Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer was robbed in Oakland, CA, the notorious city ranked in the top five for in crime in the country, and number#2 in the state, and where poor citizens receive universal basic income checks.
Crime is so prevalent in California now that even prominent politicians are getting attacked and robbed in broad daylight.
Earlier today former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured."
— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) July 26, 2021
Sadly, Boxer is now a victim of the policies by her own political party.
On the heels of a deadly July 4th weekend in Los Angeles city and county where 16 people were killed, and in Oakland where there were seven shootings, two deaths and a huge sideshow described as “12 hours of nonstop chaos” by the Oakland police Chief, Legislative Democrats brought a bill out of the inactive file that reduces penalties for criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes, the Globe recently reported.
The Oakland City Council approved a budget in June that will strip $17.4 million in funding from the Oakland Police Department and direct the money toward other programs, CBS Local reported. The budget also cut 50 police officers.
Oakland, ranked number#2 in The Most Dangerous Cities In California For 2021 list, with an overall crime rate 150% higher than the national average, a murder happening every five days on average. Close neighboring city Emeryville ranked number#1 with the most property crimes in the state.
Responses to Boxer’s Tweet were interesting:
“I feel bad for Barbara Boxer because she was assaulted… but this is the world she set up for the rest of us to enjoy… not very nice is it?”
I feel bad for Barbara Boxer because she was assaulted… but this is the world she set up for the rest of us to enjoy… not very nice is it?
— Audrey Golden (@Twipey) July 27, 2021
Perhaps the most interesting was this Tweet, reminding Boxer of her claims of “violence in Trump’s America…”
This aged well. pic.twitter.com/WSLfEqGpeP
— JohnC (@JCaryPhoto) July 27, 2021
The Daily Mail UK reported:
Boxer said both her attacker and the getaway driver appeared to be under the age of 18. She notes that she even addressed the pair directly before they fled.
‘I said: “Why would you do this to a grandma?” I was yelling at the kid as he was running with my phone,’ she told KPIX. ‘I said: “I want to call my grandkids, why are you doing this?” He could care less. He got in the car. But I hope he has some guilt.’
In a statement obtained by ABC 7, a spokesperson for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said the mayor was ‘deeply troubled’ to learn of Boxer’s assault and robbery.
Most interesting is the FBI graph below showing how crime in California had dropped, then began to rise again after 2014 – the year Proposition 47 was passed, and then Proposition 57 in 2016.
Proposition 47 largely decriminalized theft and drug crimes by reducing those crimes and a number of other “non-violent” felonies to misdemeanors; Prop. 57 allows early release for “non-violent offenders,” including rape by intoxication of an unconscious person, human trafficking involving a sex act with minors, arson causing great bodily harm, drive-by shooting, assault with a deadly weapon, and hostage taking.
Barbara Boxer, who is now 80, served in the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2017, was a U.S. Representative from California 1983-1993, and on the Marin County Board of Supervisors 1976-1982.
But her Party wants to defund the police 🤷🏻♀️
— PhaidraSF (@SF2CntralValley) July 27, 2021
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