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Huckabee Blames Protesters For Crime Wave

Mike Huckabee argued this week that a recent crime increase in some of the nation’s largest cities is a result of “anti-police riots,” The Hill reported.

“Newton’s third law of physics says that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,” the Republican presidential candidate said during his daily podcast, according to Buzzfeed Politics. “So is anyone surprised that the recent war on cops that’s led to vilifying police, politicians tying cops hands or police being told to stay out of certain areas has led to a completely predictable reaction; a surge in crime?”

Huckabee added: “Crime has been dropping since the ‘80s, but Breitbart (News) reports that Chicago just had its deadliest month in 13 years, with shootings up 50 percent over last year. Since the April anti-police riots in Baltimore, homicides there are up 39 percent. In St. Louis, the murder rate is up 60 percent last year.”

President Obama is also partially responsible for the crime problem, according to the former Arkansas governor. “Breitbart notes the situation has been made worse for the Obama administration’s failure to enforce immigration laws, which has led to the release of 347,000 criminal convicted aliens,” Huckabee said.

The candidate defended lengthy prison terms for nonviolent offenders. “That’s now depicted as racist sentencing that targeted African-Americans, even though the sentences were originally made harsher because African-American leaders complained that crack dealers were destroying their neighborhoods,” he said.

Photo: The Pulse 2016, Steiner Show

Anti-police protests are leading to higher crime rates.

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