Portland, Oregon, is experiencing a rise in crime, much more dramatically than the statewide average. The rise in crime has been attributed to de-carceration, the elimination of bail culture, and the city’s defunding of police.
The number of police officers has plummeted, making it difficult to investigate crime.
Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton says that leadership at all levels is needed to address the public safety problem.
- Rising crime in Portland is a result of Democrat policies such as de-carceration and the elimination of bail culture.
- The number of police officers has plummeted in Portland, making it difficult to investigate
- Portland’s anti-police culture exacerbates the city’s public safety problem.
- Local policies that prioritize police funding, make arrests, and prosecute suspects, as seen in neighboring counties, can provide a different outcome than Portland.
- Voters need to wake up and vote differently to save Portland.
The rise in crime in Portland is a clear indication that Democrat policies are failing the people. De-carceration and the elimination of bail culture have created a situation where criminals are running around freely, and the anti-police culture in Portland only makes matters worse. It’s time for the city to prioritize public safety and provide the police with the resources they need to do their job effectively.
The defunding of police has resulted in a plummeting number of police officers in Portland, making it difficult to investigate crime. Criminals know that even if a person calls the police, they won’t show up, which only emboldens them to commit more crimes.
Portland’s public safety problem requires leadership at all levels, and voters need to wake up and vote differently to save the city.
Neighboring counties have shown that local policies that prioritize police funding, make arrests, and prosecute suspects can provide a different outcome than Portland.
It’s time for the city to take a page from their playbook and implement policies that prioritize public safety. Portland is worth saving, but it will require bold leadership and a willingness to change course.