This is stunning.
A detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, Jamie McBride revealed that he advises visitors not to come to the city because he considers it unsafe.
The reason for the rising crime rates in California – according to McBride – is Gov. Gavin Newsom, the detective also accused progressive district attorneys of “advocating for the criminals.”
In an interview with Fox News, the detective revealed that they were warning people from visiting the state as they don’t think they could keep them safe. He also drew on similarities between Los Angeles and the movie Purge, saying, “Los Angeles is like the movie Purge, but instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, they have 365 days.”
He blamed the “zero bail” policy and Proposition 47 – which reduced sentencing for various nonviolent crimes – as the cause of the increasing crime rate.
This comes as Newsom recently criticized cities in the state for having lenient policies on retail theft. The governor mentioned cities should enforce the law against thieves, saying that “police need to arrest them. Prosecutors need to prosecute them. Judges need to hold people accountable for breaking the law.” He elaborated, saying that the crimes were not victimless and that he had no empathy for the “criminal elements.”
Unfortunately, the pandemic has led to a rise in organized retail crime in the Bay Area in California. A 2020 survey conducted by the National Retail Federation revealed three California cities were on the top 10 worst U.S. cities for retail crime – Los Angeles came in at number one. Best Buy, Walgreens, and many national retailers have reported spikes in crime as a primary challenge.