A Democratic lawmaker is throwing in the towel and is making a new plea for law and order.
Oliver Thomas, a Democratic New Orleans City Council member, says crime and violence have gotten so bad in the Crescent City that it’s time to bring in militarized reinforcements.
“Maybe it’s time to talk about bringing in the National Guard,” Thomas said, according to WDSU 6. “If it’s realistic to save lives, to stop these people from coming to shoot up our town.”
“If it’s realistic to stop them from disrespecting our municipal and criminal laws that may be the only realistic thing we can count on,” he added.
Thomas made similar remarks during an earlier interview on Fox News.
“This outburst of indiscriminate crime in too many of our cities includes New Orleans. People want a balanced response. We want to reform the system. We want 21st-century policing,” he said, without really explaining what that means.
“We want respect for the law, just like we want respect for our citizens, but we don’t want to see anything goes,” he continued.
“When I use the term Gotham City, too often there are people who think in our cities and in New Orleans that they can do what they want, when they want, how they want, where they want, and to whom they want,” he said.
Thomas’ plea comes on the heels of an election in San Francisco to recall far-left George Soros-funded District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
Voters in the heavily Democratic city overwhelmingly passed the recall as many blamed his soft-on-crime approach for massive increases in crime there.
Boudin was ousted with 61%, compared to 39% who wanted him to stay as the district attorney.
“This is a movement, not a moment in history,” Boudin said after his defeat. “The coalition that we built is broad, it is diverse, it is strong. And it is a coalition that is deeply committed to justice.”
Now, San Fran Mayor London Breed will have to appoint a temporary DA to backfill Boudin’s position until the next regular election this fall.
“Boudin is not keeping San Francisco safe. He refuses to adequately prosecute criminals and fails to take the drug dealing crisis seriously. He doesn’t hold serial offenders accountable, getting them released from custody, and his response to victims is that ‘hopefully’ home burglaries will go down,” the petition to recall said.
The vote by the liberal residents of San Francisco to get tough on crime likely sends a strong message to soon-to-be-recalled Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón.
“Tonight showed that voters from every community and every walk of life, regardless of political ideology, are rejecting pro-criminal policies that are masked as criminal justice reform,” said a representative of the Recall Gascon Campaign.
“George Gascón and Chesa Boudin’s failed social experiments have destroyed communities while doing nothing to meaningfully reform the system. If LA County voters sign and return their recall petitions, Gascon will be walking the same plank in the near future,” the rep continued.