On Wednesday morning’s Neue Day, CNN viewers got an unusual dose of reality on the true causes of the recent crime surge as former Capitol Hill police officer Michael Fanone — now a CNN law enforcement analyst — actually implicated the media and the decriminalization of crime by liberal leaders.
This is in contrast to the liberal network’s past history of lame attempts blame the pandemics and guns. Other countries also have experienced pandemics without increasing crime, but there has not been any change in the gun laws.
Fanone — who was assaulted during the 1/6 Capitol Hill riots — has notably been a frequent guest on the network in the past year as CNN has been fixated on the violent protests by right-wing activists.
Correspondent Brynn Gingras filed a report recalling that homicides increased 29 percent in 2020, and an additional seven percent in 2021, as she also informed viewers about three high-profile murders that have occurred recently — the stabbing of a UCLA student in Los Angeles, an attack on a nurse at a bus stop in Los Angeles, and the pushing of a woman in front of a subway train in New York — none of which involved guns.
John Berman, the co-host and Kasie Hunt, fill-in host, brought Fanone on as a guest and asked him for his response. In referring back to 2014’s crime explosion, Fanone said that this crime wave began several years before. He quickly threw in his support for the media and other criminals.
When I think about the root causes, it seems that proactive policing has declined. You can guess that new legislation and departmental policies prevent police officers to do so. Fear of assassination is a common reason. Many years of intense scrutiny by the media and the public, as well as angry speech directed at politicians over the years.
Then he complained that prosecutors refused to enforce too many laws.
I also want to point out the public decriminalization of minor crimes by state and local prosecutors.It’s made it so that those who commit these crimes feel encouraged. This is a way to marginalize victims, and to place officers who are responsible for keeping communities safe in a difficult situation.
Fanone quickly ties the knot in the media once again
The last 5 or 6 years have been a great time. There have been serious mistakes made by the media, elected officials, judges, federal prosecutors and police officers. Community members. I’ve never seen such distrust, misrepresentation or violent language exchanged between these people.
The shoplifters who are permitted to attack convenience stores, as is the case in California frequently, continue to threaten to cause harm. The veteran cop did not mention gun violence or pandemics, but he did list a few factors.
Fanone’s observation about how crime has grown out of control is accurate. This problem dates back many years. In 2014, after several years of decline, homicides began jumping upwards again after journalists and other liberals started spending so much time fixated on second-guessing police officers and portraying them as racists. In fact, in 2020, according to the FBI, the number of homicides was more than 52 percent higher than it was in 2014 — from 14,164 to 21,570.
Also, it is noteworthy that, homicides are significantly higher than they were two years ago but the number criminal suspects who were killed by police officers fell to 888 in 2021. This may be due to police officers being less proactive about enforcing law.
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The following is a transcription:
CNN’s Neue Day
January 19, 2022
Eastern at 7:28
MICHAEL FANONE, CNN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: Clearly there has been a significant increase in crime. As a police officer I have witnessed a dramatic increase in violent and property crimes over the past four years. When I think about the factors, it seems like the proactive police officers in me would see a drop in their policing. However, it could be that police officers have been prevented from doing this by new legislation or departmental policies. Years of scrutiny, anger and slander directed at them by politicians and members of the media.
I also want to point out the state and local prosecutors that have publicly decriminalized crimes they consider minor offences.It’s made it so that those who commit these crimes feel encouraged. This is a way to marginalize victims, and to place officers who are responsible for keeping communities safe in a difficult situation.
Our criminal justice system is built on accountability. What many are currently experiencing in today’s world depends upon accountability. However, all of that aside, I think the U.S.’s rise in crime can be attributed to inability to hold honest discussions about criminal justice reform and policing. Over the past five or six years, There have been serious mistakes made by the media, elected officials, judges, federal prosecutors and police officers. Community members. I’ve never seen such fear, misrepresentation or violent language exchanged between these people.
While I can understand the ideas of state and district prosecutors regarding not prosecuting minor offenses and decriminalizing others, telegraphing this to criminals is not an ideal idea. Your actions are encouraging them. You’re also marginalizing victims of these crimes. You know, when I was a police officer, last thing I ever wanted to do was arrest somebody for, you know, petty theft from a bodega. However, think of the owner and how it will affect him/her. These prosecutors must consider each case and make individual statements, so that people can be charged for their crimes.