Should “public safety “and/or “oppression of the poor” continue as the result of a SUD motivated crime? And if so, why are the major news sources, and/or politicians silent instead of taking action to remedy the fact that 65 percent of all crimes in the USA are being committed by people with SUD and mental problems?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Progressives, now is the time to back down from bail reform, reported the following statement:

“The anti-reform push is even picking up steam in solidly blue states such as New York, where Democrats like New York City Mayor Eric Adams are citing concerns about “public safety” as they call for reversing the state’s recent bail reform changes.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse to this conundrum which is now a concern of Progressives because of the upcoming election, but is seldom if ever mentioned by the major news sources…… for some reason?

King Solomon

If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. (Ecclesiastes 5:8)

What’s My Point?

The Chicago Tribune article for some reason relates a host of reasons for crime while at the same time urges Progressives to be silent on bail reform because of the upcoming election,  

However, all their reasons omit the truth of why public safety and oppression of the poor is occurring in the USA;

In My Opinion,

For some reason, the major news sources never report either the motives for crimes committed is related to drugs sellers or drug addicts, or drug addicts need for money to supply their SUD or mental state when they commit crimes.

Why the silence from the major news sources who as in this article bring up other factors such as this following claim.

“…what really is driving a nationwide spike in violent crime — factors such as the nation’s growing social divisions and political polarization, ongoing cutbacks to essential social services and the sustained spike in gun purchases.”

However, if we read another article titled: Criminal Justice Facts, in the Source Link below, it reports the following statement.

“That an estimated 65% percent of the United States prison population has an active SUD. Another 20% percent did not meet the official criteria for an SUD, but were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of their crime.1

Why the major news sources, or the politicians running for office or in office are so silent on these facts should make all of us wonder if the reason observed by King Solomon 3000 years ago in the above verse, is the reason

 Or whether we voters are fools to keep on voting for the same politicians over and over who are either incompetent or in cahoots with drug cartels who profit same as what occurred in history when Britain profited from selling opium in China.

If interested,

Read the articles and the previous post which gives the history of how of the China Opium Wars.

You Decide

Is there a conspiracy by “the higher ups to profit from drugs in the USA, or are our politicians’ fools, or are we voters fools for allowing drugs in the USA to now become a problem of both “public safety” and “oppression of the poor,” which is what happens to all SUD users over time?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-bail-reform-pushback-crime-narrative-20220615-c5uxf2l7qjegjecnn5zfduubkm-story.html

NID National Institute Drugs – Drug Facts Criminal Justice

https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/criminal-justice

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