This continued until, by 1977, a Gallup poll found that over 70% of all women - and 92% of African-American women - said that they did not feel safe walking in their own neighborhoods at night. Backlash followed and a crackdown on crime began in the 1980s, culminating, ironically, in President Clinton's (D) very tough crime bill. Combined with changing demographics, crime began to fall until, by the early 2000s it had dropped to levels not seen since the peaceful, placid 1950s. However, as was said of France's kings, Americans - for to be fair often the best of motives - have a bad habit of forgetting nothing and learning nothing. With crime down and further scientific developments, the emphasis has shifted back to individual rights - this particularly so among American liberals who fancy themselves defenders of the downtrodden.Thus, laws against sleeping on the streets are no longer being enforced. This combined with a libertarian turn in both parties including the legalization of drugs, a populist distrust in institutions is leading to a massive increase in dysfunction in the cities - made far worse by the aforementioned changes in the structure of the economy. This is only a brief summary of the factors at work. Policies associated with the Democratic party - an emphasis on civil rights and identity politics over community standards, drug legalization, a tendency to distrust law enforcement and to treat lawbreakers less as victimizers as victims of society's ills - have combined to create the current crisis in the cities.It has precedent in American history and will ebb and flow. There are some very fundamental forces at work, but to be sure, policies identified with the Democratic party have been both a reinforcement and a cause of those forces.
I was in San Francisco a year ago, there were homeless everywhere and rubbish that hadn't been collected
Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions
You see hardly none of them can make it to win delegates in all the States Bernie Sanders only won New Hampshire by 27 % when he was facing Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders won 60 % , What happened to his voters?
Correlation != causation.
@JenSCDC they've had decades to turn it around. They've done nothing.
The only opinion from girls was selected the Most Helpful Opinion, but you can still contribute by sharing an opinion!