Philadelphia has experienced record numbers of homicides in 2021. According to CNN, The City of Brotherly Love has experienced 513 homicides in 2021 as of December 12, 2021.
In response to this alarming rise in homicides, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter took District Attorney Larry Krasner to task. This entire controversy kicked off on December 6, when Krasner was asked whether people should be concerned about coming into the city due to its heightened gun violence. Krasner stated, “We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime.”
“We don’t have a crisis of violence, and that is a category that includes gun violence, but it also includes some pretty horrible stuff — like rape committed without a weapon or like a stabbing,” Krasner added.
Nutter angrily responded to Krasner’s comment with an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Larry Krasner owes an apology to the 521 families of Philly’s homicide victims.”
Nutter wrote in the op-ed: “I have to wonder what kind of messed up world of white wokeness Krasner is living in to have so little regard for human lives lost — many of them black and brown — while he advances his own national profile as a progressive District Attorney.”
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was also asked on December 8 about the city’s alarming murder rate. Kenney claimed that police are conducting beat patrols in areas experiencing significant crime in order to prevent further killings.
Krasner is a George Soros-funded district attorney who is notorious for soft-on-crime policies and for prevent illegal aliens from being deported. His approach to justice has empowered criminals and made Philadelphia incredibly insecure.
There are clear forms of infighting taking place within the Democratic Party. The woke wing, which pushes lax criminal justice policies, is clashing with neoliberal Democrats who are generally concerned with keeping power. As a result, they’re trying to meet disgruntled voters who have grown jittery over crime somewhere in the middle.
Certain groups like Hispanics, who have traditionally been in the Democratic coalition, have grown weary of radical groups like Black Lives Matter and want some semblance of order back on the streets. Such fights are typical of the current environment the Democratic Party finds itself in, where it has to juggle with competing factions within its ranks.
As the country continues its downward spiral, similar factional infighting will become the norm throughout the U.S. Regardless of the intriguing nature of these conflicts, Americans will suffer thanks to the lack of coherent political leadership in major metro areas. A much more sober society would have leaders that universally understand the importance of law and order and not get bamboozled by oligarchs like George Soros who promote nothing but social chaos.