How blue cities are mak­ing crime ille­gal again

How blue cities are making crime illegal again

Fol­low­ing the death of George Floyd in 2020, res­i­dents in blue cities across the coun­try put intense pres­sure on city and state lead­ers to defund law enforce­ment, and adopt soft­er pun­ish­ments for crim­i­nals.
Since then, crime in major lib­er­al cities has sky­rock­et­ed, leav­ing Repub­li­can law­mak­ers, res­i­dents, and busi­ness own­ers demand­ing tougher crime poli­cies that hold crim­i­nals account­able and improve safe­ty in their com­mu­ni­ties. 
Here is a look at how some blue cities have changed their tune on lib­er­al approach­es to crime and if it’s work­ing.
San Fran­cis­co
One of the country’s most lib­er­al cities has endured a years­long crime surge and wors­en­ing drug cri­sis that has been exac­er­bat­ed by the pan­dem­ic, giv­ing San Fran­cis­co a rep­u­ta­tion for being infest­ed with vio­lence, drugs, and home­less­ness.
In 2020, May­or Lo …