Another Democrat is now confronted with the disastrous results of the anti-police policies she once championed.
Violent crime is skyrocketing in Democrat-controlled cities nationwide and her city has been immune to the destruction.
And this Democrat led the Defund the Police charge. But suddenly she’s singing a whole different tune.
Begging for more police
Democrats never consider the consequences of their radical policies.
In their warped minds, they live in a socialist utopia behind gated walls protected by armed guards.
Take the radical Defund the Police movement – everywhere it’s been tried, it’s been a complete disaster, as anyone with a brain tried to warn it would be.
Now, the radical Democrats who promoted their pro-crime agenda are facing the music.
San Francisco City Supervisor Hillary Ronen announced last week she is “begging” for more police officers for her crime-ravaged city, especially in the district she represents, of course.
This desperate plea for more police comes on the heels of Ronen’s past calling for law enforcement to be completely defunded.
She even previously claimed that any half-measures towards defunding the police amounted to a “slap in the face.”
Ronen took office in 2017, representing San Francisco’s District 9 on the city’s 11-member Board of Supervisors.
The 47-year-old Berkeley Law graduate was then re-elected in November 2020.
During her time in office, she has strongly supported George Soros-backed radical left-wing District Attorney, Chesa Boudin.
Boudin, whose parents were members of a left-wing terrorist organization, has been blamed for overseeing a massive crime surge in the City by the Bay.
Jumping on the BLM bandwagon
In 2016, Ronen campaigned on making “police part of our community.”
But in 2020, Ronen jumped on the BLM bandwagon and pushed to defund the police.
And when Democrat Mayor London Breed proposed a $35 million cut from the San Francisco Police Department’s budget, that reduction was not enough for Ronen.
Ronen called the $35 million police budget reduction “a slap in the face,” saying, “we can’t just give lip service to this time and this movement.”
Ronen claimed that defunding the police was ultimately about repurposing a “system that is rotten to its core.”
And in August 2020, Ronen restated her support of defunding the police on social media.
“I want to make it clear that I believe strongly in defunding the police and reducing the number of officers on our force,” Ronen wrote at the time. “For decades we’ve had an imbalance in our city’s budget, with hundreds of millions of dollars going to SFPD to have them do work they are not qualified to do.”
It doesn’t get much clearer than that.
Jumping off the BLM bandwagon
But a funny thing happened on the way to defunding the police.
Crime went up, homelessness increased, drug use increased, violent crime increased, and citizens fled the city to get away from all the crime.
So while Ronen got what she wanted, the result was exactly what rational people predicted would happen.
The number of full-duty officers in the San Francisco Police Department is down to 1,514, from 1,840 in 2019, and 1,872 in 2017.
And the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office says that in 2022, only 3.9% of the 58,681 reported crimes even resulted in an arrest.
San Francisco now scores a 2 out of 100 – with 100 denoting the absolute safest – on Neighborhood Watch’s crime index.
The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in San Francisco is now 1-in-186, and the likelihood of becoming a victim of a property crime is 1-in-20.
The district Ronen represents accounted for 36% of all rapes in the city, as well as 50% of motor vehicle thefts, and 66% of murders.
And At least half of San Francisco’s reports of human trafficking have also taken place in Ronen’s district.
That’s why, during a Budget and Appropriations Committee meeting on March 15, Ronen begged the SFPD to prioritize police presence in her district.
“I’ve been begging this department to give the Mission what it deserves in terms of police presence all year long,” Ronen said. “And I have been told time and time and time and time again there are no officers that we can send to Mission.”
And even though Ronen worked diligently to make major cuts to police budgets, she claimed the SFPD had let her down.
“It hurts,” she actually claimed out loud. “And I feel betrayed by the department. I feel betrayed by the mayor. I feel betrayed by the priorities of the city.”
Working class Americans in cities nationwide understand how you feel Ms. Ronen – they too feel betrayed, by you and all your radical socialist comrades.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.