Ariel Benjamin Mannes
Ben Mannes: Rising crime is a referendum on identity politics
On Nov. 20, 2022, FOX 29’s Steve Keeley reported that there were four homicides in just the last six weeks in the small Delaware County borough of Yeadon. As Keeley reported through his popular Twitter account, that was more homicides than the entire four-plus year tenure of Yeadon Borough’s former Police Chief, Anthony “Chachi” Paparo.
Philadelphia’s Policies of Surrender | City Journal
When I contacted a friend in the Philadelphia police, he informed me that the streets were closed “because of the ATVs.” More senior sources in the police department’s command ranks then told me that, responding to an embarrassing incident the night before in which hundreds of illegal dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) seemingly took over Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw shut down traffic into these areas the following evening. Though the illegal-vehicle scourge undermines public safety and quality of life, top city officials appear more willing to surrender than to enforce the rule of law.
As America Sleeps, A Dangerous Axis Develops
It is hard to fathom that the Biden administration is only a bit more than a year old. Over the last year, the Biden agenda has seemed laser-focused on keeping COVID-pandemic stimulus funding, and restrictions, alive - while simultaneously undoing nearly all of the Trump administration's executive orders . Meanwhile, the media and American public have been focused on the domestic side effects of these policies, like rapidly rising , a supply-chain , and skyrocketing in our inner cities.