Another crack in the facade of United States of Woke. Another city slipping into lawlessness, another head prosecutor who refuses to prosecute criminals. Another Democrat waking up to the consequences of demonizing the police.
At a Monday press briefing, Krasner told reporters: “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence.”
Michael Nutter was Philadelphia mayor from 2008 to 2016. He is a Democrat and he is black. Not exactly an anti-progressive kind of guy. Here’s what he has to say about Krasner’s statement:
“Larry Krasner owes an apology to the 521 families of Philly’s homicide victims. …
Krasner should also use his words to send a message to the shooters, murderers, and criminals of this city by committing to actually prosecute them, rather than coddle them, make excuses, reduce or drop charges. He should commit to locking them up for carrying illegal weapons or shooting people.
If Krasner does not have the fortitude or the guts to carry out those duties, he should resign and turn things over to someone who is not trying to sell Philadelphians on the false choice of having either public safety or police reform.”
Too little, too late? Probably. But it might wake up a few more Democrats. Maybe they won’t ruin the next city they move to.