Liberal California politicians promise to be tough on crime as thefts, shootings increase

Ailan EvansThe Daily CallerCalifornia Democrats are toughening their stance on crime amid increasing violence and homicides, with many politicians pledging to invest in law enforcement.Crime in California has skyrocketed over the past two years, with homicides in San Francisco jumping 15% in 2021 compared to 2020, and over 50% compared to 2019. Statewide, homicides, property crime, violent crime and larcenies have all risen since before the pandemic.Retail thefts in particular have plagued the state, most notably in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where organized gangs of criminals will break into and loot storefronts of their merchandise.In Los Angeles, city councilmembers have begun redirecting funds from their districts to pay for police overtime in a bid to que
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