National Academy for State Health Policy Find that North Carolina's Dominant Hospital Systems Recorded Billions of Dollars in Profits After Taking Taxpayer-Funded COVID Relief
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) got some unexpected praise late this week from media personality Bill Maher, who insisted that DeSantis would be better than former President Donald Trump.
Milestone Air Quality Legislation Paved Way for Significant Environmental and Clean Energy Efforts
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took a shot at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during Tuesday’s press briefing over remarks that Ocasio-Cortez made about organized retail theft incidents that have plagued several major Democrat-controlled cities in recent weeks.
The United States of America has edged closer and closer to the Leftist maxim of "Abortion on Demand" whenever it is demanded, by whomever demands it, but now that ease of operation to alleviate oneself of that nagging little problem has come to a screeching halt.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top