There is a destructive crime and justice trend afoot that clearly endangers public safety.
No, it is not the actions of violent protesters and riotous thugs. It is the deliberate inaction of district attorneys who are refusing to prosecute violations of law.
You’d likely be fired if you failed to do what you were hired to do. It’s not that easy when dealing with an elected or appointed DA who is tasked with investigating and prosecuting citizens who break the law.
Mike Schmidt, the DA in riot-scarred Portland, announced he’s dropping charges against hundreds of protesters arrested for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct or interfering with a law enforcement officer. He won’t prosecute those arrested for rioting either unless there’s some serious additional crime, like arson, included. Schmidt’s policy proved deadly.