In recent years, the United States has seen a huge uptick in civil disobedience and violent crime. Experts point to a number of factors causing this crime spike, and this week, Republican Senator Tom Cotton has taken on the issue forcefully. Cotton believes that many of his colleagues’ hearts are in the right place, but that they are severely misguided. He also warns that the crime spike thus far may just be a prelude of what’s to come.
“Unfortunately, we may now be living through the early stages of a new crime wave,” Cotton continued. “Murders and rapes and other violent crimes are up all across America. The American people say they’re more concerned about crime than they have been any time in the last 15 years. This is not the time to start releasing violent felons from prison.”
Cotton said the Obama administration has already released 30,000 felons from federal prison thanks to revisions in sentencing guidelines, and the administration may release another 40,000.
It appears that the Democrats are playing politics with our criminal justice system, just as Governor Terry MacAuliffe did in Virginia when he granted voting rights to felons last month. Many believe MacAuliffe did this to give his friend Hillary Clinton a boost in the 2016 general election. Clearly, those on the left care more about the politics of the situation than the safety of American citizens.