How Democrats Created a Carjacking Outbreak

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How Democrats Created a Carjacking Outbreak
BLM race riots and pandemic lockdowns made carjacking into big business.
By Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Carjacking is booming like no form of crime in Biden’s America. Homicides are up, especially in those cities that defunded their police, pharmacies are going out of business in San Francisco and other cities where shoplifting was legalized, but stealing cars is where it’s really at now.

Carjackings more than doubled in Chicago, and increased 537% in Minneapolis, the capital of police defunding, and around 500% in Washington D.C.

In Atlanta, mayoral candidate Antonio Brown, who had advocated defunding the police, was leaving a ribbon-cutting ceremony when he was carjacked and dragged for a block.

“These kids were in my opinion somewhere between 7- and 11-years-old,” Councilman Brown said, after calling the police.

They probably weren’t 7, but 11 is all too plausible because the carjackers are getting younger.

The nation was briefly shocked when four children, including an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old, were busted for armed robberies and carjackings in California. A 12-year-old was arrested for four armed carjackings in an hour in Washington D.C. In Pittsburgh, a carjacking crash ended in the deaths of three teen carjackers: the youngest of whom was a 14-year-old.

In one of the worst teen carjackings, two teenage girls, a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old, carjacked and killed a Pakistani Uber driver.

(One reason Ubers have become harder to find is that drivers are afraid of being carjacked.)

In Philly, a Lyft driver avoided a similar fate by pulling out his gun and shooting a 14-year-old carjacker.

The media, which assured the country that defunding the police, freeing all the criminals, and ending bail would reform public safety, claims to be baffled by the rise in carjackings.

Some are blaming the increase in teen carjackings on the teachers’ union shutdown of schools.

That’s certainly a factor, but the teens turning to carjacking would otherwise be moving drugs. The pandemic lockdowns however made stealing cars more profitable than running drugs.

The lockdown’s destruction of the economy has made new homes unaffordable, and also increased the price of cars. Fewer people and businesses could afford to make big new purchases during the shutdown, and instead held on to their existing cars.

The price of new cars is sharply up, but used car prices have shot up by as much as a quarter and inventory is low. That’s where the carjackers come in. Supply is meeting demand.

It’s not just the consumer market. There are severe rental car shortages and Uber shortages.

Even after the economic devastation of the Democrat lockdowns, Biden’s signature program is pushing subsidized electric cars. Car manufacturers are waiting to see what sort of mandates and rewards they’ll be dealing with under Biden’s infrastructure program. And with the supply of chips low and prices rising, they’re in no hurry to roll out cars they may not be allowed to sell.

Under Obama’s disastrous Cash for Clunkers environmentalist program, used car prices shot up 10% and used SUVs rose 30%. Inventory dropped and people were no longer able to afford used cars. Biden is helping bring back Obama’s economic woes in a bigger way.

While the luxury housing and car markets are thriving, the lower end has locked millions of Americans out of buying a home or a car. Car manufacturers are happy to push luxury electric SUVs to buyers who can afford to pay whatever the asking price may be. Working class and middle class car buyers and businesses that depend on fleets of vehicles are out of luck.

Urban organized crime is meeting the demand for used cars with underage carjackers.

Democrat municipalities dismantled law enforcement, destroyed police morale, and shut down much of the justice system in response to the Black Lives Matter riots over the overdose death of George Floyd. The arrest and prosecution of teens, already unpopular, went by the wayside.

The same drug rings exploiting children to run drugs began using them to steal cars.

Organized gangs employed young recruits to shoplift from stores when it became clear that even the most brazen daylight robberies would not be prosecuted in major urban areas.

Especially if the perpetrators were teens. And the younger the teens, the better.

Gangs that had used children to run drugs because they were unlikely to face serious charges moved them into robbery and then, as cars became a hot commodity, into carjacking.

The criminal justice reform movement has fought against prosecuting teenagers, even those who commit murder, as adults. And, indeed, the two teen girls who killed an Uber driver in D.C. reportedly reached a plea deal. Teen carjackers know that even if they kill their victim, the worst thing that will happen is they’ll be in the custody of the state until they become legal adults.

Teen carjackers assault drivers while fearlessly brandishing guns like it’s hunting season because they know the police won’t shoot them and district attorneys won’t lock them up.

While criminal justice reformers claimed that trying teens as adults ‘criminalized’ children, it dissuaded teens and, more importantly, the organized gangs using them as pawns. The decriminalization of teenage crimes led to a boom in teens being recruited by organized crime.

The more Democrats refuse to prosecute teens, the more teens become criminals. And their crimes escalate until they destroy someone else’s lives or just their own.

These kinds of unintended consequences are typical of criminal justice reform.

The carjacking boom is the outgrowth of the two worst Democrat policies from 2020. The lockdowns wrecked the economy and created a booming black market for criminals. The BLM movement and its race riots helped spur a decriminalization that led to a massive crime wave.

If Biden’s electric car push implodes, the auto market may begin to stabilize and recover. But the carjackings will just give way to other lucrative criminal enterprises. Decriminalizing drugs and prostitution won’t decrease crime or make society safer. The most basic level of crime is still theft. Legalizing immoral social ills will just shift criminal resources over to various forms of theft.

Democrats have become socialists and their obsession with controlling markets is leading to artificial shortages that criminals are happy to meet by redistributing some wealth. Like cars.

Socialism, whether in the USA or the USSR, feeds a black market as consumers try to get hold of whatever is no longer available in the controlled legal marketplace. And since those socialists criminalized legal sales of many products, while decriminalizing crime, the criminals are filling niches by stealing from those who have a product in order to sell it to someone who doesn’t.

When capitalism becomes a crime, then criminals become capitalists.

The nightmare of 11-year-olds stealing cars at gunpoint in Washington D.C., Chicago, Philly, and other major cities, was born from the pandemic lockdowns and the Black Lives Matter riots.

Everything that Biden and the Democrats are doing will only make the new crime wave worse.

In Biden’s America, carjacking is how used car sales work. And 11-year-olds hijacking cars at gunpoint are the new used car procurers of a broken economy that prints worthless money.

The Democrats are happy to write everyone a check. But pieces of paper with Biden’s signature on them are only worth what they can buy. Biden’s checks can’t buy you a car or a home. But they’ll buy a car stolen by an 11-year-old boy being run by Biden’s base of urban criminals. If he gets caught, he’ll be out the next day. And you’ll still be out of a car. You may not be able to find a new or used car you can afford to replace it with on the lot, but the carjackers will find one.

That’s the Biden economy.

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Son of the Rock

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Car Jacks are among the most violent crimes that could happen to people. It always involves being at gunpoint. It usually happens at a stoplight, or late at night on a quiet street. Constant awareness and having our heads on a swivel is exhausting, but in modern times vital.

Prayer is the Christian's main weapon. I know you'd expect me to talk about calibers and every day carry and concealable this and that, but I cannot tell you how many times my "spidey sense" kicked in and I zigged and zagged and avoided mishap.

The Holy Spirit is closest and most listenable, if we spend alot of time talking to God. Then we can hear the "still small voice" of warning even more. Granted it wont mean a totally charmed life, but It has saved me more times than I can remember. You probably have had this conversation at church around coffee and danishes talking to other Christians who report the same. I know I'm not the only one. It's also important to recognize the law of Reaping what we Sow. So many times I see Christian Families suffer because of the worldly friendships they make. That and TV undermine so much of what they learn at church. Something to think about, all of us.

Car Jacks can be avoided by moving, mostly, to a smaller town. Whatever the Holy Spirit leads us, Take it to the Lord in prayer. He will bless.
 

TrustinHim

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Criminals like to use stolen vehicles to commit serious crimes as surveillance cameras are everywhere. And the vehicle won't lead the police to them when they ditch it afterwards.
 

heisable2

Well-Known Member
How Democrats Created a Carjacking Outbreak
BLM race riots and pandemic lockdowns made carjacking into big business.
By Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Carjacking is booming like no form of crime in Biden’s America. Homicides are up, especially in those cities that defunded their police, pharmacies are going out of business in San Francisco and other cities where shoplifting was legalized, but stealing cars is where it’s really at now.

Carjackings more than doubled in Chicago, and increased 537% in Minneapolis, the capital of police defunding, and around 500% in Washington D.C.

In Atlanta, mayoral candidate Antonio Brown, who had advocated defunding the police, was leaving a ribbon-cutting ceremony when he was carjacked and dragged for a block.

“These kids were in my opinion somewhere between 7- and 11-years-old,” Councilman Brown said, after calling the police.

They probably weren’t 7, but 11 is all too plausible because the carjackers are getting younger.

The nation was briefly shocked when four children, including an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old, were busted for armed robberies and carjackings in California. A 12-year-old was arrested for four armed carjackings in an hour in Washington D.C. In Pittsburgh, a carjacking crash ended in the deaths of three teen carjackers: the youngest of whom was a 14-year-old.

In one of the worst teen carjackings, two teenage girls, a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old, carjacked and killed a Pakistani Uber driver.

(One reason Ubers have become harder to find is that drivers are afraid of being carjacked.)

In Philly, a Lyft driver avoided a similar fate by pulling out his gun and shooting a 14-year-old carjacker.

The media, which assured the country that defunding the police, freeing all the criminals, and ending bail would reform public safety, claims to be baffled by the rise in carjackings.

Some are blaming the increase in teen carjackings on the teachers’ union shutdown of schools.

That’s certainly a factor, but the teens turning to carjacking would otherwise be moving drugs. The pandemic lockdowns however made stealing cars more profitable than running drugs.

The lockdown’s destruction of the economy has made new homes unaffordable, and also increased the price of cars. Fewer people and businesses could afford to make big new purchases during the shutdown, and instead held on to their existing cars.

The price of new cars is sharply up, but used car prices have shot up by as much as a quarter and inventory is low. That’s where the carjackers come in. Supply is meeting demand.

It’s not just the consumer market. There are severe rental car shortages and Uber shortages.

Even after the economic devastation of the Democrat lockdowns, Biden’s signature program is pushing subsidized electric cars. Car manufacturers are waiting to see what sort of mandates and rewards they’ll be dealing with under Biden’s infrastructure program. And with the supply of chips low and prices rising, they’re in no hurry to roll out cars they may not be allowed to sell.

Under Obama’s disastrous Cash for Clunkers environmentalist program, used car prices shot up 10% and used SUVs rose 30%. Inventory dropped and people were no longer able to afford used cars. Biden is helping bring back Obama’s economic woes in a bigger way.

While the luxury housing and car markets are thriving, the lower end has locked millions of Americans out of buying a home or a car. Car manufacturers are happy to push luxury electric SUVs to buyers who can afford to pay whatever the asking price may be. Working class and middle class car buyers and businesses that depend on fleets of vehicles are out of luck.

Urban organized crime is meeting the demand for used cars with underage carjackers.

Democrat municipalities dismantled law enforcement, destroyed police morale, and shut down much of the justice system in response to the Black Lives Matter riots over the overdose death of George Floyd. The arrest and prosecution of teens, already unpopular, went by the wayside.

The same drug rings exploiting children to run drugs began using them to steal cars.

Organized gangs employed young recruits to shoplift from stores when it became clear that even the most brazen daylight robberies would not be prosecuted in major urban areas.

Especially if the perpetrators were teens. And the younger the teens, the better.

Gangs that had used children to run drugs because they were unlikely to face serious charges moved them into robbery and then, as cars became a hot commodity, into carjacking.

The criminal justice reform movement has fought against prosecuting teenagers, even those who commit murder, as adults. And, indeed, the two teen girls who killed an Uber driver in D.C. reportedly reached a plea deal. Teen carjackers know that even if they kill their victim, the worst thing that will happen is they’ll be in the custody of the state until they become legal adults.

Teen carjackers assault drivers while fearlessly brandishing guns like it’s hunting season because they know the police won’t shoot them and district attorneys won’t lock them up.

While criminal justice reformers claimed that trying teens as adults ‘criminalized’ children, it dissuaded teens and, more importantly, the organized gangs using them as pawns. The decriminalization of teenage crimes led to a boom in teens being recruited by organized crime.

The more Democrats refuse to prosecute teens, the more teens become criminals. And their crimes escalate until they destroy someone else’s lives or just their own.

These kinds of unintended consequences are typical of criminal justice reform.

The carjacking boom is the outgrowth of the two worst Democrat policies from 2020. The lockdowns wrecked the economy and created a booming black market for criminals. The BLM movement and its race riots helped spur a decriminalization that led to a massive crime wave.

If Biden’s electric car push implodes, the auto market may begin to stabilize and recover. But the carjackings will just give way to other lucrative criminal enterprises. Decriminalizing drugs and prostitution won’t decrease crime or make society safer. The most basic level of crime is still theft. Legalizing immoral social ills will just shift criminal resources over to various forms of theft.

Democrats have become socialists and their obsession with controlling markets is leading to artificial shortages that criminals are happy to meet by redistributing some wealth. Like cars.

Socialism, whether in the USA or the USSR, feeds a black market as consumers try to get hold of whatever is no longer available in the controlled legal marketplace. And since those socialists criminalized legal sales of many products, while decriminalizing crime, the criminals are filling niches by stealing from those who have a product in order to sell it to someone who doesn’t.

When capitalism becomes a crime, then criminals become capitalists.

The nightmare of 11-year-olds stealing cars at gunpoint in Washington D.C., Chicago, Philly, and other major cities, was born from the pandemic lockdowns and the Black Lives Matter riots.

Everything that Biden and the Democrats are doing will only make the new crime wave worse.

In Biden’s America, carjacking is how used car sales work. And 11-year-olds hijacking cars at gunpoint are the new used car procurers of a broken economy that prints worthless money.

The Democrats are happy to write everyone a check. But pieces of paper with Biden’s signature on them are only worth what they can buy. Biden’s checks can’t buy you a car or a home. But they’ll buy a car stolen by an 11-year-old boy being run by Biden’s base of urban criminals. If he gets caught, he’ll be out the next day. And you’ll still be out of a car. You may not be able to find a new or used car you can afford to replace it with on the lot, but the carjackers will find one.

That’s the Biden economy.

https://www.raptureforums.com/politics-culture-wars/how-democrats-created-a-carjacking-outbreak/
Well I've got a piece of advice for all of us. Keep your windows rolled up and your doors locked. I don't even wait to turn on my car before I make sure my door is locked. Another thing to remember is when you're pulling up to a light always make sure there is room for you to escape. Especially for us ladies driving at night time, be careful. Also know where the local police or fire department is. That way you have a safe place to go to in case you're being followed or chased. That happened to me and when I pulled into the police station the culprits drove away. That was something my mother taught me and that was back in the '60s and I lived in a big city. Look at where we are now! What worked back then will work today.

And his little story sort of off track but it proves the point. I live in Florida now and in the neighborhood where there are lots of places to walk my dog. My dog was a little Maltese poodle and I had it on one of those leashes that extend. Out of nowhere a Rottweiler came running out and started attacking my dog. I started reeling in my dog and picked it up and it was on my shoulder when the Rottweiler started jumping on me. All I can think of to say was help me Jesus. The next thing I knew was that Rottweiler was laying on its back with all four legs up. I turned around and walked home. I Believe in My heart that there must have been a 10-foot Angel there scaring the heck out of that dog. It was a good story to tell the children during vacation bible school and that was a story they really listened to. If it can happen to me it can happen to you. And it can happen in any instance whether it's a dog or carjacker or someone trying to hurt you. Cry out Jesus help me and have the faith to know that a miracle will happen when you say those words.
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
Car Jacks are among the most violent crimes that could happen to people. It always involves being at gunpoint. It usually happens at a stoplight, or late at night on a quiet street. Constant awareness and having our heads on a swivel is exhausting, but in modern times vital.

Prayer is the Christian's main weapon. I know you'd expect me to talk about calibers and every day carry and concealable this and that, but I cannot tell you how many times my "spidey sense" kicked in and I zigged and zagged and avoided mishap.

The Holy Spirit is closest and most listenable, if we spend alot of time talking to God. Then we can hear the "still small voice" of warning even more. Granted it wont mean a totally charmed life, but It has saved me more times than I can remember. You probably have had this conversation at church around coffee and danishes talking to other Christians who report the same. I know I'm not the only one.

Yes, God's Spirit sure does warn. This summer I was out in my yard and the urgent thought came to me to get inside the house soon. I recognized that 'still small voice' and went inside. As I was getting other things done and kind of focused I saw some people sauntering through the neighborhood. Immediately I had the "these people are not safe" alarm bells go up (doesn't happen often) and I was glad to be inside. Suddenly I remembered that 10 minutes previously I had been a prompted to go in.

I thanked God for His watching over. I do pray every day for God's protection for our family, neighborhood, church around the world and our nation.

One time, while in the store at the cash register a "voice" audible to me, told me to look up at one of my kids, a toddler then. A man was standing in front of her deciding to either take her or do his shopping. Can't tell you how I knew this but as I rushed over to get my kiddo the man decided to go shopping. I knew the situation was not my imagination as the lady behind me looked at me with wide eyes and said, "That was close!"

Stay in the Word, pray and follow God as He leads to serve Him, help others and share the Gospel. God watches over His children faithfully. :)
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Do you mean to get out of the car?

Either drive away or run away, whatever you can do (may have to exit the passenger-side door or back door). Important if you cannot get away/flee. You absolutely do not want to go anywhere with a stranger, especially one that has shown an intention to do bad things. Better to get hurt or even killed fighting back where someone can hear/see/find you and help than get taken away someplace where no one can hear/see/find you and have far worse done to you and likely getting killed at someone's leisure with no chance of any help for you.

If you have small children/baby(ies) in the vehicle, carjacker(s) that are only interested in the vehicle may let you take them out before he/she/they leave with the vehicle. Better a property charge than kidnapping, assault, etc.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Car Jacks are among the most violent crimes that could happen to people. It always involves being at gunpoint. It usually happens at a stoplight, or late at night on a quiet street. Constant awareness and having our heads on a swivel is exhausting, but in modern times vital.

Prayer is the Christian's main weapon. I know you'd expect me to talk about calibers and every day carry and concealable this and that, but I cannot tell you how many times my "spidey sense" kicked in and I zigged and zagged and avoided mishap.

The Holy Spirit is closest and most listenable, if we spend alot of time talking to God. Then we can hear the "still small voice" of warning even more. Granted it wont mean a totally charmed life, but It has saved me more times than I can remember. You probably have had this conversation at church around coffee and danishes talking to other Christians who report the same. I know I'm not the only one. It's also important to recognize the law of Reaping what we Sow. So many times I see Christian Families suffer because of the worldly friendships they make. That and TV undermine so much of what they learn at church. Something to think about, all of us.

Car Jacks can be avoided by moving, mostly, to a smaller town. Whatever the Holy Spirit leads us, Take it to the Lord in prayer. He will bless.

Carjackings can and do happen at all times of the day and night, in all kinds of neighborhoods, in all kinds of situations. Sometimes a gun, knife, or other weapon, and sometimes a strong-arm, in which the carjacker(s) physically overpower and/or intimidate/threaten the driver and any passenger(s). Sometimes a hostage situation until the vehicle is given up. Sometimes a kidnapping with or without release.

I've responded to carjacking calls, investigated them, and arrested carjackers/robbers. Called ambulances and arranged other assistance/resources for victims. No one demographic perpetrator or situation. However, looking "easy," not paying attention, and/or having an attractive vehicle (fast, flashy, or easily parted out and sold) make it more likely to be a victim of carjacking, robbery, car theft, or similar. Unless in a large city or in an county, usually carjackers get arrested in a jurisdiction other than where they did the carjacking because cars are, by their nature, mobile. And, because they often take the victims' cell phone, they usually have a pretty good head start on the police due to the delay in reporting the incident.

Memorizing your license plate number and the 17-digit vehicle identification number before anything happens can speed up getting one's vehicle entered into law enforcement databases as stolen and increase the chances of recovery before anything bad happens to the vehicle. The longer one's vehicle is gone, the more likely it will be used in another crime, get involved in an accident, or sold for parts or exported. Regardless of circumstances or insurance, depending on what happens with your vehicle, you could be a named party in a civil lawsuit. Think of an innocent child run over in a crosswalk crossing with the light when your stolen vehicle runs the red light at 100 mph and kills the child. Litigation is expensive, and there are limits to liability coverage (vehicle and umbrella policies). The faster you can report your vehicle stolen, the less chance of this happening . . . memorizing your insurance company's 24/7 phone number and your insurance policy number are very helpful, as well.

I've had people think I was easy because female, small, (and now "old"), and then find out the hard way that not all cops or retired military look a certain way :lol
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
My car is a manual transmission, that’ll stop most of them cold. :pound

Re pulling up to stop lights etc, always stop short enough you can still see where the tires of the vehicle in front sit on the street, which will give you room to pull out and around if needed.

I took a small, cheap, economy stick shift car to an event at an expensive fancy hotel in 1982 and the young valet got out in a panic and ran over to the old valet and while pointing at my car said, "that car has three pedals!!" :lol

I'm not sure if the head valet was more disgusted that the young valet couldn't drive a stick, or that the "unworthy" car was sitting in valet in front of the hotel :eek :lol
 
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