Your 100% correct.
This is the rot of society when people think its not worth it to charge someone with a crime and label at as costly. It is called quality of life issues.
in the 60' and 70's New York City was much like current day CA cities, tent city sewers. The people elected a former FBI official call Rudolf Giuliani on a low, order and quality of life platform.
He himself and with the police, turned New York City into a Disney Land. I was there, I saw it.
No more street beggars, no panhandlers, no camping out in tents, Penn and Grand Central Station even turned into Disney Land, vastly different. No crime was overlooked, NONE, every law on the books enforced.
Squeege men were arrested for cleaning car windows when people were stuck in traffic (oh my god I still remember the liberals going nuts of that) , they would spit on cars if you didnt give them money.
No more of that, Giuliani had the support of the voters, now the progressives are back because the young generation thought NYC was always a Disney Land, like current CA mentality. Voters dont know what happens when law are not enforced. People are waking up REAL QUICKLY, dont see many defund the police anymore do you? AND NY City turning into a dump again, just last week, Long Island (where I grew up) politicians went into Penn Station and/or Grand Central Station.
Long Islanders fearful for their lives again taking the trains into the city, years of the now recently departed mayor who allowed the homeless to once again take over the stations, crime through the roof, crazies everywhere, no respect for law and order, low level crimes ignored over and over, even to repeat offenders... Record numbers of police officers resigning and retiring early.
Really? All anyone has to do is look in the mirror and their voting habits. Stop with the excuses, too expensive to enforce the law? That is the problem with people who says that, the particular crime doesnt affect them or their quality of life its ok, right?
The thinking is backwards in many of these posts. Not enforce the law? Too Costly? That is backwards, the highest cost is in cities and states where the laws are not enforced. There is no deterrent, criminals feel free to do as they choose, they become more brazen. The cost of doing business greatly increases, taxes increase, businesses and middle income people move away, the area turns into a urban sewer controlled by thugs, fearless of the police.
In areas where crimes are fully enforced, its nipped in the butt from the start, there are WAY less criminals around, respect for the law rules and the community thrives instead of declines. My god, I cant believe people think otherwise BUT this is why we have these issues, because they vote for people who allow this behavior. Your either a man who stands up for law and order or a mouse who tolerates crime and disorder on the false belief that its too costly to control, so let the criminals run free.
SO ends my sermon for the day (and I mean it *LOL*)