Progressives who have an increasing amount of influence in the culture continue to argue that if their policies were allowed to be implemented in blue states, and at “woke” corporations, they would bring about resolutions to all the issues debated in the public square.
Without saying the magic word, they frequently give the impression over time the changes would lead to a Utopian paradise.
Well, they achieved everything they wanted in Los Angeles. It is governed by radicals, it has a George Soros-funded District Attorney who refuses to prosecute crimes committed by the huge number of homeless living in text cities around LA County, and who requests lenient sentencing for those they actually do prosecute and win.
Here are some of the results of allowing lawlessness:
- Violent crimes are up 8.2 percent in LA County, with robberies up 20.8 percent over last year and aggravated assaults up 5 percent.
- According to the Los Angeles Police Department, property crimes are up 13.6 percent from last year, with personal thefts up 16.6 percent.
On Friday NASCAR star Bobby East, 37, was the latest person in the LA metro area to be murdered because of the left’s policies.
He dies after being stabbed at a California gas station.
Trent William Millsap, 27, allegedly stabbed the three-time US Auto Club (USAC) champ in the chest while he was fueling up in Westminster on Wednesday.
East was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
‘The victim was found on the ground suffering from a serious stab wound to the chest area,’ Westminister Police said in a statement. ‘Officers attempted life-saving measures until OCFA paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local trauma center, where the victim succumbed to his injury.’
The Westminster police reported that on Friday evening Millsap was shot and killed by at least one officer at an Anaheim apartment building on Friday night, July 15, as a SWAT team attempted to serve search and arrest warrants.
Police said Millsap was a transient who frequented the area and was also accused of stabbing another man at the 76 gas station before allegedly attacking East.
East, of Torrance, California, was a star in the racing world, capturing three USAC national driving titles and winning the SAC Silver Crown championships in 2004, 2012, and 2013.
Hitting the scene in 2001, East was seen as a natural on the racetrack given that he’s the son of USAC Hall of Fame car builder Bob East.
That year, East found his first victory at the USAC National Midgets in 2001, becoming the youngest winner ever at the time at 16, and he was awarded the USAC’s Rookie of the Year.
The USAC dubbed him ‘the winningest USAC National Midget Rookie in more than a quarter century.’
He totaled 22 USAC National Midget wins during his career, and raced in 42 NASCAR national competitions between 2005 and 2008.
Following news of East’s tragic passing, many fans and fellow racers took to Twitter to mourn the 37-year-old.
Two-time NASCAR Champion and Fox Sports analyst Todd Bodine said, ‘Very sad to hear of the tragic incident involving Legend USAC driver Bobby East.
‘He was one heck of a wheelman. Thoughts and prayers to his family.’
Very sad to hear of the tragic incident involving Legend USAC driver Bobby East. He was one heck of a wheelman. Thoughts and prayers to his family
— Todd Bodine (Official) (@Team_Onion) July 16, 2022
Charles Krall, communications manager at the Automobile Racing Club of America, echoed praise for East’s driving skills and mourned his loss in the racing world.
‘In an open-wheel car, there was no one better,’ Krall tweeted. ‘So sorry to hear the news today.
I have the best memories of working with Bobby East. In an open wheel car, there was no one better. So sorry to hear the news today. My love and thoughts are with his parents Bob and Janice, and the entire East family. Race in peace Bobby ? pic.twitter.com/jNh8RFuwPL
— Charles Krall (@ChasKrall) July 15, 2022
‘My love and thoughts are with his parents Bob and Janice, and the entire East family. Race in peace Bobby.’
Racing fan Daniel Kriete also mourned East on Twitter, writing: ‘R.I.P. Bobby East, my prayers and condolences go out to his family.’
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