I will get downvoted for this but I actually read the damn article so I have to say it. A high ranking female got assigned to be in charge of an assignment she didn’t want to be in charge of, instead of the one she preferred. She wasn’t demoted. She wasn’t denied a promotion. Maybe there’s more to her allegations but if that’s her chief complaint as the article says I don’t see it. I am well aware of crime rates and the precipitous decline since their height in the mid-1990s, however, it is also true that our nation’s largest cities are seeing surges in homicides that we have not seen for many years. Most of our nation’s largest cities have already eclipsed their entire murder totals from last year. It’s August. So I think laughing off crime might not be the best strategy.
Also, given the fact that the United States has the highest crime rates in the developed world by quite a large margin, simply pointing to the fact that crime rates are not where they were in the 1990s is not really saying something. Our violent crime rate is over 20 times what you will find in most European nations. And I think you will agree that if you look at the parts of our country that have the highest crime rates, they tend to be the areas that are kind of at the center of the whole defund the police movement. So there is kind of an obvious tension there where the places complaining the most about police also have the highest crime rates. That is really the big tension point that people do not talk about enough in my opinion. The places pushing the hardest for police to be removed or the places where you are the most likely to be robbed. I mean, we all saw what happened in Chicago Sunday night and Monday morning.