- THE BLAZE - Jan 27, 2021 -
DANIEL HOROWITZ -
And it's not just the war on cops
We have domestic terrorism in this country, all right. It's just that it emanates almost exclusively from the left and violent career criminals. When will our focus shift to those people? And if not, what's the purpose of having law enforcement other than to empower a tyrannical government?
Every last person involved in the Capitol riot will be brought to justice … and then some. But when will the people responsible for the most violent year be brought to justice?
It's not just the widespread arson, looting, vandalism, and blocking of roads we continue to see from Antifa and Black Lives Matter even now, into 2021. It's the widespread effects of the lawlessness and deterrent against policing (rather than against criminals) that has led to the sharpest one-year increase in crime in recent history.
Earlier this week, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal revealing some startling crime statistics from 2020: