The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis is steadily disappearing all around us. As I write this article, hordes of criminal predators are roaming the streets of major U.S. cities searching for their next victims. Even when crime rates were high in the 1970s and 1980s, most of the time you would be okay as long as you were inside by nightfall. But in 2021, criminals are so unconcerned about the police that they are brazenly committing crimes in broad daylight. When KPIX 5 reporter Don Ford went to do a report on the horrible crime wave that had hit one troubled section of San Francisco, he got robbed too…
On Wednesday afternoon, the smash-and-grabs turned into armed robbery. KPIX 5 reporter Don Ford was on the story Tuesday and again on Wednesday, and was preparing to interview nearby homeowners when a white luxury sedan with four men inside pulled up.
This happened right in the middle of the day. A vehicle pulled up to where Ford was conducting an interview, three criminals jumped out, and one of them put a Glock right in his face…
“The car came up here while we were about to do an interview, three guys jumped out,” said Ford. “One had a gun and put in my face and said, ‘We’re taking the camera.’”
The whole encounter with a Glock in his face took less than a minute. “My whole thought at the moment was be calm. Let’s not get this guy excited. He’s got the gun. I don’t. So you take you the camera. It’s yours Buddy.”
Since this is a high profile case, I am sure that the overwhelmed police in San Francisco will “look into” this incident.
But of course there are thousands of other crimes being committed in San Francisco on a daily basis, and the police are never able to solve most of those either.
Brazen daylight crimes are being committed on the other side of the country as well. For example, two criminal predators recently attacked a 61-year-old man on a Bronx sidewalk, and video footage shows that bystanders just kept “walking by the entire time”…
Police released a shocking video showing a man being attacked and robbed in the middle of the day on a Bronx sidewalk. People are seen walking by the entire time.
Old people are being targeted because they are easy prey.
In this instance, what the two criminals were really after was cold, hard cash…
Two men walked up to the 61-year-old man and demanded cash.
One of them pushed the victim and knocked him to the ground. The other man stomped on his face. Both men searched the victim’s pockets, punched the victim in the head, and stole $817 before taking off.
As crime rates have soared, New York and other big cities have slashed police budgets.
Needless to say, that has not worked out very well. Sadly, the truth is that the police do not control the streets of many U.S. cities at this point…..[ ]