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Liberal reforms and policies are making it harder and harder for police to catch criminals as countless murderers go unsolved.
From The Washington Times. People are increasingly getting away with murder in America’s big cities, with police saying they are no longer able to roll low-level offenders to get them to snitch on big targets….
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“Criminal justice reform is crushing investigations. I apprehended individuals on something minor, and they wanted to make a deal because they didn’t want to go to jail. Now we don’t have the snitch pool of low-level offenders willing to talk about bigger fish. It’s huge and it’s such a simple concept,” said Paul Beakman, a former police officer and former president of the Fraternal Order of Police Western New York Lodge 103.
It’s showing up in the numbers.
The District of Columbia’s police force has cleared 49% of its homicide cases through July of this year, compared with 65% during the same period last year. The Metropolitan Police Department ended last year with a 69% clearance rate.
In Cincinnati, police have cleared 61% of homicide cases so far this year, compared with 71% at this point last year. It finished 2021 with a 67% clearance rate.
In New York City, the homicide clearance rate was 80% for the first quarter of this year, far above the national average of 54% but a drop from 86% during the first three months of 2021.
Paul DiGiacomo, president of the New York City Detectives’ Endowment Association, the union that represents active and retired detectives, said police have lost their leverage over suspects.
He said resources such as forensics laboratories and DNA machines are no match for solid witness statements in homicide investigations….
Mr. DiGiacomo said a 2020 state law also has left police without the ability to promise anonymity to some witnesses….
Tampa, Florida; Boston; and Dallas have district attorneys who champion far-left platforms, including abandoning cash bail, declining to prosecute some low-level charges, not pursuing small drug cases and increasing the scrutiny of police officers.
Clearance rates appear to be headed down in those cities. Boston police solved 31% of their homicides through the first half of the year, the Tampa Police Department cleared 49% of its homicide cases, and officers in Dallas solved 54%….
In Chicago, where the homicide clearance rate was 50% at the end of last year, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office refused to bring charges in 131 homicide cases….
The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has offered aid and other resources to cities with underperforming clearance rates. Justice Department experts will arrive at the city, look at the department and offer it a plan to improve its rate….
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(Excerpt from The Washington Times. Photo Credit: AJ Colores on Unsplash)
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Father God open the eyes of Americans to the terrible consequences of voting for people who uphold these policies. I pray you would guide their hearts and minds to the truth so that we can turn this countries trajectory around
Father, we ask that you would give us prosecutors that will seek your wisdom and uphold law and order. We ask that policemen would seek your wisdom and follow your guidance. We pray against the evil in our society and ask for your righteousness will replace ungodliness. We praise you that you are holy and righteous and that you bring our lives. We pray for this order to be in our nation.
Father God helps us to pray for our law enforcement officers and vote for righteous prosecutors. Because those who call bad good and good bad will be judged by you Father. May they do a turnaround from this evil before it is too late. I pray in Jesus’ name.
I pray for the success and prosperity of our police officers as they work and I ask that you would protect them from harm. Give them endurance, encouragement and may they realize that what they do is vital for the safety of our communities. Father fill them with Your wisdom, love and power. Father may they all come to know the saving grace of The Gospel. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.