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President Barack Obama's former
chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel-who
now presides as mayor over the
long-disarmed but lawless city of
Chicago, where more than 1,000
were shot in the first half of this
year-also said that more gun
control was the answer.
AP PHOTO/CHARLES REX ARBOGAST

kidnapping and aggravated assault. No jail. No
deportation. They were simply released. It's highly
likely that many were connected to the violent
Mexican drug cartels, which are spreading their
organized criminal activity into every corner
of America.

downgraded to wrist-slap offenses or made to
vanish altogether."
"The LAPD misclassified nearly 1,200 violent
crimes" between 2012 and 2013, "including
hundreds of stabbings, beatings and robberies,"
according to the Los Angeles Times.

According to the FBI's National Gang Threat
Assessment, more than 33,000 gangs with more
than 1.4 million members are criminally active
across all 50 states.
Many of them are fueled by the Mexican
Transnational Criminal Organizations that,
according to the FBI, "partner with more than
100,000 documented street gang members in
Chicago" alone!

Even as political leaders seek to disarm the
law-abiding, they refuse to prosecute armed,
violent criminals who've already been caught.
According to an analysis by Syracuse University
of 2013 crime statistics, when it comes to federal
gun prosecutions, eastern New York state-New York
City-ranked 88th out of 90 federal districts, and
Chicago ranked dead last.
Politicians refusing to stop criminals-even
enabling them, in some cases-while at the same
time working to restrict the rights of law-abiding
citizens is a prime reason why Americans need their
Second Amendment rights now more than ever.
Politicians refuse to protect us. Who will?

Some jurisdictions are downgrading criminal
offenses to hide the true face of crime.
California, for example, "redefined" six felonies as
misdemeanors under Proposition 47, which voters
passed last year.
And in New York, "The NYPD downgrades
hundreds of violent felony crimes to misdemeanors
or lesser felonies each year," the New York Daily News
reported two years ago. Chicago magazine
reported a similar phenomenon in the Windy City:
"We identified 10 people ... who were beaten,
burned, suffocated or shot to death in 2013
and whose cases were reclassified as death
investigations, downgraded to more minor crimes
or even closed as noncriminal incidents." The
magazine also "found dozens of other crimes,
including serious felonies such as robberies,
burglaries and assaults, that were misclassified,

At the same time, America's "thin blue line" is
being thinned and frayed by fear, frustration,
interference and attrition. According to the FBI,
between 2003 and 2013, the number of
law-enforcement personnel fell by
46,532 employees-ironically, almost the same
number of federal felons set to be released from
prison under new sentencing guidelines.
In many cases, our law-enforcement officers are
even reportedly standing down because of political
pressure. The trouble is, when cops are forced to be
unwilling bystanders, violent criminals rush in to fill
the void.

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